Release 08-70
July 25, 2008

    Dimitri Stanich
Clean, fuel efficient vehicles to fit your lifestyle on display at
the AVP Crocs Tour Long Beach Open Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament
Sports enthusiasts learn how to save money and help the environment

LONG BEACH, CALIF. - The California Air Resources Board's Drive Clean California campaign and vehicle manufacturers showcased the latest fuel efficient, clean technology vehicles at the AVP Crocs Tour Long Beach Open Pro Beach Volleyball tournament in Long Beach, California.

The two makes and models showcased at the event included:

Both vehicles on display carry a Smog Score of 9, with a score of 10 being best. The Smog Score is part of the new Environmental Performance Label that will be on all new cars beginning with the 2009 model year. The Label displays a smog score and global warming score on a scale of 1-10.

Consumers visiting the Drive Clean booth were be able to consult with experts about vehicle smog scores, global warming impact, fuel economy, and state, federal and local incentives

"Today we are able to enjoy a wide variety of clean technology vehicle makes and models in varying price ranges that are often more efficient than traditional cars and trucks," said ARB Chairman Mary D. Nichols. "Buying a cleaner, more efficient vehicle is a significant step consumers can make to improve air quality and reduce their impact on global warming,"

"California is a world leader in developing regulations that have prompted the cleanest cars in the world to be developed," adds Nichols.

The AVP was established in 1983 and is comprised of the best men's and women's pro beach volleyball players in the U.S. and arguably, the world. The AVP's main goal is to deliver its fans the experience of an amazing athletic contest surrounded by an unforgettable beach party. More than one million people are expected to attend an AVP event this year. The AVP now stands alone as the only pro beach volleyball association in the country and has a cooperative relationship with USA Volleyball and the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB). For information about the event, please visit the AVP Web site at <= Link Expired.

To learn more about clean and efficient, advanced technology vehicles available today and the Environmental Performance Label, visit the Drive Clean California Web site at

The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.