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Gearheads meet green tech

on October 7, 2010

It’s one thing to love green technology. It’s another thing to love cars. But if automakers have done their job, the two will come together at the Green Drive Expo in Richmond on Saturday.

It’s the Bay Area’s first eco-friendly car showcase for consumers, featuring one-of-a-kind models and a chance to find out whether green car and cool car are still mutually exclusive concepts.

The expo will showcase vehicles powered by alternative fuels such as biodiesel, hydrogen, and ethanol. People who’ve modified or built their own eco-friendly cars will flaunt their handiwork in an owner’s showcase.

If you’re wondering what the futuristic cars feel like, you can take a test-drive of the new plug-in Prius, which hasn’t hit showrooms yet. Ford, Mitsubishi and others will showcase their new technologies.

Panelists will talk about the latest on consumer incentives, climate change legislation, the future of green vehicles, and how to get the most out of a hybrid or electric car.

Richmond Confidential will be covering the event starting Friday night, when the winners of the miles-per-gallon challenge are announced. Check back on our front page for updates and follow us on Twitter for more.

  • When: Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: 1414 Harbour Way South
  • Cost: $10 for adults, free for 16 and under
  • Event website: Green Drive Expo

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