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News Advisory and Photo Opportunity:  New York Power Authority & New York State Parks Display the Plug-in Hybrid-Electric Sprinter Van Concept Vehicle at Niagara Falls State Park

September 18, 2006

NYPA and New York State Parks have teamed up to display the Plug-in Hybrid Electric (PHEV) DaimlerChrysler Sprinter Van concept vehicle on Tuesday, September 19 at Americaís oldest state park, Niagara Falls State Park. 

Five 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 and or parks. Plug-n hybrids can operate in all-electric mode or hybrid mode.  

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently selected Niagara Falls State Parkís Green Park initiative for its Clean Air Excellence Award in the Transportation Efficiency Innovations category.

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

                             WHEN:         11 a.m., Tuesday, September 19, 2006

                             WHERE:       Prospect Point, Niagara Falls State Park

Contact:                Brian Warner, NYPA, 914-390-8183, brian.warner@nypa.gov
                             Allen James, NYS Parks, 716-278-1764

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