National Plug In Day to Debut on North Shore
WHO: Honolulu Clean Cities, Electric Vehicle Auto Association, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, General Motors, Hawaii State Energy Office, Hawaiian Electric Company, Mitsubishi Motors, OpConnect LLC, Plug In America, Sierra Club, and the Green Energy Outlet
WHEN: Sunday, October 16, 2011 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:Haleiwa Farmers’ Market- Corner of Jospeh P. Leong Bypass & Kamehameha Hwy. From Haleiwa Town on the North Shore of Oahu, the market is just past the Haleiwa Beach Park parking lot. The following website has a direct link to google maps- http://haleiwafarmersmarket.com/haleiwa.html
WHAT: National Plug In Day, a nationwide observance drawing attention to the benefits of plug-in electric vehicles, will be held at Haleiwa Farmers’ Market. The event will coincide with events in at least 20 cities across the country, including Honolulu.
DETAILS: New electric chargers and plug-in vehicles by General Motors, Mitsubishi and Nissan, as well as the latest electric vehicle charging technology will be on display. To demonstrate the range of electric vehicles, many owners will drive their vehicles from Honolulu to Haleiwa.
Electric vehicles will play a large role in Hawaii’s clean energy future. Their widespread adoption could significantly reduce the millions of gallons of imported oil Hawaii brings in each year.
About Honolulu Clean Cities:
Honolulu Clean Cities (HCC) is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization and was designated by the US Department of Energy as the 38th Clean City in August of 1995. HCC is working to advance the energy, economic, and environmental security of Hawaii by supporting adoption of practices that reduce the use of petroleum in the transportation sector. HCC provides tools and resources, educates the public, works with fleets, and brings together members of the public and private sectors to reduce the state’s petroleum use. HCC offers national data and information, and online and mobile applications, cost calculators, and vehicle comparison tools to help fleets and individuals switch to alternative fuels and vehicles.