Electric Dragin' in San Diego

Electric-drive enthusiasts turn to racing to raise awareness about transportation choices and the environment.

San Diego County, CA - The EV community is kicking gas cars off the track by hosting an electric-drive racing event on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Electric-drive vehicles consist of electric, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicles. These vehicles produce less pollution with greater fuel-efficiency while advancing the future of the transportation industry. Electric Dragin' is open to the public and all vehicles that have electric-drives.

This event will have vendors, electric-drive owners, and competitors showing off the future of transportation by reducing pollution without losing the power and excitement of racing.

If you would like to race or have a match between you and your neighbor's hybrid, you can register online at www.electricdragin.com to bring your electric-drive vehicle (including the all hybrids) to see who is king of the track.

Bill Hammon, President of Electric Vehicle Association of San Diego says, "I am tired of the same old rhetoric of electric cars coming in a few more years. The technology is here today and you can see electric-drive on the track. There is no reason we can't drive cleaner today."

Joseph Gottlieb of Electra-City Motors, a ZAP (ZAAP.OB) electric car dealer, says "Technology has always stemmed from racing and now that the tides are turning away from gas, we can show people exactly what exists today to take its place. We have new technology batteries, electric motors, controllers, and drive systems that can change our dependency on foreign oil, this event will showcase exactly what comes from those who refuse to think inside the box."

There will be an e-motocross that everyone is invited to participate in. This is a family event that you can bring the kids to and not worry about them going deaf. The cars are clean and quiet so you can leave your ear plugs at home. Keith Vansickle, another EV enthusiast says "Just because it is drag racing doesn't mean it has to be deafening. You will be able to breathe easy during this event without all the smog (just a little rubber tire burning). This is going to be the most exciting event to combine racing and reducing our dependency on foreign oil"

For more information, visit www.ElectricDragin.com

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