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Industry Leaders To Discuss The Ups And Downs Of Alternative Fuels At MPG Event

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SOURCE Motor Press Guild (MPG)

Experts to predict the gasoline price tipping point that will drive green car sales, Tuesday, May 20

LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 20, 2014 the Motor Press Guild (MPG), the largest automotive media association in North America, will hold a special event moderated by John O'Dell, senior editor for fuel efficiency and green vehicles at The event will take place on the historic Queen Mary in Long Beach where automotive industry experts will gather to discuss alternative fuels sources.

The following expert panelists representing a range of alternative fuels and powertrains will discuss the technological feasibility against the economic viability of the various clean transportation options most commonly used today, including hydrogen, electric, CNG as a fuel/bi-fuel and electrification for both traditional and non-traditional transportation applications.

Panelists Include:

  • Michael Coates, Diesel Technology Forum
  • Michael Dovornay, Manager, Product Strategy, The CARLAB
  • Praveen Penmetsa, CEO and Founder, Motivo Engineering
  • TBD, Toyota Motor North America

Details for the MPG Event are as follows:

  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 4:00 -7:00 p.m.
  • Panel followed by networking reception ending at 7 pm
  • 1126 Queens Highway
    Long Beach, CA 90802
    *Parking will be validated

In addition to the MPG portion of the evening, the Queen Mary will announce its plans to host an important racing event on August 23-24. The Soap Box Derby racers from across Southern California will head to the ship for a weekend of low-speed gravity induced competition. These veteran speedsters, piloting their own custom machines, will be joined by area youngsters competing in generic Soap Box cars for their first taste of motorsports competition.

About Motor Press Guild (MPG)
The Los Angeles-based Motor Press Guild (MPG) is the largest automotive media association in North America, with more than 800 members. This non-profit trade guild is dedicated to promoting professionalism in automotive journalism through education and information exchange. Members include journalists and analysts from print, broadcast and online outlets as well as public relations representatives, consumer groups and governmental bodies tied to the automotive industry. The organization hosts regular meetings featuring key figureheads in the auto industry and is widely recognized for its annual Dean Batchelor Award program and annual industry MPG Track Day.  For more information about MPG, please visit, or follow us on the MPG Facebook or Twitter pages. For media inquiries please contact MPG publicity chair, Brendan Flynn, at 310-444-1850 or

Media Contacts:
Breanna Buhr/Ashley Anderson
JMPR Public Relations
(818) 992-4353

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