Santa Monica, CA (April 2007): GNA designed and produced "Green Street" came to the Inland Empire Auto Show on April 26-29, 2007 to display an array of alternative fuel vehicles which are designed for the public consumer. Green Street is a traveling showcase of alternatively fueled cars, usually appearing in conjunction with a larger, traditional car show, allowing the general consumer access to the most cutting edge technology available in the alternative fuel arena. When Green Street came to the Inland Empire Auto Show, thousands of Southland residents were able to look at a variety of alternative fuel vehicles available on the market, including electric, natural gas, hybrid and more. Green Street also provides attendees with an opportunity to drive the vehicles as part of the Inland Empire Auto Show's Ride & Drive program.
Highlighted Vehicles included the following vehicles:
Phoenix Motor Cars Sport Utility Truck (electric)
Based locally in the Inland Empire, Phoenix Motorcars has emerged as a leading electric vehicle manufacturer with its impressive all-electric Sport Utility Truck and Sport Utility Vehicle. Phoenix Motorcars uses the NanoSafeTM battery, a non-toxic, all-battery solution to eliminate noise and toxic vehicle emissions that contribute to air pollution.
Dodge Ram Heavy Duty Truck (biodiesel)
DaimlerChrysler is expanding its promotion of clean, renewable biofuels by delivering a new 2007 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty diesel pickup truck to owners running on biodiesel fuel. The Dodge Ram Heavy Duty carries forward its reputation for strength and durability into 2007 with an all-new 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine, producing 650 lb.-ft. (881 Nm) of best-in-class low-end torque, mated to an optional six-speed automatic transmission.
Plug-In Hybrids (electric/gas)
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) are outfitted with a battery pack sufficient to power the vehicle from 20 to 60 miles on battery charge alone. Considering that half the cars on America's roads are driven 25 miles a day or less, a plug-in with a 25-mile range battery could eliminate gasoline use in the daily commute of millions of Americans. The cost of an equivalent electric gallon of gas is estimated to be less than $1.00.
Toyota Prius Fuel Cell Vehicle (hydrogen)
Fuel Cell vehicles are at the forefront of advanced fuel technology. In the FCHV, the electricity comes from the fuel cell, powered by an electric motor. In the Prius, electricity comes from a battery, powered by an internal combustion engine (ICE). The fuel cell gets its energy from hydrogen, whereas the ICE gets its energy from gasoline.
Honda Civic GX (natural gas)
The Civic GX is now on sale to the general public at select Honda dealers in California and New York. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the natural-gas Civic GX as the cleanest internal-combustion vehicle in the world. Plus, the California Air Resources Board gave the GX an AT-PZEV emissions rating, which means it's still the "Cleanest on Earth."
Honda Civic Hybrid (hybrid)
The Civic Hybrid is now on sale to the general public through the Honda dealer network. The Civic Hybrid Integrated Motor Assist IMA® battery pack comes with an 8-year/80,000-mile limited battery warranty so you'll have even more peace of mind.
GNA is working with several different organizations to produce the second annual Green Street later in 2007.