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Carmakers, Experts to Headline Green Auto Expo

GLEN ELLYN, IL – The one‐day green technology expo dubbed “Green Drives 2012” will provide the public, municipal governments, schools, and fleets the chance to experience today’s cleanest vehicles and learn about advanced alternative fuels. Organizers have received commitments from General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Kia, Toyota, Nissan, and other clean fuel technology experts. There is free admission to the event and frequent guided tours of the exhibit are available for interested guests at no cost. The atmosphere at the green car expo/seminar series promises to be both educational and fun. Green Drives 2012 will be held Thursday 10 May from 8:30 AM to 5 PM. The address is: SCARCE, 799 Roosevelt Road (next to Route 53) in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

In addition to the vehicle expo, experts and executives from the Auto, Natural Gas, Electric, Bio Fuels, E85, and Propane industries will speak on the future of transportation and power generation. Throughout the day, speakers will also cover topics ranging from compressed natural gas vehicle conversion and hybrid cars to professional electric auto racing and how to improve your own car’s gas mileage. Discussions on how to finance the construction of a compressed natural gas fueling station and accessing public funds, grants, and government rebates to ease the adoption of alternative fuels will wrap up the day‐long seminar series and auto show.

Created by the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) and hosted by SCARCE, Green Drives 2012 is the first show of its kind in the region. “What we offer through Green Drives 2012 is simple: the future. We bring the speakers, vehicles, and equipment manufacturers together with the people and fleets that use vehicles and fuel. Here, we all learn how to reduce our use of oil and explore the benefits of fuels from the USA. At Green Drives 2012, we will empower our guests with the knowledge they need to take steps towards energy independence and lowering energy costs while being more environmentally friendly,” stated John Walton, Vice Chair of Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition and organizer of Green Drives 2012.

The CACC is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program. Its mission is to assist public and private organizations in the adoption of alternative fuels, advocate programs that effectively improve the environment, support legislation that promotes clean fuels, and reduce American dependence on foreign oil. The CACC also helps organizations find government resources and funds in order to implement clean fuel initiatives and petroleum displacement projects.

Credits: Cam Suarez-Bitar

For more information about this event and to register for free, please visit:

http://www.scarceecoed.org/environmental-education/special-projects/green-drives.html

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