openPR Logo
Press release

Green Cars Ride & Drive Offers Rare Test Drives Of Alternative Fuel Vehicles At The LA Auto Show

10-27-2009 11:48 AM CET | Tourism, Cars, Traffic

Press release from: Los Angeles Auto Show

/ PR Agency: Antonia Stahl M.A. - Public Relations
Logo Los Angeles Auto Show

Logo Los Angeles Auto Show

Media to Test Drive the Latest Clean Diesel, Electric, Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Hybrid Vehicles

Los Angeles – Oct. 27, 2009 – The Los Angeles Auto Show will host a unique opportunity for journalists to drive some of the most advanced green cars on Dec. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sponsored by Southern California Edison (SCE) and the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Make it PossibleSM campaign, the Green Cars/LA Auto Show Ride & Drive will enable journalists to experience back-to-back comparison drives of exciting, new and experimental models that offer high fuel efficiency, low environmental impact or run on a variety of alternative fuels.

As the first major North American auto show of the season, the LA Auto Show has developed a strong reputation as a key show for emerging green trends and vehicles. During the show’s second Press Day, multiple vehicles from ten manufacturers representing North American, European and Asian automakers will be on hand to test drive on the streets of L.A.

Some participating vehicles are so new or in such limited quantity that previous test drive opportunities have been very rare or simply unavailable, such as the Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid, Porsche Cayenne Hybrid, Porsche Cayenne Diesel and the electric Volkswagen E-Up!. Other green vehicles available to test drive include the BMW 335d, Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell, Honda FCX Clarity, MINI-E, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Mitsubishi i car, Volkswagen Touareg TDI, plus others. Three 2010 Green Car of the Year® finalists are featured as well, including the Audi A3 TDI, Honda Insight and the Volkswagen Golf TDI.

“Today’s sharper focus on efficiency, CO2 reduction and better overall environmental performance has brought greater momentum to all types of ‘green’ vehicles, whether they’re powered by advanced gasoline and diesel engines or alternatives like electricity, hydrogen or biofuels,” says Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of the Green Car Journal, editor of GreenCar.com and organizer of the Ride & Drive. “The ride and drive enables journalists attending the LA Auto Show to get behind the wheel of these innovative vehicles and put them through their paces on city streets.”

The Ride & Drive will also have displays from Southern California Edison and the American Chemistry Council. Auto show participants who visit SCE’s booth will get an early view of what they need to do to get their home plug-in vehicle ready. They’ll get answers to frequently asked questions about electricity rates, charging equipment installation options and when to call the electric utility. The American Chemistry Council will be communicating its Plastics Make it Possible campaign. Within the automotive industry, plastics are helping improve vehicles through safety, performance and style. When it comes to the latest green vehicles, plastic has allowed manufacturers to make cars lighter, more fuel efficient and help reduce green house gas emissions. Over the past decade, recycled plastics have been increasingly used in vehicle interiors and upholstery, allowing plastics to live a second life in automobiles.

About Green Car Journal®
Since 1992, Green Car Journal has focused on the intersection of automobiles, energy, and environment, first with an industry newsletter and then with an award-winning auto enthusiast magazine. Today, the magazine is considered the premier source of information on high fuel efficiency, low emission, advanced technology and alternative fuel vehicles. A sample of the print edition may be viewed online at www.GCJUSA.com.

About Southern California Edison
Southern California Edison (SCE) is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of nearly 14 million via 4.9 million customer accounts. SCE operates the nation’s largest private electric vehicle fleet, including almost 300 vehicles that have logged more than 17 million miles.

About Plastics Make it PossibleSM
Plastics Make it Possible highlights the many ways plastics inspire innovations that improve our lives, solve big problems and help us design a safer, more promising future. This program is sponsored by the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council.

About the Los Angeles Auto Show
The 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show will be held on Dec. 2-3 for press and Dec. 4-13 for the public. Media registration is now open. This year, the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles (OICA), the world automobile trade association, has officially named the Los Angeles Auto Show as one of its sanctioned international exhibitions. For more information, please visit laautoshow.com.

Antonia Stahl M.A. - Public Relations
Jülicher Str. 3a
13357 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 39 74 91 32
media@LAautoshow.co.uk

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Green Cars Ride & Drive Offers Rare Test Drives Of Alternative Fuel Vehicles At The LA Auto Show here

News-ID: 103373 • Views: 1061

More Releases from Los Angeles Auto Show

Audi A3 TDI Named 2010 Green Car of the Year®
Green Car Journal Announces Clean Diesel Winner at the Los Angeles Auto Show LOS ANGELES – Dec. 3, 2009 – The 2010 Audi A3 TDI has been named Green Car Journal’s 2010 Green Car of the Year®. The clean diesel from Audi rose to the top in a stellar field of hybrids and advanced diesel models that all offer exceptional fuel economy and low emissions. This marks the second year in a
Los Angeles Auto Show Names the Nissan V2G as the Youthmobile 2030 Design Challe …
Winner Announced During 6th Annual Design Los Angeles Conference Los Angeles – Dec. 04, 2009 – Today, the Nissan V2G was announced as the winner of the Los Angeles Auto Show’s 2009 Design Challenge. This year’s theme, Youthmobile 2030, asked automotive design studios to envision what a new generation of drivers - raised with cell phones, online communities and webcams - will demand from their vehicles in the year 2030. The Nissan
Southern California Automotive Design Studios Envision the Ultimate Youthmobile …
The winner of the 6th Annual Design Challenge will be announced Dec 3rd at the LA Auto Show Los Angeles – Nov. 04, 2009 – As timeless as hanging out at the mall, automobiles have played an important role in young people’s social lives, have acted as a means of self expression and more importantly a necessary tool for interacting with friends. Today, communication technology is changing how we connect
Five Finalists Announced for the 2010 Green Car of the Year®
Winner to be Announced During an LA Auto Show Press Conference on Dec. 3 LOS ANGELES – Oct. 7, 2009 – Green Car Journal announced today its five finalists for the 2010 Green Car of the Year®, including the Audi A3 TDI, Honda Insight, Mercury Milan Hybrid, Toyota Prius, and Volkswagen Golf TDI. For the fifth consecutive year, this prestigious award will be announced during a press conference at

All 5 Releases


More Releases for American

Rise of the American Assassins
"The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence." Genesis 6:11. Welcome to the Rampage Republic. We live in an age that can be defined as a period of violent, uncontrollable behavior. More and more tragedies are erupting as these reckless, destructive episodes of murder continue. The cycle of violence is boiling over in America. Peace, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is being critically undermined
North American Surgical Gowns Market
The North American Surgical Gowns Market report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies. The global surgical apparels market is growing at a significant rate due to increasing number of surgeries, and technological advancement in the field. Some of the surgical apparels available
American Solar Announces Excellence Certifications
Two more experts at American Solar, Arizona’s leader in residential solar installation and innovation, have received the NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) certifications, indicating the very highest level of competence and professionalism in the solar energy industry. To even be considered for the certification, applicants must meet required levels of experience and training in the complex field of photovoltaic energy systems, meet OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health
American Super Bowl Delights
Join in with the Super Bowl action and add some touches from across the pond to your life. Celebrate the highly anticipated annual sporting event with a range of American influenced scrummy pizzas at deliciously different restaurant Fire & Stone. Touch down at one of the five restaurants and experience a delightful American treat on Super Bowl Sunday. Examples from the menu: New York: Mozzarella, tomato sauce, crispy smoked bacon, garlic
An American Hero Remains An American Prisoner
George Martorano remains behind bars without recognition of the lives he has saved and his service to society. He is still denied his right to resentencing. (Philadelphia, July 26, 2011) -- Today, Federal Prisoner George Martorano (ID# 12973004) informed us of a major, potentially lethal incident on a Bureau of Prisons flight from Philadelphia to Oklahoma on his way back to Coleman Federal Prison in Florida. George wrestled a handcuff
Celebrating the Great American Smokeout
A free educational seminar on a guaranteed safe and effective way to stop smoking will be held in Pittsburgh. Come see us in person. Learn the method discussed in Oprah Magazine, on TV and radio. On November 16, 2006, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM a free educational seminar will be held to teach the public about how hypnosis can help people quit smoking. Attendees will learn how to kick