Gates Energy Solution drives onto the world stage

Released on: September 25, 2008, 5:09 pm

Press Release Author: Phyllis Ingram

Industry: Industrial

Press Release Summary: Gates energy-saving technology powers automobiles at Olympics
and Democratic National Convention

Press Release Body: Gates Energy Solution drives onto the world stage
Gates energy-saving technology powers automobiles at Olympics
and Democratic National Convention

Denver, CO - As green initiatives become a central theme at highly anticipated
events across the world this August, the Electro-Mechanical Drive™ (EMD) System, an
energy-saving solution produced by Gates Corporation, is the driving technology that
powers vehicles being featured at events from the Unites States to China.

Gates Electro-Mechanical Drive™ (EMD) System is a start-stop technology for hybrid
cars that reduces both fuel consumption and emissions. It is currently available in
vehicles sold in North America, Europe and Asia on the 2008 Hybrid Saturn Vue Green
Line, Saturn Aura, 2008 Chevy Malibu, Chery BSG A5, Chery ISG A5 and PSA Peugeot
Citroen. Independent studies have shown fuel savings of 6 - 10 percent, depending on
the application, and more than 20 percent savings in urban traffic.

"Having our technology in these hybrid vehicles is an example of how Gates Energy
Solutions technologies are driving to make our customers more successful and visible
on the world stage," said John Bohenick, President of Gates Corporation. "It also
supports Gates Enterprise Objectives of Energy, Environment, Cost Reduction,
Performance and People."

EMD in Beijing
The Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing featured the debut of China's
first hybrid vehicles in a 50-car motorcade. This fleet includes 40 BSG A5 hybrids
and 10 ISG A5 hybrids, both produced by Chery Automobile Company and powered by the
Gates EMD system.

Being touted as the "Olympics Green Messengers," the motorcade was selected by the
Chinese Olympic Committee to emphasize the two Olympic themes of Science and Green.
In comparison to the standard Chery A5, the BSG A5 improves fuel economy by 10-15
percent and the ISG A5 improves fuel economy by 25-30 percent. Both hybrids reduce
carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 12 percent.

"This is exciting news for our valued partner Chery, and for the Gates global
engineering teams in North America, Europe and Asia that developed the EMD system,"
said Bohenick.

EMD at the Democratic National Convention
Gates Corporation will showcase the EMD system at its headquarters in Denver,
Colorado during the Democratic National Convention from August 25-28. A Saturn Vue
and Saturn Aura will be on display outside the Gates Corporate Headquarters building
to provide observers a firsthand view of the fuel-saving system solution.

"Gates is showcasing the technology to further educate elected officials, media and
the general public on how Gates is driving the development of important
energy-saving technologies," said Bohenick. "These display vehicles allow Convention
visitors and guests the opportunity to take a closer look at one of our very
successful energy solutions and learn how the technology benefits the environment
while ultimately providing a fuel-saving solution for consumers."

About Gates Corporation
Gates Corporation ( is one of the world's leading manufacturers of
industrial and automotive products, systems and components. Founded in 1911 and
headquartered in Denver, Colorado, it has 25 U.S. manufacturing and distribution
centers employing nearly 5,000 employees in 19 states across the country. Gates is
part of the Industrial and Automotive division of Tomkins plc, a global engineering
group listed on both the London (TOMK) and New York (TKS) stock exchanges and with
revenue of $5.8 billion in 2007. Tomkins plc has over 34,000 employees worldwide and
enjoys strong market positions and technical leadership across all of its business
activities and owns some of the best-known brands in their respective markets.

Gates Energy Solutions product line offers practical, energy-saving solutions for
automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers world-wide. The
Electro-Mechanical Drive™ System, E3 Drive™ System and CabRunner™ Integrated Power
System, are feature products specifically designed to reduce fuel consumption and
emissions in vehicles.

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Contact Details: Contact:
Phyllis Ingram
4518 Janssen
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(800) 691-0702
(361) 857-0702

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