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Petersen Automotive Museum Announces Alternative Fuel Vehicle Showcase on April 18

Los Angeles, CA, April 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Petersen Automotive Museum is hosting its first public alternative fuels symposium titled "Why Alt Fuels Now" on April 18, 2013. The event will include a public Alternative Fuel Vehicle Showcase on-site from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. The day, which features a public symposium and an alternative fuel technology display, will explore the driving forces, such as high gasoline prices, increased consumer and corporate environmental awareness and the emergence of new technology that have created a "perfect storm" for alternative fuel vehicles.

The symposium, which runs from 1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. with a reception following, will feature three different panel presentations and discussions. The cost is $40 for students, $70 for museum members and members of the alternative fuel industry and $80 for general registration. Visit the Petersen's website to register. Discounts for early registration are available and all levels of registration include free parking and admission into the museum galleries. Panel topics include:

· Infrastructure and Policy: The issues of the alternative fuel infrastructure will be discussed by industry leaders such as the California Energy Commission, Clean Cities Coalition, Southern California Edison, Chesapeake Energy and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

· Manufacturing: Representatives from various vehicle and equipment OEMs will speak out about how they have adapted to the economic and environmental situation in recent years and what their plans for further development are, with speakers including Chrysler, Ford, Honda and 3M.

· Fleets: Alternative fuel fleet operators and technology providers in the public and private sector will speak about the challenges and benefits of utilizing various fuel technologies in their fleets. Speakers include Venchurs CNG, Roush CleanTech, and the L.A. County Office of Sustainability.

Vehicle and booth display space for the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Showcase is $250 and includes registration for two to the symposium and a table, linen and chairs if needed. For more information or to register a display space, contact Clayton Drescher at 323-964-6347 or cdrescher@petersen.org.

"To stay relevant in the ever changing automotive industry, we host programs, lectures and workshops that speak to the current and future state of the automobile in America and the world," said Clayton Drescher, Education Manager at the Petersen. "To that end we are putting together this alternative fuel symposium, which we plan to make an annual event. Alternative fuel is gaining popularity among fleets and individuals alike, and we aim to be a vital educational resource for the public so they can stay current on developing alt fuel technology."

For more information visit http://www.petersen.org/visit/museum-events/alt-fuels-symposium.

The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational institution. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California 90036. Admission prices are $12 for general admission adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students with ID, $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Museum members, active military with ID and children under five are admitted free. Vault tours are available for an additional $25, and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is free for the first 30 minutes and $2.00 each additional 30 minutes. One hour validation with purchase of $20 or more in the Museum Store or Johnny Rockets located in the museum lobby. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm. For general Museum information, call 323/930-CARS or visit the Museum's Web site at: www.petersen.org.

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CONTACT: PR/Media Relations: Laura Conrad | Kahn Media laura@kahnmedia.com 818-881-5246 ext. 8 Event/Museum Contact: Clayton Drescher | Petersen cdrescher@petersen.org 323-964-6347 Source:Petersen Automotive Museum