Torvec Readies Transmission for EPA Testing Technology Showcased at Torvec.com
26 May 2000Torvec Readies Transmission for EPA Testing Technology Showcased at Torvec.com
ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 25 Torvec, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TOVC) is accelerating its transmission program in response to aggressive goals for reducing diesel pollution announced this week by the EPA and the Clinton Administration. Torvec has contracted for the production of a prototype of its infinitely variable transmission. This will be installed in a diesel truck and sent to the EPA's California testing facility. Torvec's research suggests the EPA will find its transmission significantly reduces fuel consumption and carcinogenic particle emissions using standard diesel fuel. Torvec's transmission eliminates the thick black clouds of soot emitted by diesel engines when they accelerate or change gears. This is because the transmission keeps the engine at a steady RPM during acceleration, and because there is no gear shifting when changing speeds. EPA testing will precisely measure these improvements in fuel efficiency and pollution reduction. Torvec believes it has the only infinitely variable transmission with enough torque for trucks. Torvec's transmission will also be installed in the Company's FTV(TM) tracked vehicle, which can gently navigate the roughest terrain with low ground pressure. The FTV can go where 4WD trucks can't while carrying a heavier load. The FTV can travel at highway speeds and uses a conventional steering wheel to direct its steel-reinforced rubber tracks. The FTV has many commercial and rescue applications and has generated interest from companies and government agencies in developing countries. Torvec now accepts orders for the FTV at http://www.torvec.com. Torvec's technologies, which are patent-protected in major auto-producing nations, include the infinitely variable transmission, the steer-drive mechanism, a small lightweight hydraulic pump and motor, and a geared constant velocity joint. This press release contains forward-looking statements based on current expectations subject to risks and uncertainties outlined in Torvec's 10-KSB dtd. 12/31/99 and include the Company's ability to successfully install and test equipment. Torvec, Inc., based in Rochester, New York, is a developer of highly advanced automotive technologies and the FTV(TM) tracked vehicle. For more information contact Mr. Jim Gleasman at 877-248-0840 or visit http://www.torvec.com.