Toyota to Deliver Hydrogen-Fueled Vehicle to UCI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE

Feb. 24, 2004

MEDIA ADVISORY

HYDROGEN-FUELED VEHICLE DELIVERED TO UCI

EVENT:
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 vehicle.

A ride and drive will follow the lunch to allow attendees to experience Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

SPEAKERS:
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

DATE:
Monday, March 1, 2004

TIME:
11:30 a.m. - reception
Noon - lunch
1 p.m. - ride and drive

LOCATION:
Hyatt Regency Irvine
17900 Jamboree Blvd.
Irvine, CA
(949) 975-1234

R.S.V.P.:
Nancy Hubbell at (310) 468-7633, nancy_hubbell@toyota.com
Cindy Knight at (310) 468-2170, cindy_knight@toyota.com
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

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