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Date: Sep 17, 2012

Ayla Haig
Sustainability Coordinator
Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability


Say “no thanks” to foreign oil dependence and air pollution!

Imagine being able to drive 100 miles without worrying about filling up or being subject to fluctuating gas prices. Electric and hybrid electric vehicle technology is evolving and vehicles are now widely available from major manufacturers. Charging stations are popping up all around Baltimore County and around the United States to eliminate the need to fill up. Baltimore County will be participating in the second annual National Plug In Day for electric vehicles (EV) on September 23rd at the White Marsh Park and Ride.

National Plug in Day was created to help educate the public about the availability of electric vehicles and to bring attention to the existing charging infrastructure. Electric vehicles rely solely on an electric battery instead of gasoline. The electric car uses energy stored in its rechargeable batteries, which can typically charge in hours or less. The car has no direct tailpipe emissions, is energy efficient, and helps shift energy dependence to domestic sources.

Over 20 electric vehicles will be on display and some will be available for test drives including plug-in and hybrid vehicles by Th!nk, GM (Volt), Nissan (Leaf), Ford (C-MAX) and others. Additionally, there will displays (with a focus on green and solar technologies), door prizes, and a citation presented by Baltimore County.
     
The event will be held on Sunday, September, 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the White Marsh Park and Ride located at 8490 Honeygo Blvd, White Marsh, MD 21236. Presentations will occur at 11 p.m. Capitol Fisker will be stopping by the event with a Fisker Karma (the world’s first luxury electric vehicle) from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. All other ride & drive vehicles will be available for the entire event.

The event is free and open to the public. If you are interested in attending, please register for the event or contact Ayla Haig with questions. For more information about the national event, you can check out the National Plug In website.

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