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5th Annual AltWheels Festival Unites A Broad Coalition Of Transportation & Energy Leaders To Address Our Energy Freedom

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Boston, MA - September 18, 2007* - The 5th Annual AltWheels Festival, the largest alternative transportation and energy festival on the East Coast, convenes a broad, public/private coalition of automakers, energy suppliers, municipal organizations, transportation professionals, environmental and educational leaders, and bike and walk groups, to find real alternatives to our costly addiction to oil.

Witness this unique coming together of more than 100 transportation- and energy-related entities, during the AltWheels Festival on Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29 on Boston's City Hall Plaza. The two-day celebration will offer a one-stop opportunity to see more than 70 clean, effective transportation and energy options that you can buy now -- plus new technologies coming in the near future from Chevrolet, Volkswagen, Ford, Honda, Toyota and other leading automakers. Boston's Museum of Science, and the New England Aquarium will all host informative, fun exhibits on transportation and energy plus lots of interactive-learning activities on how to create a more sustainable world.

The coalition that supports the AltWheels Festival includes a coalition of 40 sponsors and more than 70 co-host organizations. This broad coalition of very diverse players comes together each year to display and/or support a broad range of solutions. AltWheels is brought to you by:

    * *Leading automakers* such as Chevrolet, Volkswagen, Ford, Honda
      and Toyota as well as Azure Dynamics, bringing their latest
      models, with auto dealers including Westboro Toyota, and Stoneham
    * *Leading energy suppliers* such as KeySpan Energy Delivery, and
      NStar Electric and Gas
    * *Public-transportation providers* such as Massport, and the MBTA.
    * *Vehicle-rental and -leasing companies* such as Enterprise
      Rent-A-Car and Penske Truck Leasing.
    * *Transportation and energy organizations* such as the Boston Area
      Solar Energy Association, National Association of Fleet
      Administrators, Natural Gas Vehicles for America, Northeast Gas
      Association, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Womens
      Transportation Seminar.
    * *Alternative-transportation, -fuel and -energy suppliers* such as
      AVSG, Clean Energy, Cummins Northeast, Dennis K. Burke, GoLoco,
      Nuvera Fuel Cells, Propane Education & Research Council, and ZipCar.
    * *Green-building experts such as *Davis Square Lofts, and Earth Our
      Only Home.
    * *Transportation advocates* such as Boston CleanAir CABS, and MassPIRG.
    * *Bike, walk and outdoor groups* such as MassBike, and Livable
      Streets Alliance.
    * *Environmental organizations *such the Sierra Club.
    * *Environmentally sensitive businesses *such as Borders Books,
      Staples, Weston Nurseries, Allandale Farm, Cyprus Landscapes, REI,
      and Whole Foods.
    * *Financial-services institutions* such as GE Capital Solutions &
      Fleet Services, Bank of America, and Citizens Bank.
    * *Municipalities* such as the City of Boston, City of Cambridge,
      City of Medford, City of Newton, City of Somerville, and Town of
    * *Media outlets *such as 92.9 WBOS, WBZ NewsRadio 1030, Metro
      Boston, The Boston Phoenix/101.7 WFNX,, E: The
      Environmental Magazine, Energy Freedom Fighters, Fuel Oil News,
      Oil & Energy Magazine, and The Boston Globe Home Delivery.

For more information on the 5^th Annual AltWheels Alternative 
Transportation & Energy Festival and opportunities for sponsoring, 
exhibiting and/or volunteering at the 2007 AltWheels Festival, which 
will be held September 28-29, 2007 on Boston City Hall Plaza, please 
or call 617-868-1582 or 

      AltWheels 2007 Schedule of Events

Ø     *AltWheels Alternative Transportation & Energy Festival: *Boston 
City Hall Plaza, *Friday, Sept. 28*, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and *Saturday, 
Sept. 29*, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.**

Ø     *Fleet Day: *Larz Anderson Auto Museum, Brookline, *Monday, Oct. 
1*, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. followed by optional test drives. /By 
invitation only/**