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Today, news crossed the wire that EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality is now a major sponsor of the EcoCAR competition. They’ll provide technical advice and mentoring in the areas of greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions. EPA will also conduct dynamometer emissions testing on the competition vehicles at their National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Carl Leung, UWAFT team member, talks with 2009 Canadian International Auto Show attendees

Calvin Leung, UWAFT team member, talks with 2009 Canadian International Auto Show attendees

The National Hydrogen Association (NHA) recently concluded that hydrogen-based vehicle technology is an economic and environmentally-friendly long term solution to decreasing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels in its report titled, Energy Evolution: An Analysis of Alternative Vehicles and Fuels to 2100. The report discusses the importance of continual research and development of hydrogen technology for a zero-emission future*. The University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team (UWAFT) is dedicated to the realization of such a future by developing a fuel cell plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

UWAFT also recognizes the importance of educating the public on green technology with the hope that they make informed and educated decision. One particular highlight of our outreach efforts is our participation in 2009 Canadian International Auto Show, which attracted over 250,000 attendees.
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