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BAT's 'Electrobike' and'EV Bike' Compete for Top Honors

26 April 1999

BAT International's 'Electrobike' and Lee Iacocca's 'EV Bike' Compete for Top Honors at LA Convention Center Bike Expo
    LOS ANGELES, April 23 -- BAT International
(OTC Bulletin Board: BAAT) announced today that its Electrobike subsidiary
will introduce a new line of electric bicycles.  The electric powered bicycles
will be on display at the Southern California Bike Expo at the LA Convention
Center on April 23rd to 25th.  Lee Iacocca's electric bicycle company, EV
Global Motors, will be right across the aisle.  Electrobike expects to "wow"
the crowd with a series of exhibits including a Miripolsky Motorcanvas, and
the video of Miripolsky riding through San Francisco and creating an "electric
art happening".  Electrobike will also unveil its new "toy" electric bicycle
and exhibit its "Jazz" bike.
    Also part of the exhibit is an Electrobike "Dealer Kit" which includes a
point of purchase display, "Jazz" bikes, a neon store-front sign, merchandise
and apparel.  One important objective of Electrobike's attendance at the Bike
Expo is to host interested dealers and demonstrate the consumer reaction to
Electrobike's product line.  This Expo is a milestone in that it marks the
beginning of the electric bicycle industry in the United States.  Additional
information about Electrobike products and dealership program can also be
found at the company's web site at
    BAT International is organized as a holding company with major ownership
positions in subsidiary companies now commercializing advanced transportation
and energy technology products developed by BAT.  Technologies developed over
the last six years include electric vehicles, composite chassis, super-
efficient and high power engines, electric bicycles and scooters, advanced
batteries, lubricant additives, and electric power generation systems.  For
information, see BAT's web site at
    This press release contains forward-looking statements that should not be
used to make an investment decision.  Please refer to the BAT International
web site and other sources for more detailed Company information or call
Investor Relations at 619-409-8977, Media Relations at 619-409-8980 or Sales
at 619-409-8982.