SoPas to hold clean-air car show
The day will highlight the need for a variety of different energy sources, while creating awareness of the crippling effects of pollution on the environment and human health. The event also will include free screenings of the documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car” and Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” at the Rialto Theater, as well as seminars on global warming, the harmful effect of vehicle emissions, tax incentives for alternative fuel and mass-transit options. Cacciotti said the clean-air show will only strengthen the city’s reputation as an environmental leader. In April, South Pasadena was awarded the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s “model city” award. AQMD officials said they were impressed with city policies and programs, including a lawnmower exchange program. To encourage public transportation, the city has employed clean- burning fuel buses to take commuters to and from Gold Line train stations. And the city offers discounted parking permits to drivers of low-emission vehicles. “We’re already a leader,” Caccioti said. “We’ve influenced the whole San Gabriel valley to look at this. We’re setting an example for others to follow.” [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4494160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SOUTH PASADENA – The city is getting revved up to host its first clean-air car show and film festival this Sunday. More than 20 alternative energy vehicles will be on display, including a solar-powered Toyota Prius and a natural-gas powered Honda Civic, a fuel- cell powered Honda FCHX2, and an electric- powered ZAP car. While many of the vehicles present will be powered by next generation technology not sold to the public, commercially available vehicles will also be exhibited. But the point of the show isn’t necessarily to drive home in a shiny new low-emissions car, said South Pasadena Mayor Michael Cacciotti, who planned the event.