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News Advisory and Photo Opportunity: DaimlerChrsyler and New York Power Authority Display the Plug-in Hybrid-Electric Sprinter Van Concept Vehicle at Battery Park City

September 13, 2006

Timothy S. Carey, president and chief executive officer, New York Power Authority; Jim Cavanaugh, president and chief executive officer, Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority; Claus Tritt, senior manager, DaimlerChrysler and Rebecca Wingenroth, Senior Account Executive, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) will participate in the event.

NYPA  and EPRI have teamed with DaimlerChrysler to display the Plug-in Hybrid Electric (PHEV) Sprinter Van  concept vehicle on Thursday, September 14 in front of the world famous Solaire, Americaís first residential high-rise green building at Battery Park City.

A proto-type plug-in hybrid vehicle manufactured by DaimlerChrysler will be placed in service in New York City in 2007.  Four additional pre-production vehicles will be used in different applications around New York State in 2008. 

The PHEV Sprinter Van concept vehicle has a zero emission, all-electric range of 20 miles making it ideal for use in urban areas. Plug-n hybrids can operate in all-electric mode or hybrid mode.  

EVENT:       Display of the PHEV Hybrid-Electric Sprinter Van Concept vehicle.

WHEN:         11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 14

WHERE:       The Solaire Building, 20 River Terrace, Battery Park City

CONTACT:     Brian Warner, NYPA, 914-390-8183, (9/14 only 914-584-5024)
                     Leticia Remauro, Battery Park City, 212-417-2276
                     Nick Cappa, Daimler Chrysler, 248-202-8039

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 ■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nationís largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.