Free Test Drives at the Green Drive Expo | Richmond
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
The Green Drive Expo is an opportunity for automotive companies to talk about and show you hands-on what the future of eco-friendly vehicles shows. Here’s a sampling of the day’s speakers:
12:00 – 12:30: Ed LaRocque (Toyota National Manager of Advanced Technology.) In 1997, Toyota introduced the iconic Prius gas-electric hybrid to the Japanese market. Now, it plans to introduce hybrid versions of many of its popular models, as well as plug-in hybrids and electric cars. Where is Toyota headed?
12:45 – 1:15: Gil Portalatin (Ford Hybrid Systems Applications Manager), speak about the part electrified vehicles will play in our transportation future and Ford’s strategy to deliver the next generation of hybrids and battery electrics to the market.
2:30 – 3:00: Damian Breen (Director, Strategic Incentives Division Bay Area Air Quality District) speaks about Consumer Incentives for Plug-in Cars. The federal government offers a $7,500 tax credit for consumer purchasing an electric car and some plug-in hybrids. California adds a $3,000 to $5,000 rebate and Bay Area agencies will make home chargers virtually free. Learn how to take advantage of these opportunities.
FREE TEST DRIVES! There will be at least 12 vehicles to test drive, including:
- FORD Fusion hybrid
- TOYOTA Prius plug-in hybrid
- LINCOLN MKZ luxury hydrid
- THINK electric vehicle
- i MITSUBISHI innovative Electric Vehicle (iMiEV)
- SMART hybrid car
- several PROTOTYPES not yet on the market
- High TekBikes!
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