For those of you in the Los Angeles area, this weekend could be the weekend where you learn everything there is to know about alternative fuel cars! At the Santa Monica Airport Barker Hangar, they are having the Alt Car Expo on both Saturday and Sunday. And its free to get in! Here is some info for you:
“ALTCAR EXPO – LA CONVENTION CENTER SHUTTLE
First bus pick up at the L.A Convention Center is at 9:30am @ 12th and Figueroa and will follow at approx 1 hour intervals by the Big Blue Bus for both Saturday and Sunday.
ALTCAR EXPO ON-SITE CAR CONVERSION
Left Coast Conversions will be driving a gas powered, 70’s era, Triumph sports car, into the Altcar Expo and will drive it out as a clean running electric. During the course of the event, Reverend Gadget and his team will remove the internal combustion engine and all its associated parts to be replaced with a clean and efficient electric drive from Left Coast Conversions. The car will be powered by lithium polymer batteries from Advanced Battery Technologies, and will have a range of over 200 miles. The California Air Resources Board another exhibitor at the Expo, will sign-off on the converted car, removing it from the smog certificate program. Left Coast Conversion’s Gadget was featured in “Who Killed the Electric Car”, and is currently in development for a new television show about electric car conversions.
ALTERNATIVE FUEL SPORTS CAR DEBUT AT ALTCAR EXPO
Universal Electric Vehicle Corporation plans to unveil its sleek all-electric, two-seat convertible sports car called the Electrum Spyder at AltCar Expo. Priced at $69,995, the Electrum Spyder can accelerate from 0-60 in under 5 seconds, and has a top range of 300 miles on a single charge. This will be the world premiere of this production-ready, high performance vehicle. Expo attendees will be the first ever to see the Spyder.
ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION RALLY
Watch the media for coverage of our December 8th AltCar Expo rally which will start at the Santa Monica Pier and finish at Barker Hangar, our Expo venue.
SUPER HIGH MILEAGE DISPLAY
The Society of Automotive Engineers will display a special collection of their latest high mileage prototype cars.
NEW TECHNOLOGIES RIDE & DRIVE
Attendees will have a chance to participate in a Fuel Cell Ride & Drive featuring cars from Honda and other manufacturers.
TAKE ACTION AT THE EXPO
The AltCar Expo “New Car Lot” will feature vehicles for sale so that attendees can put their money where their heart is and immediately make an impact towards reducing their gasoline usage. From Sustainable Bamboo Skateboards, to the latest in bicycles, scooters and a wide array of new cars will be available to test drive and purchase. In addition, used alternative fuel vehicles will be auctioned both days. GSA Fleet, a federal agency and division of the General Services Administration will conduct the auction on Saturday. Ken Porter Auctions will conduct the auction on Sunday
HONDA FUEL CELL RIDE & DRIVE
Take a ride in the Honda FCX, the world’s most advanced hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV). This vehicle is the first and only FCV certified for everyday use and has the longest government certified range of any FCV with 210 miles. It includes a voice-activated navigation system that displays hydrogen fuel locations. It’s a Zero Emission Vehicle whose only exhaust is water vapor.”
The show runs Saturday and Sunday from 9-4..if you live around here, be sure to stop by! Alt Car Expo in Santa Monica.
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