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Alt Car Expo Santa Monica>

Imagine this… You’re cruising along the highway in your hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. All the cars around you are eco friendly, breathing out water instead of carbon monoxide. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining. And there’s a rainbow across the sky in front of you as you drive into a blissful day. Everyone is happy and smiling. Even the Earth is smiling. This could be a reality in 3 years.

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) will be launched by several automakers by 2015. California has a road map that will support the infrastructure. The Alt Car Expo was held this weekend at the Santa Monica Civic Center. Eco friendly enthusiasts were able to check out all the latest in alternative fuel technology and sign up for test drives. It’s exciting to see all the brands get on the green bandwagon. All the major brands were there: Chevy, Coda, Dodge, Epic, Fiat, Firefly, Ford, Honda, Kia, Mitsubishi, Mercedes, Nissan, Smart, Toyota, Via and Wheego. Other vehicles like an electric IZIP bike, delivery trucks powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and a class 8 electric tractor were there too! Interestingly, all age groups were showing enthusiasm for these products. Teenagers to seniors were checking it all out.

Written by HerHighway Staff Contributor