FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
Feb. 24, 2004
HYDROGEN-FUELED VEHICLE DELIVERED TO UCI
Toyota will deliver a hydrogen-fueled Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle to the
University of California, Irvine at a luncheon being held to commemorate
the expansion of California's Hydrogen Highway.
The National Fuel Cell Research Center at UCI, which oversees the fuel
cell program, will lease the second vehicle to Irvine-based Horiba Instruments,
as it did the first one a year ago. Executives from Horiba Instruments
will drive the SUV daily and provide real-world data on the functionality
and capabilities of hydrogen vehicles.
The Toyota hybrid is based on the popular Toyota Highlander SUV and uses
a combination of an electric motor and a hydrogen fuel cell. The only
byproduct is water vapor, thus classifying the FCHV as a zero-emissions
A ride and drive will follow the lunch to allow attendees to experience
Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
Terry Tamminen, secretary, California Environmental Protection Agency
Alan Lloyd, chairman, California Air Resources Board
Jim Press, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Toyota
Scott Samuelsen, director, National Fuel Cell Research Center
Atsushi "Art" Horiba, president, Horiba Group
Monday, March 1, 2004
11:30 a.m. - reception
Noon - lunch
1 p.m. - ride and drive
Hyatt Regency Irvine
17900 Jamboree Blvd.
Nancy Hubbell at (310) 468-7633, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy Knight at (310) 468-2170, email@example.com
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.