AltWheels: Rethinking How We Power Them

the scene at the fifth annual Alt-Wheels Alternative Transportation & Energy Festival in Boston will contrast sharply with the surrounding exhaust-filled streets and nearby Big Dig tunnels.

Published: 28-Sep-2007

It will not be a typical "kick the tires" weekend at the car lot.

This lot will sprawl across Boston’s City Hall Plaza, and the products on display will be aimed at people with as little as a few hundred dollars to spend as well as those curious to see feats of engineering that cost millions of dollars.

Indeed, the scene at the fifth annual Alt-Wheels Alternative Transportation & Energy Festival tomorrow and Saturday will contrast sharply with the surrounding exhaust-filled streets and nearby Big Dig tunnels. The vehicles at the festival will be powered by natural gas, ethanol, propane, diesel fuel, electricity, and humans. Hybrid cars -- some gas/electric, others hydrogen/electric -- will be well represented, too.

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