Release 00-21      

September 5, 2000


Jerry Martin
(916) 322-2990

Richard Varenchik
(626) 575-6730
Media Advisory

Zero-Emission Vehicle Meeting

-- Thursday and Friday the California Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold a public meeting to review Californiaís zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate. The meeting is expected to have over 100 witnesses speak following a staff report to the Board on the current status of the ZEV program.

The meeting will be held at the following location:

Thursday, September 7 and
Friday, September 8

8:30 a.m.

Lincoln Plaza Auditorium, 1st Floor
400 P Street
Sacramento, California

The ARBís ZEV program, adopted in 1990, mandated that 10 percent of new automobiles sold in California must be zero emitting in 2003. This fifth biennial review will detail how automakers have progressed in manufacturing and distribution requirements. The goal of the meeting will be to ensure continued and sustainable success of the ZEV program.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY:  An assortment of electric vehicles will be available for photographing near Lincoln Plaza.

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.

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