New corporate slogan: “Get Green” with Autotherm

Company to Offer the Energy Recovery System at a Reduced Price Beginning April 1, 2007

Lake Zurich, IL, March 28, 2007 – AUTOTHERM® has announced that a new slogan, has been added to its corporate identity.

AUTOTHERM® developed this slogan to ensure that consumers and customers realize the positive impact of the Energy Recovery System (ERS) product on the environment and cost of operation.

The diesel engine industry has described efforts to reach zero emissions from their engines as “Green Diesel Technology.” The “Green” terminology has been used by other industries, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The trademarkedlogo references the products dual role in saving the environment and contributing to transport profitability enabling a vehicle’s existing heater to operate in cold weather this unique no idle technology eliminates the need to idle a vehicle’s engine while loading or unloading and during meal, rest, paperwork and fueling stops. By recovering the waste energy generated during driving, the AUTOTHERM® System becomes the most “Green” no idle technology available. Since it burns no fuel, it creates no pollution!

The same ERS can also be used in warm weather to keep excess heat from building up in a stationary cab and providing cab ventilation with the AUTOVENT™ feature. All vehicles, especially diesel-powered vehicles, are large contributors to air pollution, making air unhealthy to breathe and increasing health care costs. Eliminating these pollutants will go a long way toward ensuring that the world remains a beautiful and “Green” place to live.

To kick off the new corporate slogan, AUTOTHERM® is offering the Standard Model Energy Recovery System T-2500S for nearly a 25% discount off the list price, starting April 1st, 2007 and continuing through July 31st, 2007.

The advantage to purchasing the Energy Recovery System during the promotional period is the ability to have the unit(s) installed during the summer months. This gives customers the ability to take advantage of the System throughout the entire heating season. The typical return on investment (ROI) for the ERS in a commercial application is 2 to 6 months. The customers who take advantage of purchasing a T-2500S at the promotional price will be able to realize their ROI in a shorter time frame. To take full advantage of the April to August promotion, contact your local Dealer or the factory at 847-726-1717 ext 12.

Alvan Motor Freight Installs the Autotherm ERS, Reduces Idling, Fuel Costs and Emissions on 40 Trucks

The drivers of Alvan Motor Freight’s trucks covering Washtenaw County, Michigan this winter will be able to keep the cabs of these trucks warm without burning fuel, idling the engines or polluting the air.

That’s because Alvan installed the AUTOTHERM Energy recovery System on 40 trucks, thanks to a grant secured by the Clean Energy Coalition (CEC) from the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth, Energy Office.

Alvan Motor Press Release

December 14, 2006

No Idle Vehicle Interior Heating/Ventilating 24 Volt Version

Lake Zurich, IL, April 1, 2010

The Autotherm® No Idle Vehicle Interior Heating/Ventilating System now has a 24 volt version available for military, construction and agricultural equipment and European trucks.

Autotherm Division ESI has recently announced the addition of a 24 volt version of their Energy Recovery Systems (ERS). The model T-2524 line entered limited production in April. The 24 volt version of the ERS has the same features and capabilities as the 12 volt version and comes in the Standard and Deluxe Models (T-2524S & D).

This new Autotherm® model line meets all state and federal EPA and CARB emissions requirements as a non-emitting technology.

As with the T-2500 line the new T-2524 24 volt line of Autotherm® ERS Systems consists of three main components that weigh less than five pounds and occupy

less than 1/4 of a cubic foot in total volume. The System requires no periodic maintenance and can easily be installed in about three hours on any 24 volt negative ground vehicle that has a water cooled traction engine with an in-cab heater and an enclosed cab. Once turned on by the equipment operator at the beginning of the heating season, the System operates and terminates operation automatically each time the operator turns the ignition off while stopping to load and unload and at fuel, meal, rest and paperwork stops. The operator can leave the equipment safely locked and return hours later to a warm interior, with an exterior free of snow and ice and ready to be driven.

While operating, the AUTOTHERM® System uses miniscule amounts of electricity from the vehicle’s battery, which the System monitors 24/7. The AUTOTHERM® System works by powering the vehicle’s existing heater when the engine is off. This enables the heater to recover the stored waste energy previously generated and paid for when the vehicle was being driven.

The Autotherm® logo “Get Green® with Autotherm®” carries the double meaning of being very environmentally friendly with an exceptionally quick R.O.I (Greenbacks saved) for users of this non fuel burning, non emitting and maintenance free vehicle interior heating system.

The typical ROI for the ERS System installed in a vehicle in a commercial application is 2–6 months with some documented ROI’s of less than 5 weeks.

According to the Department of Energy Commercial Vehicle Idling Study, eliminating winter idling can return a per-season average savings of between $2500 and $4500 [at today’s fuel prices] in fuel and maintenance costs

for each vehicle in the fleet. Applied to large commercial and governmental fleets, the elimination of idling can result in enormous reductions in operating costs. After the initial ROI those savings go right to the bottom line as profit. Fuel not consumed is fuel not bought and paid for. Idle elimination attained by the equipment in the military, commercial construction and agriculture industries can have an enormous environmental impact, saving billions of gallons of fuel and eliminating trillions of tons of air pollution.

The original 12 volt AUTOTHERM® System was invented by the company’s founder who pioneered the energy recovery, no idle vehicle interior heating system during the first fuel crises in the mid seventies. AUTOTHERM® was then used on tens of thousands of police cars in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe.

The company was an early recipient of an Inventions & Innovations Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and the D.O.E. later requested the company to develop a system for use on commercial vehicles, which it did earlier in this decade.

Autotherm® is now expanding this fuel saving and pollution reducing technology to the vehicles and equipment that are powered by 24 volt electrical systems.

The AUTOTHERM® Division of ESI is a leading provider of fuel-saving, comfort-enhancing products to commercial fleets, municipalities, law enforcement vehicles, the military, construction equipment, agricultural equipment and individual owner-operators. For more information regarding the AUTOTHERM® Energy Recovery System, please contact:

553 Capital Drive
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Enthal Systems, Inc. Introduces Fuel Saving, Comfort Enhancing Product to Commercial Trucking Industry

The Autotherm Division of Enthal Systems, Inc. announced today the introduction of the AUTOTHERM® ERS system, designed to provide fuel savings and comfort to commercial truckers operating in cold climates.

This system maintains a comfortable temperature in the truck cab after the vehicle is turned off. It uses a small, easily installed motor and pump to circulate the hot water in the engine block and run the vehicle’s interior fans to keep the cab warm, saving hundreds of dollars per cold-season in fuel costs from idling.

Used for years by police agencies to keep patrol cars warm while officers made frequent stops or had to leave engines turned off during undercover stakeouts, AUTOTHERM® is now being offered to the commercial trucking industry, “We added a sophisticated central control that allows many features our field tests have shown truckers want,” says Frank Perhats, Sr., the ompany’s President. “Among other features the control unit shuts the system off automatically if a voltage decrease is sensed, or if the outside temperature rises, or after a certain period of time has elapsed.”

Enthal Systems targeted the commercial trucking industry after reviewing a U.S. Department of Energy report stating that 3.18 billion gallons of fuel are wasted each year through truck idling. “With fuel prices where they are now, vehicle operators can recover the cost of this unit several times over with one season’s worth of idling in fuel savings,” says Mr. Perhats. “Add in maintenance savings from less engine wear and tear, and the bottom-line impact can be substantial.”

The Autotherm Division of Systems, Inc. is an industry leader in providing fuel saving, comfort enhancing products to commercial fleets and owner-operators. Invented in 1974, AUTOTHERM® post-operation vehicle heating systems have been installed in thousands of vehicles throughout the world. Autotherm is headquartered in Lake Zurich, Illinois.

July 2 2001