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Plug In Day: Tucson | Tucson Plugs In 2011

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 10:45am - 1:00pm

TUCSON PLUGS IN 2011 is being presented as part of NATIONAL PLUG IN DAY - Sunday, October 16, 2011 - in conjunction with Plug In America, The Electric Auto Association and The Sierra Club. It's an electric car parade through the streets of Tucson that is designed to promote a pollution-free and energy-independent automotive alternative for southern Arizona.

TUCSON PLUGS IN 2011 is one component of a larger, nationwide electric vehicle (EV) awareness campaign - NATIONAL PLUG IN DAY - that will be taking place simultaneously in almost 20 cities across the nation.

Organizers of TUCSON PLUGS IN 2011, in collaboration with several local EV owners groups, will assemble 25 electric cars for the parade, representing a variety of makes, models and vintages: from historic antiques, to the latest production models and owner-modified custom car creations.

TUCSON PLUGS IN 2011 begins at the EV charging terminals of Bookman's Entertainment Exchange, 1930 E, Grant Road (southeast corner of Grant and Campbell,) on Sunday, October 16 at around 10:45AM. An introductory public address and official “send off” (guest speakers yet to be announced) will get things underway.

At 11:00AM, the 25 EVs will leave Bookman's and proceed south, around the northern perimeter of the University of Arizona Campus, along the 4th Avenue Trolley route and into the historic downtown (please refer to the PARADE ROUTE MAP for exact details.)

Shortly before 12:00 Noon, the EV caravan will arrive as guests of The Tucson Meet Yourself (TMY) festival as we circumnavigate the proceedings in front of what is anticipated to be a large gathering of spectators.  TMY organizers are then planning to host the TUCSON PLUGS IN 2011 EV collection on the top floor of the Pennington Street Parking Garage, underneath the large array of phot voltaic (PV) solar panels. Here, the general public and festival goers will have an opportunity to converse with vehicle owners for the remainder of the afternoon, as well as learn more about how EVs will play an important role in Tucson's clean transportation future.

Pre-registration of vehicles wishing to participate is mandatory.

Vehicle registration, media interview opportunities and public inquiries regarding further details of TUCSON PLUGS IN 2011 can be directed to . . .

Benjamin Nead / TUCSON PLUGS IN 2011 Event Coordinator / (520) 624-7870

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Bookman's Entertainment Exchange
1930 E, Grant Road
Tucson, AZ
United States

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