May 2, 2006 (From the CalCars-News archive)
A car that gets 100 mpg and can help save the world? Here's Acterra's press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Palo Alto, CA - April 27, 2006 - Join Acterra on Tuesday May 9th, from 7-9 pm for an environmental forum and learn how plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) not only offer 100+ mpg, but also help reduce global warming, create jobs, and improve national security. Acterra will even have a PHEV on-site for you to test-drive! Held at Acterra's offices at the Peninsula Conservation Center, 3921 Bayshore Rd., Palo Alto, the event will feature Felix Kramer, founder of the CalCars Initiative that both sells plug-in conversion kits and advocates for the commercial production of PHEVs. Tickets are $5 for Acterra members, $10 for non-members.
The secret to CalCars' plug-in technology is that it allows the car to be charged overnight and driven for long stretches on battery power, so gasoline is used only to cover longer distances than the typical American commute. "If you cover people's daily commute, they need to go to the gas station only once a month," said Mr. Kramer. The forum will explore why both neoconservatives and environmentalists are equally excited about PHEV technology and how choosing a plug-in hybrid vehicle is the best option from both a sustainability and economic point of view. For more information, visit http://www.carcars.org.
Acterra: Action for a Sustainable Earth offers monthly environmental forums on a wide array of topics to educate the public about issues that impact their lives and the world we all live in. Acterra also offers hands-on opportunities to work on restoration of natural habitats at the Pearson-Arastradero Preserve and at its Native Plant Nursery. Other Acterra programs include the Be the Change environmental leadership program, the Environmental Library & Resource Center, and the Sustainable Energy program. The mission of Acterra is to create local solutions that foster a healthy natural environment. For more information, visit http://www.acterra.org or contact Ellen Wilkinson at library@... or (650) 962-9876 x306.