by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes, People.

snipshot_bx1a4l51gncs.jpg It’s been a bit of an uphill climb to find any news on what green vehicles celebrities took to the Oscars as part of Global Green’s Red Carpet/Green Cars campaign. That being said, here’s what we know….and we’ll be sure to update this as more comes in…

>>The Tesla Roadster: We’re still not sure who had the privilege of riding in this vehicle. One site claims that there were 30 of the two-seater Teslas available on Oscar night. We’re going to say that they probably got their numbers mixed up.

>>The Hydrogen-Powered BMW 7: According to Autobloggreen, Davis Guggenheim, director of the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, arrived in this dual/gasoline vehicle. When both fuels are used together, the BMW 7 can get about 400 miles in between fill-ups. Not bad. On the hydrogen-only level, it has a range of 125 miles. Nice looking car, too.

>>The Plug-in Prius: We can confirm that Leonardo DiCaprio arrived in one of these converted Hybrids–which contain more powerful batteries and can get over 100mpg. Many believe that such exposure is a precursor to Toyota’s next incarnation of the Prius; expected to hit the Geneva Auto Show next month.

>>Standard Hybrid: I can’t confirm this for real, but did Al Gore just show up in a standard Prius? The only pics I saw have him and Tipper standing next to a black Prius. Anyone?

Of course, also included in the Global Green fleet were clean diesel, and ethanol-powered vehicles as well as the all-electric ZAP cars and other models. We’ll have to wait until more information leaks in on who exactly took a ZAP to the carpet. Should be interesting. Stay tuned.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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