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Mount Washington Auto Road to host largest gathering of alternative-energy based vehicles in North America

Reposted from the Manchester Union Leader

By JOHN KOZIOL

A Sparrow II, a single passenger, zero-emissions, all-electric vehicle perches atop Mount Washington following its climb up the Mount Washington Auto Road during the 2013 Alt Energy Summit. The summit returns to the Auto Road on Sept. 13 and 14. (COURTESY)

A Sparrow II, a single passenger, zero-emissions, all-electric vehicle perches atop Mount Washington following its climb up the Mount Washington Auto Road during the 2013 Alt Energy Summit. The summit returns to the Auto Road on Sept. 13 and 14. (COURTESY)

GREEN’S GRANT – As all-electric cars become increasingly common, their popularity can be credited in part to events such as the Alt Energy Summit, which next month is hoping to bring the largest field of alternative-energy based vehicles in North America to the Mount Washington Auto Road, according to its organizers.

Founded in 1975, the Alt Energy Summit went dormant in recent years but was “rebooted” in 2013 and returns again this year on Sept 13 and 14 under the direction of Ted Dillard, a Boston-area writer, photographer and businessman who expects as many as 100 alternative-energy vehicles to be on hand.To be held rain or shine, the free event will feature a parade up the Auto Road as well as workshops for inventors and the public to educate both groups about the variety of alternate-fueled vehicles already out there and to inspire them to build – or buy – one.

National event

This year’s summit, said Dillard from his Dedham, Mass., home, will serve to kick off the New England celebrations of National Drive Electric Week. The New Hampshire Electric Cooperative is the presenting sponsor of the summit, which boasts major manufacturers, electric vehicle associations, industry suppliers and individual “makers.”

Read more at the Manchester Union Leader, at This Link.

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