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IAC Sunderland offers opportunity to see and drive Nissan hydrogen car

Attendees to the International Automotive Conference (IAC) Sunderland – the UK's leading professional automotive conference, taking place 10-12 February 2009 – will have the opportunity to test the hydrogen-powered Nissan Almera. With growing pressure to improve the environmental credentials of the next generation of cars, delegates can experience this new technology at first hand at the conference.

Just last year, the standard powered Nissan Almera was converted to run on hydrogen by a team of scientists from the Institute of Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice at the University of Sunderland. In what the team believe is a significant step towards creating a mass-produced green machine, the HyPower Nissan Almera only emits water from its exhaust.

Simon Duval Smith, IAC conference chairman, comments: “The UK's automotive industry is going through challenging times and IAC Sunderland looks set to bring all involved in the sector together to share their vision and look at future trends, such as the environment and alternative fuelled vehicles.

“We're very excited to be able to offer delegates the opportunity to see the HyPower Nissan Almera that has been developed in UK, as well as the chance to have an in-depth tour of the Nissan plant to see each stage of its manufacturing process.”

IAC Sunderland takes place at the Radisson SAS, Durham and is attended by major OEMs, tier one suppliers and logistics service suppliers. This year's event brings together key industry names, including speakers from Ford of Europe, Nissan, Honda, Kia, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz and Bentley.

To book your place, register online at www.iacsunderland.com

For more information on the International Automotive Conference 2009 please contact Rebecca Woods or Richard Postins at Prova on 01926 776900 or email rebeccaw@provapr.co.uk

To register press attendance at the event visit www.iacsunderland.com or email rebeccaw@provapr.co.uk

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