Electric Vehicle (EV) ride-and-drive event Friday in Uptown

April 24, 2014 2:40 pm

What: Electric Vehicle (EV) ride-and-drive event

Who: Envision Charlotte, Duke Energy and Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition

When: Friday, April 25

Where: Levine Avenue of the Arts
Uptown Charlotte

Cars: Nissan LEAF
Ford C-MAX Energi
Ford Fusion Energi
Chevy Volt
BMW i3

Envision Charlotte, Duke Energy and Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition have teamed up to provide an opportunity for Charlotteans to experience driving an electric vehicle (EV) first-hand with a ride-and-drive event this Friday in Uptown Charlotte. Those interested in test drives are encouraged to reserve a spot by clicking here. Experts will be on-hand to answer questions and provide information about EVs, which are a more energy efficient and environmentally-friendly alternative to gas-powered vehicles.

About Envision Charlotte

Envision Charlotte is a unique public-private partnership that leverages sustainability for economic growth as a model for all communities.  Envision Charlotte believes environmental sustainability, when combined with a pro-business approach benefits the regional economy and is achieved through perpetual, formal stewardship of defined resources in the environment in the areas of energy, water, air and waste. The vision of Envision Charlotte is to become a global model of environmental sustainability for measurable community and economic results.

Envision Charlotte and its model programs have won industry awards and been the subject of national media campaigns, news articles and a Harvard Business School case study. For more information, please visit www.envisioncharlotte.com.

About the Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition

The Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition (CCFC) has been in existence sin the Greater Charlotte region for over 10 years and was designated in April of 2004 as a US Department of Energy Clean Cities program. The Coalition is made up of local, regional, and state government agencies, private companies, non-profit organizations, and interested individuals who are dedicated to reducing petroleum dependence, improving air quality, and expanding alternative fuel technology. For more information visit www.4cleanfuels.com.

About Duke Energy Corporation

Duke Energy Corporation is an energy company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. Its regulated utility operations serve 7.2 million electric retail customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest, representing a population of approximately 21 million people. Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available on the Internet at: www.duke-energy.com.

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