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									MEDIA RELEASE




Leoni supplies electric vehicle mia with HV wiring system
Enhancement of activities in the field of alternative drives through
new Business Unit Electromobility


Nuremberg, 17 March 2011 – Leoni further expands its activities in
the field of alternative drives. For that reason, the leading provider
of cables and cable systems to the automotive sector and other
industries, has established the new Business Unit Electromobility,
which covers competences of both company divisions. In the second
quarter of 2011, the company will start serial delivery of both
conventional and high voltage (HV) wiring systems to the electric
microbus mia.

Today, Leoni’s electromobility portfolio comprises on the one hand HV
cables, harnesses and complete wiring systems, internal wiring solutions for
HV batteries, as well as components like power distributors, cable channels
and sealing parts. On the other hand, Leoni offers products for the
infrastructure of electric vehicles, for example charging cables and internal
wiring systems for charging stations. “The new Business Unit’s activities
focus on all types of alternative drives, i.e. hybrid, pure electric and fuel cell
vehicles. The whole product range supports the overall objective of saving
weight, resulting in low energy consumption and environmentally friendly
driving,” says Uwe H. Lamann, Member of the Executive Board of Leoni AG
with responsibility for the Wiring Systems Division.

The most recent project is the supply to the electric microbus mia. Leoni
developed a tailor-made overall wiring system solution for low voltage and
high voltage requirements. It is supposed to safely link on the one hand all
conventional electric functions like lighting, cockpit devices and audio
systems and on the other hand the electric motor with the battery and the
inverter.

The Germany based car manufacturer mia electric is building the vehicle in
three versions at its production sites in Cerizay, France. The affiliated
French company originated from the electric cars division of the renowned


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car developer Heuliez. mia electric intends to deliver mia to fleet customers
beginning June 2011; sales to individual private customers will start in
2012. As the plant in Cerizay is adapted to an annual capacity of at least
10,000 units, the new electric car will be produced in large scale
manufacture.

"We aim at having 5,000 mias on German and French roads from the start
of production in June until the end of the year 2011", says Dr. Roman
Dudenhausen, Managing Director of mia electric. “We have chosen Leoni as
a preferred supplier due to its reputation in terms of quality, innovation,
flexibility, and commercial competitiveness.”

Leoni has been developing and delivering HV cables and harnesses for
alternative drives vehicles since 1992. Among others, the company is
currently equipping the hybrid cars Chevrolet Tahoe and Cadillac Escalade,
and the fuel cell version of Mercedes B class. Recently, Leoni also won the
project to supply high-current components for the new electric-driven
Chevrolet Volt.

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About the Leoni Group
Leoni is a global supplier of wires, optical fibers, cables and cable systems as well as
related services for the automotive sector and further industries. Leoni develops and
produces technically sophisticated products from single-core automotive cables
through to complete wiring systems. Leoni’s product range also comprises wires and
strands, standardised cables, special cables and cable system assemblies for various
industrial markets. The group of companies, which is listed on the German MDAX,
employs around 55,000 people in 34 countries and generated consolidated sales of
EUR 2.96 billion in 2010 according to preliminary figures.


Contact person for journalists
Sven Schmidt
Corporate Public & Media Relations
Phone       +49 (0)911-2023-467
Fax         +49 (0)911-2023-231
E-Mail      presse@leoni.com




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