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June 11, 2009
Week-long EcoCAR competition wraps up in Toronto
After five days of judging and evaluations, a team from among three Canadian and 14 American universities competing will be proclaimed winner of best-designed green vehicle at tomorrow’s closing ceremony of EcoCAR Challenge: The Next Challenge.

Speakers include:
• Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources Canada
• John Lushetsky, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
• Mark Maher, Executive Director of Powertrain Integration at GM Powertrain

Date: Friday, June 12
Time: 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Innovation Theatre, Sheraton Centre Hotel (lower concourse level), Toronto

Each team will be presented with the keys to a Saturn Vue car to integrate their advanced technology designs and build the next generation of environmentally friendly vehicles.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Cindy Bromley, Finance and Administration Communications Manager, 416-392-4993,
Sarah Ellis, Media Relations, The EcoCAR Challenge: The Next Challenge, 202-997-9029



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