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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON AND FORD MOTOR CO. ANNOUNCE DEMONSTRATION FLEET OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES

 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON AND FORD MOTOR CO. ANNOUNCE
 DEMONSTRATION FLEET OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES
 WHAT: Southern California Edison (SCE) and Ford Motor Co.
 announce Ford's manufacture of an international
 demonstration fleet of 70 to 100 electric vehicles,
 called Ecostar and based on the European Escort van.
 WHEN: Monday, Jan. 2, 1992
 1:30 p.m.
 WHERE: Los Angeles Auto Show
 Los Angeles Convention Center
 WHO: Robert Rewey, vice president of marketing, Ford Motor Co.
 Diane Wittenberg, manager of Electric Transportation, SCE
 Beryl Goldsweig, Environmental and Safety Communications,
 Ford Richard Schweinberg, manager of electric vehicle
 programs, SCE
 BACKGROUND:
 SCE will accept 10 Ecostars for testing on meter-reading
 routes and other routine assignments. The utility is
 already testing electric vehicle models for other
 manufacturers. SCE has been actively involved in
 promoting electric transportation on highways and rails
 for several years, because they can contribute to cleaner
 air, reduce dependence on foreign oil and improve
 electric utilty operating efficiency.
 CONTACT: Steve Hansen of Southern California Edison, 818-302-2255 or 818-302-7969.
 -0- 12/26/91


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