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(Oct. 10, 2011) -- The Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute at UTSA and the San Antonio Clean Energy Incubator join the Alamo Area Clean Cities Coalition to host Ford Motor Company's Power of Choice Vehicle and Technology Tour. The tour will educate drivers about the choices they have to make a positive impact on the environment today and do it affordably. The tour is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the UTSA Downtown Campus, 501 Cesar Chavez Boulevard, San Antonio, Texas 78207.

Highlights include a media breakfast and test drive opportunities at 8 a.m., followed by a Q&A presentation at 8:45 a.m. in the Frio Street Building Riklin Auditorium (FS 1.406). From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., vehicles will be on display and available for test drive. Models include the Focus Electric (on display only), Transit Connect Electric, Fiesta, Explorer with EcoBoost and Fusion Hybrid.

Ford's Power of Choice tour will offer San Antonians the chance to experience a suite of eco-friendly driving options including electrified vehicles, hybrids and new vehicles powered by the popular EcoBoost engine. Participants will hear from clean energy and fuel economy experts about Ford and San Antonio's commitment to cleaner vehicles. CPS Energy will provide an update on their efforts to provide electric charging infrastructure in San Antonio.

The tour is supported by Ford Motor Company, the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute at UTSA, the San Antonio Clean Energy Incubator, Alamo Area Clean Cities Coalition, CPS Energy, Southwest Research Institute®.

Parking is available in lot D-3. For more information, contact Taylor Nixon at 214-217-4324.



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