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News Advisory and Photo Opportunity:
New York Power Authority, NYSERDA and State Office Of General Services Display the Plug-In Hybrid-Electric Sprinter Van Concept Vehicle

September 26, 2006

The scenic East Capitol Park at the State Capitol will be the setting Wednesday, September 27 at 10:30 a.m. where officials from the New York Power Authority (NYPA), New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the State Office of General Services (OGS) will join forces to unveil the latest development in electric-drive technology—DaimlerChrysler’s plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Sprinter Van concept vehicle.

Angelo Esposito, senior vice president, Energy Services and Technology, NYPA, representing Timothy S. Carey, president and chief executive officer, NYPA; Peter R. Smith, president and chief executive officer, NYSERDA and OGS Commissioner John J. Spano will participate in the event.

The Sprinter Van concept vehicle is the subject of a long-term demonstration funded by the Electric Power Research Institute. A Sprinter Van will be placed in service in New York City in 2007.  Four additional pre-production concept 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, ideal for use in urban areas. Plug-in hybrids can operate in all-electric mode or hybrid mode.  

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

WHEN:          10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 27

WHERE:        East Capitol Park, State Capitol, Albany, NY

CONTACT:     Brian Warner, NYPA, 914-390-8183 (For 9/27 only, 914-584-5024)
                     Colleen Ryan, NYSERDA, 518-862-1090 ext. 3359
                     Christine Burling, OGS, 518-474-5987


 About NYPA:

 ■    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 nation’s 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.