California Gov. Teams With Rapper Xzibit & 'Pimps' A Ride


Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger teamed up with rapper Xzibit to "pimp"

a '65 Chevy Impala on an upcoming episode of MTV's hit show Pimp My Ride. Schwarzenegger,

Mad Mike and the crew of Pimp My Ride give the Impala an ecological make

over on the show's season premiere, which takes place on Earth Day (Apr. 22)."I

would like to thank MTV and the entire Pimp My Ride crew for shining the

spotlight on the importance of alternative fuels and the fight against global

warming," Governor Schwarzenegger said in a statement. "I am very encouraged

by the great potential in converting vehicles to run on biodiesel as a way to

reduce greenhouse gas emissions," said Governor Schwarzenegger. "I am

pleased that the power of MTV's message will reach an audience throughout California

and the nation to reinforce the benefits of alternative-fuel vehicles and protecting

our environment."The

special edition features the Impala getting an 800 horsepower Duramax diesel engine

that will run on biodiesel fuel, educating viewers during the show about the benefits

of ecological friendly cars. "What

better way to celebrate the anniversary of our Break the Addiction campaign than

pimping the environment with a pro like Governor Schwarzenegger - a powerful voice

in the fight against climate change," added Christina Norman, President,

MTV. "During the past year, we've reached millions, giving our audience the

tools they want to make changes in their own lives. The state of our environment

is one of the most critical issues facing our audience today and we're honored

that we can inspire and educate even more as we celebrate Earth Day with this

special Pimp My Ride event."Pimp

My Ride premieres Apr. 22, on Earth Day.