[UPDATE: January 20, 2000 - Anne Bryan and Robert Bienenfeld of Honda have announced that Beth Land of Acworth, Georgia is the lucky winner of the Insight giveaway at NAEVI'99. The car will be delivered to her in about a month. Beth just had a baby! Electrifying Times would like to congratulate her on two terrific deliveries! As soon as we have a picture of Beth, her baby, and her Insight, you will see it here first!]

[ UPDATE: December 02, 1999 - Honda PR representative Anne Bryan tells ET: It will be about a week before we can announce the name of the Insight winner -- we need to verify that the lucky party has a valid drivers license, is a resident of GA, etc. As soon as I know, you'll know. Thanks for your understanding. ]

 Honda to Giveaway 2000 Insight at NAEVI'99 Public Day

WASHINGTON, DC - A two-year lease of one of the most electrifying vehicles to hit the roadways, is the prize for a lucky attendee at an upcoming electric vehicle exposition at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.

American Honda Motor Company has given away a two-year lease of the all new Insight, the first gasoline-electric hybrid to be sold in the U.S. as part of the 1999 North American Electric Vehicle and Infrastructure Conference and Exposition'99 (NAEVI'99) hosted by the Electric Vehicle Association of the Americas (EVAA). During the Public Day, Georgia residents who are at least 21-years old and have a valid driver's license were able to register for the sweepstakes at the American Honda booth.
The 2000 Honda Insight, which goes on sale in February 2000, is a two-passenger, personal coupe and is the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle to be sold in America. It runs on a gasoline engine with supplemental power provided by an integrated electric motor and batteries that never need to be plugged in. On average, the Insight achieves 70 miles-per-gallon in highway driving and 61 miles-per-gallon in city driving.
On Public Day (Saturday, November 20) the NAEVI'99 Exposition opened its doors to people from all over the Atlanta metro area. Attendees were invited to take a spin around the Cobb Galleria Centre in the Honda Insight and their choice of over 25 other electric vehicles - from bikes to buses, sports cars to family cars. Public admission for the exhibit hall and "EV Public Day Ride'n'Drive" was $5 (free for children under 12 and senior citizens.)
NAEVI'99 brought together more than 400 electric vehicle experts from around the world to discuss automotive design and technology advancements, infrastructure development and solutions to commercialization issues.
All events for NAEVI'99 took place at the Cobb Galleria Centre, located at Two Galleria Parkway in Atlanta. (770) 955-8000.
Media Note: NAEVI'99 Media Day was held on Wednesday, November 17. For more information contact Kara Flynn, EVAA's Communications Associate at (202) 508-5039. Registration questions for NAEVI should be directed to Pam Turner at (650) 365-2667, or send an e-mail to For more information on the Honda Insight, please contact Meg Riggs at (404) 580-0666 or Anne Bryan at (310) 781-4261.
EVAA is the industry association working to advance electric vehicles and supporting infrastructure through policy, information and market development initiatives in the U.S., and to serve as the Americas' representative to the World Electric Vehicle Association. EVAA members include auto companies and other vehicle manufacturers, electric utilities, EV component suppliers, research institutions and government agencies. The Association serves as the industry's source of information about electric vehicles.

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Contact: Kara Flynn (202) 508-5039