Release 91-03
June 12, 1991
CONTACT: Jerry Martin
(916) 322-2990

Editor's Note: Alternative Fueled Vehicles Available For Test Drives at Rose Bowl

        As many as seven light-duty passenger vehicles powered by methanol, compressed natural gas and electricity will be on parking lot F of the Rose Bowl for test drives and photograph opportunities by automotive and environmental writers on Friday, June 14 between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

         The test drives are being offered as part of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Test Clinic sponsored by the University of California, Davis Institute of Transportation Studies. The clinic is being conducted to better acquaint as many as 300 Southern California residents with the driving and refueling characteristics of alternative fuel powered vehicles. Those vehicles are likely to be available in the near future, as a result of Air Resources Board (ARB) low emission rules.

        Also available will be ARB and institute experts on alternative fuel vehicles and transportation to answer questions about the vehicles and their likely effect on the driving habits of Southern Californians.

        To reach the Rose Bowl, take the Seco Drive exit from Interstate 210 and proceed west into Brookside Park until it intersects Arroyo Blvd., proceed north on Arroyo until you reach the Rose Bowl. For more directions, refer to Thomas Guide, 1991 edition, page 26, section E2 or call Dan Sperling at (818) 304-9184.

        The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.

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