(NDG Wire) It seems like everyone is trying to live a more earth-friendly lifestyle these days, and the 2010 Dallas Auto Show is joining the crusade March 3-7 at the Dallas Convention Center.
“Consumers have made small changes in their day-to-day activities to help reduce their carbon footprints by lowering the thermostat, recycling, and skipping bottled water. And ‘going green’ without a doubt extends to automobiles; following the speed limit, keeping tires properly inflated, getting regular tune-ups and, of course, purchasing hybrids, or vehicles with clean diesel engines and higher mpg ratings,” said Don Herring, Jr., 2010 Dallas Auto Show chairman.
Ever since the first hybrid was sold in North America in 1999, more and more manufacturers have introduced hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles to their lineups. And hybrids aren’t just limited to compact cars any more. Manufacturers are listening to the needs of all consumers and producing more fuel-efficient sedans, pickups and SUVs. And this year, auto enthusiasts are guaranteed to see even more of these vehicles than ever before during the five days of the 2010 Dallas Auto Show, Herring said.
Some of the 2010 green vehicles on tap to be at the Show include: the Ford Fusion Hybrid, the redesigned Honda Insight, the Mercedes Benz S400 hybrid sedan, the Mercury Milan Hybrid, Mitsubishi iMiev all electric vehicle, the Subaru Legacy Sedan PZEV, the third-generation Toyota Prius, and the Volkswagen Jetta TDI and Golf TDI.
This year, the Dallas Auto Show also is proud to present a special “green” area dedicated to environmentally-friendly products and services. The City of Dallas will distribute information about air quality, phone recycling and water conservation. Stormwater Management will educate consumers on how to keep pollution out of area creeks and lakes.
Texas Discovery Gardens will have a live native butterfly display and discuss organic gardening. In addition, there will be eco-minded local artists selling their wares such as beads made from recycled paper, beeswax candles and organic clothing, a “green” plumbing company, and a variety of other exhibitors. The Allied Exhibit Area also will be extended to include other products and services outside the Show’s typical automotive-related companies.
“This is going to be a great opportunity for Dallas Auto Show attendees to visit with a variety of businesses that can show them the way to a more ‘green’ lifestyle. There also will be some great shopping involved,” Herring added.
The 2010 Dallas Auto Show also will feature the Southwest Automotive Aftermarket Show, which is designed to bring together car dealers, consumers and automotive aftermarket companies, and the Toyota Behind the Wheel Adventure.
Operation KidSafe, a child security/identification system sponsored by Univision, will take children’s pictures and capture their fingerprints with the only record of the visit going home with the family. On Saturday and Sunday, 6 and 7,
Univision will be on location along with an expert to discuss the safe installation of children’s car safety seats. A total of twenty certified safety seats also will be given away during the presentations.
In addition, classic car enthusiasts will enjoy displays by Corvette Legends, Lone Star Corvette Club,North Texas Mustang Club and Z Car Club.
Hours of the show are: 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 3 and 4; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, March 5; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 6; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 7. Tickets are $11 for adults, $5 for senior citizens 65 and older, and children 12 and under are admitted free. For more information, visit dallasautoshow.com.