The 11th Annual AltCar Expo will be held Sept 16-17 in Santa Monica

The 11th Annual AltCar Expo will be held Sept 16-17 in Santa Monica

Posted 7/15/2016 in News by Christopher

The City of Santa Monica will present the 11th Annual AltCar Expo, the region’s premier transportation show dedicated to alternative fuel vehicles and alternative modes of transportation.  The two-day event will be held at the Santa Monica Civic parking lot and East Wing, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica, CA, Friday September 16 and Saturday September 17, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and is free to the public.

The goal of AltCar is to provide a very accessible and comprehensive setting where both industry and general public can discover existing alternatives to the way they use energy and transportation and motivate everyone to take further action.  California AltCar Expo leads the nation in alternative vehicles, incentives and fueling stations, with many states now following the state’s example and implementing programs similar to those in California.

AltCar brings almost every make and model of alternative fuel vehicle to one place so you can shop, test drive, compare and learn.  The 2016 Expo will have an extensive array of battery electric, fuel-cell electric, plug-in hybrid, hybrid electric, natural gas and propane vehicles.  

Electric cars that will be available at this year’s Expo:                                                                        


Battery Electric Vehicles:

Chevrolet Spark

Kia Soul EV

Ford Focus Electric

Mercedes B250e

Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Nissan Leaf

Volkswagon e-Golf

Zenith Passenger Van

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles:

Chevrolet Volt

Ford C-MAX Energi

Ford Fusion Energi


Battery Electric Vehicles:


Fiat 500e

Smart fortwo

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model X

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles:

Audi A3 e-tron

BMW i3 Rex

Cadillac ELR

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

Porsche CayenneS e-Hybrid

Volvo XC90 

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles:

Hyundai Tucson

Mercedes F-Cell

Toyota Mirai

AltCar will also showcase the latest in electric scooters, bikes and Segways. All are available for free test rides and purchase.

As always, mass transit exhibits and information will be available.  Come learn more about the new light rail lines and bus routes.

Since its inception, AltCar Expo has featured the West Coast debut of the Chevy Volt, the first worldwide glimpse of the Honda Plug-In Accord, the Honda GX, the national kick off of the Nissan Leaf and Toyota RAV EV Tours, and the national reveal of the Ford CNG 150. Expo speaker sessions have featured some of the top decision makers from Federal and State agencies as well as directors of alternative technologies for all of the OEMs.

Admission to AltCar Expo is free.  To learn more about the vehicles and the Government Fleet & Industry Conference, visit:

AltCar Expo will take place at the Santa Monica Civic Center 1855 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

For additional information:

(310) 390-2930


Press inquiries:

Trina Kaye


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