Media Advisory/Photo Op - Trade Minister Sandra Pupatello, Fleet Challenge
Ontario display test car at Grand Opening of Renewable Energy Technology
Centre in Windsor

New fuel saving and idle reducing technology for police and EMS vehicles

TORONTO, April 13 /CNW/ -

What: Fleet Challenge Ontario will host Economic Development and Trade Minister and Windsor MPP Sandra Pupatello at a display of the Windsor Police test vehicle with the new HIRS (Hybrid Idling Reduction System) technology.

Display is at the Green Sun Rising Inc. celebration of its Grand Opening of the Renewable Energy Technology Centre (RET-Centre). The Opening begins with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by an open house

When: April 15, 2010 - Grand Opening Ceremony is at 3:00 p.m.; presentations follow until approximately 4:30 p.m.; open house until 7:00 p.m.

    Where: RET-Centre, 1680 Kildare Road, Windsor, Ontario, N8W 2W4,
    519 946 0408

    -  Honourable Sandra Pupatello
    -  Representation from Windsor officials, Chamber of Commerce
    -  Officials from the Canadian Consulate in Detroit (invited)

Who: Fleet Challenge Ontario Senior Researchers Allan King and John Lyon will be on site to demonstrate the new fuel saving and idle reducing technology and answer questions; they are available for interviews.

What is it? The Hybrid Idling Reduction System (HIRS) is a pioneering technological solution that maintains all onboard DC systems and cab climate control - without idling - and with no compromise in performance. Police and emergency vehicles can park and operate without their gas engines running. Visit PEMS Project for more information.

HIRS has the potential to reduce: idling and fuel costs, greenhouse gases and air pollution, maintenance repairs and costs, health hazards for first responders


For further information: For further information: For information on Fleet Challenge Ontario and the Police and EMS (PEMS) Vehicle Idling Reduction Demonstration Project: Jana Cervinka, External Relations Manager, Fleet Challenge Ontario,, (416) 207-9774,; For more information about Green Sun Rising Inc.: Tanja Nuske, VP Marketing, Green Sun Rising Inc.,, (519) 946-0408,,,

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