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BLOOMINGTON — A high-tech vendor center stage at the annual Sustainable Living Wellness on Saturday at Illinois Wesleyan Shirk Center.

For the first local residents were to test drive the “i” car, the i Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s car that could by available to City consumers by the end of this

First in line for a test-drive was Schuetz and his wife, Joan, of They took the i MiEV on a spin. Their first was the silence.

Without pistons under the hood, it was hard to the car was even on.

“It’s wonderful,” said Schuetz as she took the car over the Camelback Bridge during her “Oh, my, this is heavenly.”

Her also took the four-passenger car for a and was suitably impressed.

“It accelerates And it was much more spacious I thought it would be. I hope the car of the future. I hope they making them here in said Peter Schuetz.

The was lucky to get a test ride. 18 were scheduled, and the sign-up filled up quickly.

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“We had people before the expo (at 9 a.m.) here to sign up for the drives,” said Missy director of wellness at Illinois and coordinator of the expo.

The town of recently received the first two of electric vehicles that has promised to have for sale by 2014. Geoff Fruin, assistant city manager, some may trickle in by the end of the year, but likely they will arriving in March 2012.

The i MiEV electric car on display is very close to what consumers will have a at purchasing. Fruin said the version will be a “little due to different safety standards in the States.  Batteries can be charged to 80 capacity in 30 minutes, and the car can travel up to 85 between charges.

Smock said public on sustainability and ecology has grown in her 21 years at the school. But she said the misconception people have is they cannot make a

“I think sometimes people an individual perspective don’t they can make a difference. But person who makes a personal can still make a huge said Smock. She pointed to as an individual effort that up to big benefits for the environment.

The expo also featured on nutrition, exercise and gardening in to special seminars on renewable strategies, cutting one’s footprint and raising chickens. was even bicycle valet for those not wanting to drive to the

Smock said the event, by Illinois Wesleyan University and the Action Center in Normal, more than 2,000

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