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Electric vehicle plug-in day coming to Church Street Marketplace Saturday

Church Street in Burlington will be turned into a showcase for the latest in electric vehicle technology this coming Saturday. Drive Electric Vermont, a partnership to promote electric vehicle ownership in the state, is sponsoring Plug-In Day to increase public awareness of electric vehicles as an affordable, safe, and reliable transportation option for many Vermonters.

The event will take place on Saturday, September 28, from 11am – 2pm, on Church Street. It is free and open to the public.

Situated in front of City Hall and stretching up the block, Plug-In Day will feature electric vehicles on display from a number of local dealers, including Burlington Mitsubishi, Freedom Nissan, Heritage Automotive, and Shearer Chevrolet. There will also be a number of organizations on site showcasing electric vehicle charging equipment and much more. Also on display will be a pair of cutting-edge Tesla electric vehicles (both a Roadster and a Model S).

The event will kick off with a brief press conference at which a number of state and local leaders will be announcing two new financing initiatives to support the spread of electric vehicles in Vermont. The press conference will take place at 11:00am in front of City Hall.

Press conference details:

WHO:
State Treasurer Beth Pearce
Mayor Miro Weinberger
State Rep. Diane Lanpher
Dept. of Public Service Deputy Commissioner Darren Springer
Karen Glitman, Director of Transportation, VEIC
Representative from the Ministry of Quebec
Jo Bradley, Executive Director, Vermont Economic Development Authority
WHAT:
Announcement of new financing initiatives to support electric vehicles
WHERE:
Church Street Marketplace in front of City Hall
WHEN:
Saturday, September 28, 11:00am

 

 

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