Auto Show Celebrates 20 Years

Portland International Auto Show to feature latest in electric car technology

Proceeds from the auto show benefit the Iowa Illinois Regional Auto Show Scholarship Fund. More than $250,000 has been given to college-bound and trade-school students to date. It is expected that $30,000 will be given at this years VIP premier event. For more information, visit www.quadcityautoshow. Copyright 2014 The Quad-City Times. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://qctimes.com/business/auto-show-celebrates-years/article_63ecca12-5c93-5555-8d36-3d2b97f72daa.html

While the vast majority of the cars at the show will be of the gas-guzzling variety, there is an increasing presence of eco-friendly vehicles. Between the "Clean Tech Center" and indoor test drives of the BMW i3 electric car, there is a small but growing interest in fuel alternatives. The BMW i3, the car company's new foray into electric vehicles , will be the toast of the show, taking consumers in laps around the Convention Center. The i3 gets 80 to 100 miles on a single charge, and charges in less than 30 minutes. BMW hopes it will rival the top-selling electric models, the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan LEAF, but at $41,350 (before any federal and state incentives) it could be a tough sell to average consumers. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.oregonlive.com/events/index.ssf/2014/02/portland_internantional_auto_show_to_feature_lates.html

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