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NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY SPONSORS WORKSHOP FOR NATIONAL ELECTRIC VEHICLE

 NEW YORK, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Power Authority will sponsor a workshop Saturday, Feb. 20, for individuals interested in taking part in a national competition aimed at paving the way for expanded use of non-polluting electric powered vehicles.
 The workshop on planning and design of electric vehicle infrastructure will be held at the Power Authority headquarters at 1633 Broadway, New York, N.Y., from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 "The Electric Vehicle and the American Community: A National Planning and Design Competition" officially kicked off last November with a call for entries. It offers $100,000 in prize money to multi disciplinary teams of urban planners, engineers and architects, for plans to make American cities "user friendly" to electric vehicles.
 "Answering tomorrow's questions today has always been one of our traits," said Power Authority Chairman Richard M. Flynn. "Changes in our transportation system must be an integral part of efforts to achieve a more energy-efficient society."
 The Power Authority has helped the cities of New York and White Plains purchase electric powered "G-vans" for testing. It also has sponsored winning entries in the nationally acclaimed Tour de Sol race for solar-powered vehicles. And it has lobbied on behalf of federal legislation to increase research funding for alternate-fueled vehicles.
 "Last year we delivered five electric-powered G-vans to New York City for use by the Department of General Services," said Flynn. "Now we're in the process of purchasing a Chryslar TEVan, for the Power Authority's fleet."
 Saturday's workshop will cover historical and technical background on electric vehicles and the status of electric vehicle projects in New York City. It also will feature a panel discussion among transportation and planning experts from the New York metropolitan area, including: Laurence Alexander, Editor, Electric Vehicle Progress; Bart Chezar, Senior Engineer, N.Y. Power Authority; Alfred Howard, Howard/Stein-Hudson Associates; John Del Monico, Public Service Electric & Gas Co.; Matt Brown, New York City Office of Telecommunications & Energy; and Mark Simon, New York City Dept. of Environmental Protection.
 The workshop will provide potential competitors with information necessary to help formulate plans for electric vehicle infrastructure in New York City.
 Because American cities have evolved to support gasoline- powered vehicles during the 1900s, infrastructure changes and improvements must be made to accommodate electric vehicles.
 Electric vehicles present a viable method of meeting the zero-emissions standards required in some states. New York is moving to adopt the stringent California standards that mandate that by 1998, two percent of all vehicles sold must be emission free.
 The competition is designed to help cities prepare to support this new form of transportation.
 Sponsors of the national competition include the Power Authority, Edison Electric Institute, the federal Department of Energy, General Motors, Hughes Power Control Systems and Electronic Data Systems.
 Individuals interested in attending the New York Power Authority workshop should contact Caroline Garcia at 212 468-6457 or Bart Chezar at 212 468-6727 for more information.
 Competition entries are due April 13, and winners will be announced May 11 in Washington, D.C. Individuals interested in participating can contact: The Electric Vehicle and the American Community, Suite 801, 432 North Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48502.
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