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USA: Long Islanders To Showcase Electric Vehicles On “National Plug In Day

At Sunday event, Long Islanders will glimpse the future of ground transportation – reliable, non-polluting and low operating cost plug-in vehicles

(Long Island, NY) Dozens of electric vehicle drivers and enthusiasts will get together to highlight the fun, clean-air benefits, and cost-savings of electric cars next Sunday as part of the second annual National Plug In Day. Car dealers will be showcasing their latest plug-in vehicles, and owners of such vehicles will be there to tell how they traded the gas pump for electric plug.

Plug-in vehicles by Nissan, GM, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Ford, Honda, and others will be available for ride-and-drives, and EV chargers and other products will be on display. Solar panel installers will be there to show how people can “power their cars from the sun.”

Long Island’s event is one of more than 60 across the country where electric vehicle owners and interested citizens from Maui to New York will participate in electric car parades, “tailpipe-free” tailgate parties, awards to leaders promoting EV-readiness, launches of new public EV charging stations, and other events.

For more event details, visit: http://www.lipluginday.org/

WHAT: Private Electric Vehicle owners to show community members how much fun it is to drive an electric vehicle! EV owners will offer either rides or test drives to interested parties.

WHEN: Sunday, September, 23, 2012; 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

WHERE: Sun-Vet Mall, Northwest corner of Sunrise Highway and Veterans Highway, Holbrook, NY.

WHO: Long Island Sierra Club and Greater New York Electric Auto Association are organizing the Long Island event. Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association are national organizers. Local sponsors also include: LIPA (Long Island Power Authority); Action Long Island; Sustainability Institute at Molloy College; Farmingdale State University SUNY; LIMBA (Long Island Metro Business Association); Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition; Healthy Planet; Renewable Energy Long Island (reLI).

About Plug In America
Plug In America is leading the nation’s plug-in vehicle movement. The nonprofit organization works to accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity to reduce our nation’s dependence on petroleum and improve the global environment. We drive electric. You can, too. www.pluginamerica.org.

About the Sierra Club
The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization It has 1.4 million members, supporters and volunteers (with approximately 6,000 on Long Island), and has chapters in all 50 states. The Sierra Club’s national electric vehicles campaign advocates for a switch to EVs as one important way to reduce emissions and cut our addiction to oil. www.sierraclub.org/electric-vehicles.

About the Electric Auto Association
The Electric Auto Association, formed in 1967, is a nonprofit educational organization with 75 chapters worldwide that promotes the advancement and widespread adoption of electric vehicles. www.electricauto.org.
Source longislandexchange.com

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