Green Drive Expo Returns to Bay Area

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Whether you’re an enthusiast or just curious about eco-friendly vehicles, this event will be a fun and educational experience.

Bay-area drivers can learn how to reduce transportation costs and test drive new eco-friendly vehicles at the second annual Green Drive Expo, which takes place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, Calif.

“The Bay area is a hotspot for green car activity, as evidenced by our large turnout last year,” Green Drive Expo Founder Eric Powers said. “Whether you’re an enthusiast or just curious about eco-friendly vehicles, this event will be a fun and educational experience.”

Attendees will be able to explore the full range of green alternative transportation, from concept cars to purchase-ready vehicles such as hybrids and biodiesel. For example, Green Drive Expo is the first time Bay-area consumers will get a chance to drive Toyota's Prius v, Camry Hybrid and the North American debut of the 2012 Prius Plug-in hybrid.

Speakers include Felix Kramer of the California Cars Initiative (CalCars), who will discuss the future of plug-in vehicles, and Ron DeLong of ScanGuage, which helps consumers save up to one-third in fuel costs.

Toyota is the Diamond Sponsor, while Chevrolet, Luscious Garage, Nissan and PluginCars.com are the Gold Sponsors.

A similar expo held in July in Madison, Wis., exceeded a Guinness World Record for the longest hybrid vehicle parade with 208 vehicles.

WHAT: Green Drive Expo
WHEN: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17
WHERE: Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way S, Richmond, Calif.
ADMISSION: $10 for adults; free for children 16 and under
INFO: http://www.GreenDriveExpo.com

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