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World's First Purpose-Built Hydrogen Fuel Cell Motorbike Makes U.S. Debut

            Consumers to get "green" with Env as Soon as 2006

   WHAT:     North American debut of ENV (pronounced ENVY), a hydrogen fuel
             cell-powered motorbike that is completely nonpolluting and
             virtually silent -- emitting only water vapors that are clean
             enough to drink!  ENV was designed to showcase the practical
             application of hydrogen fuel cells in the real world and is the
             first motorbike to be developed from the ground up for this

   WHEN:     Tuesday, June 14 at 9 a.m.  

   WHERE:    Astra West (Third Floor) at the Pacific Design Center
             8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069
             Valet parking provided at the PDC's Melrose entrance.

   WORKS:    ENV's 8 hp comes from a 6kW electric motor and a compact,
             detachable fuel cell stack called CORE.  The bike can reach
             a top speed of 50 mph in 12.1 seconds and operates for up
             to four hours before needing "refueling."  The
             pre-production motorbike could be available to consumers as
             early as 2006.

   VISUALS:  Unveiling of ENV
             Sleek and silent motorbikes in action on the outdoor terrace
             Demonstration of how to remove the fuel cell stack
             Interview with Dr. Harry Bradbury, CEO of Intelligent Energy,
             the company that engineered ENV