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BAT TVT Race Car Prepared for Pike's Peak Race - July 4th

30 June 1999

    CHULA VISTA, Calif., June 30 -- BAT International's
(OTC Bulletin Board: BAAT) wholly owned subsidiary SuperBAT Inc. announced
today that their race car entry for the annual Pike's Peak race has completed
its initial track test trails.  The TVT car score at the racetrack was very

    The TVT Race Car is a culmination of the dedicated efforts of a complete
team including:

    A) Leonard Arnold and his entire team, who gained national recognition for
building race cars for the Dalenbock race team.  This includes full race team
support for the entire event.
    B) Keith Harper, who is the manager for the Pike's Peak Test Trade for
General Motors Corp. and is a GM Test Driver.  He was voted "Rookie Of The
Year" in 1991 and has won honors for the past 8 years at Pike's Peak.

    The "Pike's Peak Hill Climb" is the second oldest (1916) race event in the
U.S. (second only to the Indy 500).  Race teams come from all over the world
to compete for the World Record Trophy.  Pike's Peak International Hill Climb
has become an international event watched by over 15 million people around the
world on various TV and cable channels including ESPN.

    Pike's Peak "Race to the Clouds" (14,000 feet high) is one of the most
dangerous races on Earth.  It is always held on Independence Day (July 4th) as
a symbol of America's Independence.  The vehicles start at a 9,000 feet
elevation and climb 5,000 feet vertical (1 mile high) over a swerving and
treacherous 12.4 mile course.  There are 152 switch back curves with grades up
to 20%, no pavement, no guard rails and vertical drops some over 1,000 feet.
One mistake could be the driver's last.

    The average automobile driver can drive up the road in about 40 minutes.
In the 1998 "Race to the Clouds," Rod Millen covered the same distance in
10 minutes, 4 seconds.  This required racing at speeds in excess of
125 miles/hour.

    It is the goal of the SuperBAT TVT race team to do what no one has been
able to do: to beat the 10 minute barrier.  This year, a gateway to the new
millennium, marks the 83rd Anniversary of the race and the 105th Anniversary
of the writing of "America The Beautiful."  The author was inspired and
actually wrote this song at the top of Pike's Peak!

    We invited all of BAT's Stockholders to either attend this exciting event
or watch it over the TV.  The publicity generated from the event will further
the recognition of SuperBAT TVT anti-friction products.

    BAT International is organized as a holding company with major ownership
position in a set of subsidiary companies now commercializing advanced
automotive and energy technology products developed by BAT.  Technologies
developed over the last six years include electric vehicles, composite
chassis, super-efficient or high power engines, electric bicycles and
scooters, advanced batteries, lubricant additives, and electric power
generation (for information see BAT web site at

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that should not be
used to make an investment decision.  Please refer to our web site and other
sources for more detailed Company information (Investor Relations,
(619) 409-8977)

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