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Take a look at the vehicles of the future

Some think cars are a form of art. For those folks and for others who want to think outside the box about how to get around, transportationally speaking, Sunday, Nov. 19, is a day to see and learn about a plethora of fascinating 2-, 3- and 4-wheel vehicles – all that are easy on the environment. The event, “Whatcha Gonna Drive?: The Future of Personal Transportation,” takes place at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, which rumor has it was a car showroom way back when.

From 2-6 p.m., vehicles (Segways and bicycles included) will be on display for free ogling. See the world’s first plug-in Prius hybrid there.

The afternoon workshops (2-6 p.m.) and the evening multimedia program (6:30 p.m.) cost a one-time fee of $13 in advance and $15 at the door. Two experts – a fuel cell researcher and a biodiesel executive – will talk in the evening; workshops include such things as learning how to buy an electric vehicle and what is involved in maintaining one.



This event is sponsored and produced by APPLE (Alliance for a Post-Petroleum Local Economy) of Nevada County, which will benefit from the proceeds. Refreshment vendors will be on site. Purchase tickets in Grass Valley at BriarPatch Market, Record Connection and Booktown Books; in Nevada City at Yabobo, Harmony Books and After the Gold Rush Records; in Penn Valley at Plan-It Solar; and in Auburn at Cherry Records. Call 274-3435 or find program details at http://www.apple-nc.org.

Hybrid and electric vehicle owners are organizing a preshow parade from Nevada City to downtown Grass Valley. Call 274-9913 if you want to participate.




Little did the cavemen who invented the wheel imagine it would lead to the smart car. Got biodiesel?


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