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Experts: Sales Of Fuel-Efficient Vehicles, Including Hybrids And Plug-In Electric Cars, Shatter Records In 2012


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Setting the Record Straight on Misunderstood Topic, Alan Baum and NRDC Auto Expert to Detail Historic Highs in Average Passenger Vehicle Fuel Economy, Conventional Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Sales.

Contrary to what is being suggested in some news accounts, the market for clean cars is thriving, with every major record for U.S. auto fuel efficiency, hybrid auto sales, and plug-in electric car sales broken by model year 2012. Far from being a low point for the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicles on the road today, 2012 is the Year of the Green Car.

That will be the message Wednesday (October 31 st) when industry analyst Alan Baum and Luke Tonachel, senior vehicles analyst from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), outline data showing how increased federal fuel efficiency standards, government support for cutting-edge green car technologies, shifting consumer buying habits, and major industry advances are further transforming the U.S. auto landscape.

During a live, phone-based news event Wednesday at noon EDT, the speakers will be:

  • Alan L. Baum, principal, Baum & Associates; and
  • Luke Tonachel, senior vehicles analyst, Natural Resources Defense Council.

TO PARTICIPATE:   Join the live phone-based national news conference (with full, two-way Q&A) at noon EDT on October 31, 2012 by dialing 1 (800) 860-2442.   Ask for the "Year of the Green Car" news event.

CAN'T PARTICIPATE?:   A streaming audio replay of this news event will be available as of 5 p.m. EDT on October 31, 2012 at NRDC.