ROANOKE, Va. -

The Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team of Virginia Tech and Virginia Clean Cities are hosting an alternative fuel vehicle car show featuring the latest hybrid and electric vehicle models on the market.

The event happens on Saturday, March 29th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on top of the Church Avenue parking garage in downtown Roanoke.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.

Here's more information from the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team of Virginia Tech:

This will give the Roanoke community the opportunity to compare these new makes and models side-by-side. The event is intended to raise awareness of advanced vehicle technologies and increase buyer consideration of alternative fuel vehicles.

All Roanoke area car dealerships and Roanoke New River Valley community members are welcome to bring their alternative fuel vehicles to showcase at the event. Contact Josh Beckner (below) for details.

HEVT will have its two series-parallel plug-in hybrid vehicles on display. Virginia Clean Cities will bring a compressed natural gas vehicle as well as a solar-powered generator to display.

Those bringing vehicles to showcase should plan to arrive between 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

The mayor of Roanoke (or someone from his office), HEVT, and Virginia Clean Cities will all make addresses at the 11 a.m. program. Various media outlets are expected to cover the event throughout the day.