"pimp My Ride" Goes Green on Earth Day

By: Gertrude

In conjunction with the Earth Day celebration, MTV together with the "Pimp My Ride" crew will prove that going green can be cool especially with a little help from friendly California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. As part of the special Earth Day episode of MTV that will be aired on April 22 at 1 pm ET/PT, Governor Schwarzenegger will visit Xzibit, Mad Mike and the rest of "Pimp My Ride" crew at G.A.S. short for Galpin Auto Sports where they try to pimp a 65 Chevy Impala to give it a never before seen ecological alteration.

The main objective of the "Pimp My Ride" crew is to show that it is possible to combine power and eco-preservation, thanks to partners at Galpin, Imperium Renewables, General Motors and others sponsors. The Impala is going to be equipped with an 800 horsepower diesel engine that will run on biodiesel converting it into one ultra clean machine.

The special "Pimp My Ride" episode is going to be aired as part of the thinkMTV year long campaign with theme "Break the Addiction" which hopes to empower, engage, and educate the millions of young people to make smart, everyday choices that will help improve their lives and at the same reduce the impact of climate change and preserve the environment.

The episode will also be telecast on MTV2 and MTV Tr3s, and will appear on MTV as the kick-off of a "Pimp My Ride" Sneak Peek marathon featuring all new episodes of the MTV hit series starting at 1 pm ET/PT on April 22, Sunday.

For the special edition of "Pimp My Ride" fans will get to know Kristoffer from North Hollywood, CA who has more than his fair share of car trouble with his 1965 Chevy Impala. He will get the biggest surprise of his life once Xzibit pays him a visit and takes his car to G.A.S. for some ultimate ecological transformation. Beau together with Mad Mike and the rest of the G.A.S. team has put together the plan that will include installing a monster 800 horsepower diesel engine that will run on biodiesel.

Fans should never fail to watch the step by step transformation of the 1965 Impala plus they should also join Mad Mike as he visits the guys at Imperium Renewables to learn exactly how alternative fuels are produced and used. One of the highlights of the Impala transformation is the testing part on which it will be made to compete against a Lamborghini Gallardo in the ultimate test of power and performance.

Governor Schwarzenegger personally visits G.A.S. to help with the final touches and provide his own eco-ideas to the car. Once the transformation and testing are finished and after the Governor gives his blessing to the new eco-friendly Impala it will then be presented to Kristoffer who will definitely get jolted once he saw his new pimped ride.

Galpin Auto Sports, the garage of "Pimp My Ride", takes going green to an all-new level and their dedication to protecting our planet dates back to 1979 when Galpin Motors began turning fleets of gasoline engine vehicles to run on methanol and opened the nation's first dealers to sell Ford flexible fuel vehicles.

The world's largest automaker and producer of quality and , General Motors have also helped with the restoration of the 1965 Chevy Impala. General Motors has supplied the Impala with the efficient and powerful Duramax diesel engine which is also found on the latest Chevrolet and GMC trucks. The Duramax diesel engine is one of the cleanest diesel engines ever produced.

General Motors has focused on reducing the environmental impact of its vehicles as well as promote energy diversity with the development of advanced fuel-saving technologies for the conventional vehicle which includes the use of biofuels like E85 ethanol and biodiesel as well as the development of electrically-driven vehicles like hybrids, fuel cells, and those that can be powered by lithium. The world's largest automaker has also improved its auto parts including those of its components to make even its trucks eco-friendly.

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