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July 16, 2009

At A Glance

Tesla Roadster makes Renew America Roadtrip stop at UI July 22

The University of Iowa Office of Sustainability and the Iowa Renewable Energy Association will host a stop of the Renew America Roadtrip from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 22 at the Madison Street Services Building (MSSB) in Iowa City, on the corner of South Madison and West Prentiss streets.

The stop is a chance to view the all-electric Tesla Roadster and talk with the crew of the Roadtrip project, which is demonstrating the advantages of all-electric vehicles. The team will be visiting the UI and charging up the vehicle at MSSB on their way cross-country from New York City to San Francisco.

The Renew America Roadtrip is intended to help raise awareness of renewable, sustainable and eco-friendly initiatives. For more information, see The Roadster is a pure battery-electric vehicle with a range of 240 miles per charge, a 130 mph top speed, and goes from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds.

The Renew America Roadtrip team includes Jerry Asher and his "Spirit of DC" plug-in-hybrid Prius and a new 2009 Nissan Altima hybrid support vehicle.

For more information, contact Eric Foresman at 319-335-1299 or Liz Christiansen at 319-335-5516.


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