June 13, 2002


Company introduces first heated windshield washer system

Farmington Hills, Michigan – Microheat Inc. announced that it will be first company to produce and bring to market the world’s first effective heated windshield washer system. The HotShot system is designed for automobiles, trucks, buses and other motorized vehicles, and will be available later this year.

The HotShot System quickly heats washer fluid on demand, allowing drivers to rapidly and efficiently remove ice, snow, road grime, insects and other visual deterrents that smear, fog or cover windshield glass. The heated windshield washer system will enhance safety and convenience for drivers in all global climates.

Microheat is currently introducing two HotShot designs, one for the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) market and a replacement unit for Aftermarket and Original Equipment Suppliers. A future third version for the rear window is being designed for the OEM market.

HotShot will be available first to the North American and European aftermarket, as well as fleet sales, beginning in the fourth quarter of this year. In addition, the company is presently in discussions with automotive and truck manufacturers, and anticipates the HotShot technology should soon be available as a factory-installed option on several 2004/5 vehicle platforms.

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