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Published: 15-Jan-2010

Sacramento, CA - This January 22, 2010, as a special add-on to the Youth Energy Summit being held at the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD), Renew America RoadtripTM (RAR) will be holding an exclusive green charity soirée to benefit Breathe California of Sacramento – Emigrant Trails. The soirée will feature the “RAR’dster” – the all-electric, zero-emission Tesla Roadster that just completed America’s first green, charity, drive cross country this past July. The RAR’dster, which will be up for auction from Jan. 12th through Jan. 22nd through CAM will be available for inspection at the Soirée right up to the final bid.

The soirée will also feature special guest speakers including Jacob Griscom – founder, Sacramento Sustainability Forum and Tom Turrentine – Director, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Research Center, and offer an opportunity for attendees to interact over light hors d’oeuvres with some of the over one-hundred students, administrators, staff and featured presenters attending the Youth Energy Summit. YES attendees include such notables as Chelsea Sexton – an EV activist featured in the movie “Who Killed the Electric Car” and Dr. Daniel Kammen, Nobel Peace prize recipient and lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Soirée attendees will also get a chance to tour the electric-vehicle exhibit hosted at SMUD, featuring GM’s EV1, the RAR’dster and over twenty other alternative-fuel vehicles, as well as get an opportunity to meet Maddy & Michael, the co-founders of the Renew America RoadtripTM. More information and registration for the BREATHE Charity Soirée can be found at http://breathesoiree.eventbrite.com.

About the California Automobile Museum: Formerly the Towe Auto Museum, this spacious 72,000 square foot museum is home to over 150 vehicles of various makes and models, ranging from the early 1900s to alternative power vehicles of the future. Exhibits recreate the love affair we have with automobiles and provide historical information about the automotive industry. The Museum’s mission is to educate and entertain while preserving and promoting the automobile and its influence on our lives. The Museum is located at 2200 Front Street, between Broadway and Old Sacramento with ample free parking. The Museum is open daily from 10am to 6pm, taking the last admission at 5pm and stays open until 9pm every third Thursday. For more info visit www.CalAutoMuseum.org or call (916) 442-6802.

About the RAR’dster - The RAR’dster is everything you would expect of a high-end sportscar. It is a gorgeous, arctic white, high-performance convertible two-seater, with a blistering 0-60 mph acceleration of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 125 mph. It includes leather, tinted power windows, remote entry, body armor, premium paint, traction control, premier audio, CD, MP3, iPod interface, navigation, and all the little extras. However, it is not just some “reliving your glory days” classic high-end sportscar. Not only is the RAR’dster an environmentally-sensitive marvel of modern engineering with a 244-mile range per charge and an energy-sipping 125 mpg equivalent efficiency, but it is the Roadster that just completed the pioneering 3200 mile cross-country charity eco-drive from NYC to Seal Beach, CA this past July. Thus, the RAR’dster is arguably the greenest sportscar in America today and a one-of-a-kind. [www.renewamericaroadtrip.com.]

About the Youth Energy Summit -The second annual Youth Energy Summit (YES), Leadership in Action event 2010 is a four-part high-school student outreach program implemented by three local utilities (SMUD, Roseville Electric and Lodi Electric Utility) as well as the LegiSchool project at CSU Sacramento. The objective of YES is to educate students on energy issues, enlist youth to disseminate energy efficiency and climate change information within the community, and encourage green workforce development. Steps include student submission of essays on climate change, a 2-day energy workshop, student designed and implemented community service-learning projects, and a scholarship competition on Earth Day when over ninety top students present the details of their projects to legislators, the general public, legislators and a panel of judges.

About Breathe California of Sacramento – Emigrant Trails – Breathe California is dedicated to healthy air and preventing lung and other air-pollution related diseases by partnering with youth, advocating public policy, supporting air pollution research, and educating the public. Breathe California has been a leader in fighting for clean air, healthy lungs and a tobacco-free future since 1917. 100% of every dollar raised by Breathe California goes to support programs that benefit the health and wellness of local residents. www.sacbreathe.org

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