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Ride & Drive Vehicles Announced For AltCar Expo March 14-15


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RICHMOND, CA--March 6, 2014: AltCar Expo, the nation's leading forum for green car ride and drive, public education and demonstration of the latest green technology vehicles, will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 14 - 15, 2014, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., at Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA. Showcasing the area's largest selection of electric, hydrogen, natural gas, propane and hybrid vehicles in one location with accompanying rebate and infrastructure information, the AltCar Expo is free and open to the public.

AltCar is pleased to provide the first public opportunity to test drive the Honda FCX Clarity in Northern California. Initially introduced in Southern California, the Honda FCX Clarity is a sleekly styled hydrogen fuel cell powered sedan. Propelled by an electric motor that runs on electricity generated in a fuel cell, the Honda FCX Clarity, as with other fuel cell vehicles, only emits water.

Bay Area residents will also have an opportunity hear from real owners at the Owners Panel lecture on Saturday, March 15 at 12 p.m.

Cars on display March 14-15 include: (BOLD=CARS AVAILABLE FOR RIDE & DRIVE)

Ford CMAX Energi Ford Escape EcoBoost Ford F-150 CNG Ford Fusion Energi Ford Focus Electric Honda Civic NGV Honda FCX Clarity Honda Accord Hybrid Electric Plug-In Honda Fit EV Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell Motiv/Trans Tech SST-e Type A School Bus Nissan Leaf smart electric drive Toyota FCHV-adv Via Motors VTrux eREV Silverado ZEROTRUCK

The Bay Area currently boasts the nation's highest percentage of hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles, and is home to 12 fuel cell powered public buses­–the largest concentration of fuel cell buses in the nation. California currently has nine public hydrogen fueling stations with 19 more set to open by 2015 and at least 100 in the coming years. Many of those stations will be located in the San Francisco Bay area.

The AltCar Conference is sponsored by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, American Honda Motor Co., PG&E, Nissan, The California Fuel Cell Partnership, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, smart, City of Richmond, Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative, the Association of Bay Area Governments, San Francisco Clean Cities, East Bay Clean Cities, Clean Cities Silicon Valley and other partners.

For additional information, visit AltCar Conference or call (310) 390-2930.