Green Truck Ride-and-Drive Adds Closed Course for Alt-Fuel Vehicles

The organizers of The Work Truck Show 2014 and the Green Truck Summit say the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive event that will take place during the conference will include a closed-access driving area, in addition to the traditional open-road test-drive course.

Sponsored by Hino Trucks, the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive will take place on Weds., March 5, and Thurs., March 6, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Work Truck Show/Green Truck Summit will convene at the in Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis March 4-7.

‘The new Green Truck Ride-and-Drive elements allow Work Truck Show attendees to take a more tailored test drive and gain a better understanding of what each vehicle can do for them,’ says Bob Johnson, NTEA's director of fleet relations.

The Green Truck Ride-and-Drive course covers city streets near the convention center, but participants will also have the opportunity to take the vehicles into a reserved section of the Indianapolis Zoo parking lot nearby. The area is closed to public traffic, so drivers can devote their attention to the vehicles they're driving.

Natural gas, propane, plug-in electric, hybrid-electric and extended-range electric vehicles will be featured at the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive, NTEA notes.

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