Hybrid Technologies, Inc. ‘OTCBB:HYBT’ with Volkswagen ERL Produces Lithium Powered Type 2 Bus

July 12, 2006

MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA–(MARKET WIRE)–Jul 11, 2006 — Hybrid Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB:HYBT.OBNews) http://www.hybridtechnologies.com/, emerging leaders in the development and marketing of lithium powered products worldwide, is pleased to announce the result of its partnership with the Volkswagen Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL), located in Palo Alto, Ca.

Together, the two companies developed a new version of the traditional 1964 Type 2 Bus, symbol of the hippie era and the American independent spirit. The updated bus has been transformed in a lithium battery powered electric vehicle and includes various new technologies to explore novel design concepts for tomorrow’s cars. Hybrid Technologies replaced the original air-cooled VW engine with an electric drive, integrated lithium polymer batteries in the floor of the vehicle, and included a new battery management system. An optional array of solar panels located on surfboards on the roof of the vehicle can provide an additional source of energy to the vehicle.

The Volkswagen ERL intends to use the vehicle as a public relations tool to showcase the potential future of automotive electronics in this favorite old-timer. The common theme is centered on hidden technologies and illustrates features such as a 40-inch rear seat entertainment screen, an active sound system and LED systems for exterior lighting.

The updated 1964 bus will be a great tool for Hybrid Technologies and the Volkswagen ERL to demonstrate the potential of these new technologies and they will be proud to present the vehicle in public events throughout North America.

About Hybrid Technologies: www.hybridtechnologies.com

Hybrid Technologies Inc. is an emerging leader in the development and marketing of lithium powered products worldwide. Superior technology coupled with aggressive marketing positions Hybrid Technologies to lead the world into pollution free, zero emissions living.

About the Electronics Research Laboratory: www.vwerl.com

The Volkswagen of America, Inc. Electronics Research Laboratory (ERL) focuses on providing customers with smarter cars, sooner. It aims to identify new technologies and accelerate their development into future production vehicles. Located in Palo Alto, California, the ERL is a high-profile think-tank representing the Volkswagen Group in North America. Its presence in the heart of Silicon Valley allows the Volkswagen Group to work directly with the world’s leading high-tech companies, start-ups, and universities. Working closely with these partners allows the ERL to design and develop innovative features and applications, which are then integrated with Group vehicles for evaluation and testing. For additional information please visit www.vwerl.com.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc: www.vw.com

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen of America and its affiliates employ approximately 3,000 people in the United States and are responsible for the sale and service of Audi, Bentley, and Volkswagen products through retail networks comprising in total more than 900 independent U.S. dealers.

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are based on the Company’s current expectations as to future events. However, the forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this press release might not occur, and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements.

Contact:

     Contacts:
     Hybrid Technologies Inc.
     Media Contact
     1-888-HYBTECH (888-492-8324)
     pr@hybridtechnologies.com
      
     Hybrid Technologies Inc.
     Investor Relations
     1-888-669-1808
     (702) 926-9508 (FAX)
     info@hybridtechnologies.com
     http://www.hybridtechnologies.com
      


Source: Hybrid Technologies, Inc.

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