The annual Alt Car Expo is coming up this weekend at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and Vision Industries will be on hand to display its Tyrano semi tractor. This is no typical smoke-belching, diesel-powered semi. In fact, the only thing emitted by this hauler is water vapor.
The Tyrano is a plug-in hybrid with a hydrogen fuel cell. The truck uses 33 kg of compressed hydrogen for a 340-mile range. It's not known at this point how far the battery can propel the truck on a charge. The Tyrano is being built as part of a program to replace 16,800 diesel-powered trucks in the port of Los Angeles over the next several years. The first production units are expected in the first quarter of 2010.

[Source: Vision Motor Corp]

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Vision Industries is Exhibiting its Zero Emission Tyrano Truck at the Santa Monica Alt Car Expo

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vision Industries Corp. (OTCBB: VIIC - News), is exhibiting its zero emission plug-in electric/hydrogen fuel cell hybrid TyranoT truck at the 4th annual Santa Monica Alternative Energy and Transportation Expo on Friday Oct. 2 & Saturday Oct. 3 from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM daily.

Location: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Martin Schuermann, President & CEO of Vision stated, "The City of Santa Monica has a proven track record of promoting and implementing green technologies. We are pleased to be invited to this prestigious expo and welcome all visitors to drop by for a close-up with our Tyrano truck."

About Vision Industries Corp.

Vision is a provider of hydrogen fuel cell/plug-in electric powered vehicles and turnkey hydrogen fueling systems. Vision's proprietary hydrogen fuel cell/plug-in electric drive system combines the superior acceleration of a battery powered electric vehicle with the extended range provided by a hydrogen fuel cell. Vision uses major manufacturers as partners or sub contractors to produce its vehicles. This business approach avoids massive outlays of startup capital. Many regional, state and federal alternative energy programs in the form of grants, subsidies, tax credits and loans exist or are planned. For more information on Vision Industries Corp., please visit

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