New Custom Electric Vehicle Featured in “Going Green” exhibit

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Sacramento, CA – Just in time for Earth Day, one of the California Automobile Museum’s newest editions to the Going Green exhibit is the “Quiet 1” – a custom 3 wheel, 2 passenger, electric vehicle designed and built completely at home. This home-built electric car serves as a great example of what environmentally-conscious car enthusiasts can do.

The California Automobile Museum’s Going Green exhibit opened Earth Day 2009 and showcases vehicles spanning the 20th to the early years of the 21st century that personify the low-polluting, environmentally advanced cars dotting California’s highways. The exhibit features one of only 12 surviving models of the EV-1, an all-electric prototype manufactured by General Motors between 1991 and 2003, and a 1913 Rauch and Lang, an electric vehicle widely available at the turn of the century.

About the California Automobile Museum: Formerly the Towe Auto Museum, this spacious 72,000 square foot museum is home to over 150 vehicles of various makes and models, ranging from the early 1900s to alternative power vehicles of the future. Exhibits recreate the love affair we have with automobiles and provide historical information about the automotive industry. The Museum’s mission is to educate and entertain while preserving and promoting the automobile and its influence on our lives. The Museum is located at 2200 Front Street, between Broadway and Old Sacramento with ample free parking. The Museum is open daily from 10am to 6pm, taking the last admission at 5pm and stays open until 9pm every third Thursday. For more information visit or call (916) 442-6802.

  • I love the idea of electric vehicles!
    When will they be made to look attractive.
    Just because these cars are good for you doesn’t mean they have to be ugly.

  • Also, I’m not referring to the home built one. Just green vehicles in general.

  • Natalie Minas

    We have a lot of interesting and unique vehicles in the exhibit, some of which have a sporty or more common look – so make sure to come by and check the exhibit out. You can also learn more about “green technology” in our Going Green workshop series. We have our last class which is biodiesel on May 8th and then will be rescheduling classes in the fall, which will include electric vehicles, alternative fuels, and hydrogen fuel workshops. Visit our website for more information about these and other workshops.


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