News Release| Toyota Grand Prix; Cal State L.A.


Note to editor: A photo of Cal State L.A.’s Hydrogen Super Eagle is available upon request. For more information about the vehicle or to interview the director of CSULA’s Power, Energy and Transportation Program, David Blekhman, please contact the CSULA Public Affairs office at (323) 343-3050.


Hydrogen Super Eagle parades
the Toyota Grand Prix racetrack

Long Beach, CA – Making up for what it lacks in speed with zero emissions, Cal State L.A.’s Hydrogen Super Eagle vehicle soared at a speed of 23-25 mph during a parade lap of “green” cars at the 2012 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday, April 15. Before its presentation at the IndyCar pre-race ceremony, the Hydrogen Super Eagle was also showcased at the Grand Prix Expo, where hundreds of spectators stopped by to check out the eco-friendly vehicle and to learn about hydrogen-fuel cell technology.

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