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 (gates.com) 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.