Electric, hybrid cars featured at Energy Efficient Auto Expo

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Electric and hybrid cars generated a lot of attention at an Energy Efficient Auto Expo hosted by the Air Force Real Property Agency in observance of Energy Awareness Month on Oct. 27 in San Antonio, Texas.

The Energy Efficient Auto Expo was the culminating event of Energy Awareness Month, the theme of which was "Turn Words Into Action...Turn Action Into Results." During the month of October, AFRPA employees learned about saving energy during a brown bag lunch with CPS Energy, from weekly guest bloggers, and from fact sheets and quizzes. They were then challenged to put that knowledge to good use in their households in the "Biggest Loser" contest, which will measure their energy consumption in November 2011 compared to November 2010.

During the Expo, representatives from local dealerships throughout San Antonio displayed vehicles featuring the latest in electric and hybrid technology. Vehicles showcased included Chevrolet Volt and Cruze, Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius and Ford Fusion Hybrid. Steady streams of employees during the Expo were able to ask questions, get in the vehicles, test the gadgets within, and view under the hood to examine the electric and hybrid technology.

"Our goal during the Expo was to offer the opportunity to educate military personnel, civilians and contractors on the cutting-edge automotive hybrid technology that is available amongst the vehicles showcased during the Expo" said Steve Davis, AFRPA Public Affairs Officer. "The event produced a great turnout of employees seeing this technology up-close and personal."

The Air Force Real Property Agency acquires, manages and disposes of Air Force-controlled real property worldwide. AFRPA, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a field operating agency within the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics. AFRPA oversees approximately 10 million acres of land - almost twice the size of New Jersey.