October 31, 2002


Small B.C. company to supply electronics for Ford Escape Hybrid

Nelson, B.C. – Pacific Insight Electronics Corp. announced that it has won a supply contract with Ford’s new Escape – Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) program.

The company will design and manufacture a gateway module that will be
utilised to convert MS-CAN data messages from the instrument cluster to ACP
messages for the vehicle’s navigational system. These messages will be used to
display the vehicle’s energy flow feature.

The hybrid-electric powered Ford Escape is being designed to be the
cleanest, most fuel-efficient sport utility on the planet when it debuts in
2003. Ford is the first automaker to announce production plans for a hybrid-
electric powered sport utility vehicle. The Ford Escape HEV will feature an
electric drive train to augment its fuel-efficient four-cylinder gasoline
engine. With regenerative braking and nearly instantaneous start-stop
capability, the Escape HEV will be especially fuel efficient in city traffic,
delivering about 40 mpg in urban driving.

Pacific Insight Electronics Corp., based in Nelson, BC designs and
manufactures Daytime Running Lights, Vehicle Security systems, Heavy Truck Lighting, Custom Electronic Modules as well as Heavy Truck & Marine Wiring Harnesses for both Original Equipment and Aftermarket customers.

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