AltCar Expo, a leading forum for presentations and demonstrations on alternative technology vehicles and transportation, will return to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and 21.
The free event, held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, features a variety of exhibits on urban planning, energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction education.
This year’s event will feature a number of vehicle debuts as well as a free-to-the-public Ride & Drive that will include: electric, natural gas, propane, biofuel, ethanol, hydrogen fuel cell and hybrid powered technologies. Among the vehicles debuting are Ford’s new F-150 natural gas vehicle and four prototype natural gas consumer vehicles – BMW X3, Chrysler 300C, Honda CR-V, and Hyundai Sonata.
Also featured are speakers including automakers, policymakers, alternative-fuel infrastructure planners and fleet managers sharing the latest information on alternative vehicle technologies.
“The AltCar Expo offers industry and public attendees one of the best opportunities in the country to view and experience the tremendous progress that has been made in the area of alternative transportation,” said county Supervisor Michael Antonovich, who will open the conference. “The local economy and quality of life in Los Angeles County will continue to benefit from further commitment to alternative technology vehicles and alternative transportation such as public transportation, biking and car sharing.”
A fleet conference will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20.
The Santa Monica Civic Center is at 1855 Main St.
Information, www.altcarexpo.com or (310) 390-2930.

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