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"Cars and Fuels of the Future -- Are We There Yet? Making Hydrogen Vehicles and Fuels Available for the Rest of Us"


What: Kicking off World Environment Day, leading academics and
industry experts will present "Cars and Fuels of the Future -- Are We
There Yet? Making hydrogen vehicles and fuels available for the rest
of us."

Long before the recent spike in fuel prices, leaders in both the
public and private sector have been researching sustainable vehicles
and fuels. This event will highlight the progress and projected time
frame for the implementation of future technology.

Current concept cars, alternative fuel technologies, as well as
their timeline and challenges for availability to the public will be
discussed. The event is open to the public and the media.

Chris Onder (ETH), lead architect of the ETH "Pac Car" will
present this concept vehicle that gets 1700 km on 1-liter of gas,
which was a front-runner in the 2004 Shell Eco-Marathon in Nogaro,

Dan Sperling (ITS-Davis) director of UC Davis Institute of
Transportation Studies will discuss future consumer buying trends and
the transition to sustainable fuels, including expense, safety and
environmental impact.

Philipp Dietrich (PSI) project leader of the Hy-Light concept car
developed with Michelin, will detail its new electrical drivetrain and
a fuel cell that operates on 100% renewable energy (hydrogen and pure
oxygen), which opens up new opportunities for reinventing the car.

Jeffrey Tester (MIT): How soon will environmentally friendly vehicles
and fuels make an impact? What is the time frame for CO2-capture and
which technologies will play a major role?

Arthur Lee, (ChevronTexaco): The infrastructure, processing and
distribution changes needed to make alternative fuels available to the

CityCarShare former executive director Larry Magid will moderate.

When: Wednesday -- June 1, 2005, 2 to 5pm

Where: San Francisco, Fort Mason Conference Center -- Marina Room

More: The audience will include international delegates, city
planners, engineers, academics and professionals involved with the
development of sustainable mobility.

The program, sponsored by Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
(ETH), Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), the Institute for Transportation
Studies at UC Davis, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Club of Northern California