Sep 25 2013
3rd Annual Clean-Car Celebration Long Beach – National Plug In Day @pluginamerica @NatlPlugInDay #NPID2013
 

3rd Annual National Plug In Day is September 28 – 29, 2013

“60 Minutes” confirmed for NPID Long Beach!

WHO: Long Beach Vice Mayor Robert Garcia, California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White, actor/environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr., Plug In America co-founder Paul Scott, Adopt a Charger executive director Kitty Adams, Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, alternative-fuel vehicle advocate Chelsea Sexton.

WHERE: South Parking Lot, California State University, Office of the Chancellor, 401 Golden Shore St., Long Beach, CA, 90802.

COST: Event admission and all activities are free. FREE PARKING FOR ALL VISITORS.

We are up to 95 cities! Our event in Long Beach is shaping up to be the biggest, and just today, “60 Minutes” confirmed they will be shooting at our event starting at 9:00!

The press conference is scheduled for 10:00, so if you can make it by 9:00, that would be best. We want to have a very big crowd for “60 Minutes” and for the press conference. If you can’t make it early, please still come and bring all your friends who haven’t yet experienced the power of these great cars.

We’ll have examples of virtually all the EVs available. Several Model S Teslas will be giving test drives/rides. You don’t want to miss that.

Ever wanted to ride a Zero or Brammo motorcycle in a safe environment? I’m loving my Zero!

We have a DJ, a raffle with some pretty nice prizes food trucks and more.

Nissan is our national sponsor, so they’ll be there in force. They are also giving us the use of their fast charger, so you’ll be able to get a quick charge. Here are some other fast chargers at area Nissan dealers:

Cerritos

Connell

Tustin

Glendale

Downtown LA

South Bay

Fontana

Carson

Universal City

San Diego

Mossy Oceanside

Mossy Poway

Mossy Kearney Mesa

The LADWP has another free fast charger in the parking lot of 1230 3rd St. just a block and a half west of the 110 freeway. No fob required, just plug it in and push start. You can find lots of Level 2 all over town. See recargo.com <http://recargo.com> .

Media Contacts:

Zan Dubin Scott (310) 383-0956

CSU Chancellor’s Office: Erik Fallis (562) 477-7317

TEST DRIVE ELECTRIC CARS FOR FREE DURING NATIONAL PLUG IN DAY SPONSORED BY SMART USA IN LONG BEACH

3rd Annual Clean-Car Celebration, to be Observed in 90 Cities Nationwide, in Mexico, Holland & Canada, Includes Unveiling of Free EV Chargers in Long Beach

WHAT: To celebrate National Plug In Day, the public will test drive an array of zero- and low-emission electric vehicles (EV) along a portion of the famous route taken by Formula One drivers in the Long Beach Grand Prix. The Sept. 28 event, sponsored by smart USA, is projected to draw at least 500 attendees to the California State University Chancellor’s Office area in Long Beach. It will be one of some 90 National Plug In Day events, expected to draw thousands coast-to-coast, highlighting the clean-air benefits, cost-savings and thrill of driving EVs.

The event will feature the dedication of three 240-volt EV charging stations. The new Level 2 chargers were donated by Google with installation and free electricity sponsored by smart USA. The chargers will be made available for public use at no cost. The City of Long Beach will issue a proclamation naming Sept. 28 National Plug In Day in honor of the late Doug Korthof, an EV advocate, Cal State Long Beach alumnus and faculty member.

Media and the public may test drive these all-electric or plug-in hybrid electric cars along a scenic 2.5-mile loop around the bay at Golden Shore: Tesla Model S, the all-new smart Electric Drive, Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt, Bartel’s Brammo, Fiat 500e, and Honda Accord Plug In.

The selection of the CSU Chancellor’s Office as host site fits within the university system’s ongoing efforts toward sustainability <http://www.calstate.edu/cpdc/sustainability/> . This includes installation of solar power on 13 campuses and 39 buildings with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design <http://www.usgbc.org/leed>  certification.

Visit the National Plug In Day website <http://pluginday.org/>  for additional city-by-city locations and details.

SCHEDULE/VISUALS: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

* ·      Advance coverage – Photos and video of EVs with attendees of National Plug In Day 2012

* ·      8:00-9:30 a.m. ­- Live remotes welcome, pre-event interviews with Plug In America & CSU spokespersons

* ·      10:00 a.m. through 10:30 a.m. – Press conference and ribbon cutting (speakers below)

* ·      10:30 a.m. – First test-drives of vehicles listed above

* ·      10:30 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. – EV test-drives of vehicles listed above, ride-along available, DJ and giveaways

WHO: Long Beach Vice Mayor Robert Garcia, California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White, actor/environmentalist Ed Begley, Jr., Plug In America co-founder Paul Scott, Adopt a Charger executive director Kitty Adams, Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, alternative-fuel vehicle advocate Chelsea Sexton.

WHERE: South Parking Lot, California State University, Office of the Chancellor, 401 Golden Shore St., Long Beach, CA, 90802.

COST: Event admission and all activities are free. FREE PARKING FOR ALL VISITORS.

SPONSORS: Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association are national organizers of National Plug In Day, teaming with local groups across the country to stage events. Plug In America and Adopt a Charger organized the Long Beach event, whose lead sponsor is smart USA. Other sponsors: California State University, Office of the Chancellor; Nissan LEAF; Bartel’s Brammo; Zero Motorcycles; Toyota; Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power; American Honda; Verengo Solar; Fiat; Aquarium of the Pacific; Clipper Creek; GM/Chevy Dealership; Pedego; The Queen Mary.

About Plug In America: Plug In America is leading the nation’s plug-in vehicle movement. The nonprofit organization works to accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity to reduce our nation’s dependence on petroleum and improve the global environment. We drive electric. You can, too. www.pluginamerica.org <http://www.pluginamerica.org/> .

About the Sierra Club: The Sierra Club is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization with 1.4 million members and supporters and chapters in all 50 states.  The Sierra Club’s national electric vehicles campaign advocates for a switch to EVs as one important way to reduce emissions and cut our addiction to oil.  www.sierraclub.org/electric-vehicles <http://www.sierraclub.org/electric-vehicles> .

About the Electric Auto Association: The Electric Auto Association, formed in 1967, is a nonprofit educational organization with 75 chapters worldwide that promotes the advancement and widespread adoption of electric vehicles. www.electricauto.org <http://www.electricauto.org/> .

About Adopt a Charger: Adopt a Charger, a nonprofit organization, accelerates the widespread adoption of plug-in vehicles through proliferation of public, fee-free electric car chargers, which are “adopted” by sponsors. These sponsors include corporations, organizations and individuals who donate funds to install and maintain EV chargers in parks, museums, beaches and other widely used public places. http://adoptacharger.org/

About the California State University: The California State University <http://www.calstate.edu/>  is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, approximately 437,000 students and 44,000 faculty and staff. The CSU awards about 96,000 degrees annually and since its creation in 1961 has conferred nearly 2.8 million. The CSU is renowned for the quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces. The mission of the CSU is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California. Connect with and learn more about the CSU at CSU Social Media <http://blogs.calstate.edu/> . Show how the CSU matters to you and take action <http://www.calstate.edu/takeaction/>

Nissan LEAF NISMO RC

Designed to make you think differently about the future of motorsports, the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC (Racing Competition) is a purpose-built, all-electric race car powered by 48 compact Lithium-ion battery modules. One look at this vehicle and you can see much of LEAF’s unique character lines from its long, up-sloping headlights to its signature LED taillights.

Performance: NISMO Brand

Combining the talents of NISMO, Nissan’s world renowned motorsports group, and engineers behind some of the company’s Super GT and FIA GT1 race teams, the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC serves as a rolling laboratory for the accelerated development of EV and aerodynamic systems, as well as a platform for the development of new green motorsports series.

Technology: Environment

It doesn’t have an engine, uses no gasoline, goes 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.85 seconds and has a top speed of 93 miles per hour. This Nissan LEAF is a 100% electric, zero emissions, track-ready race car with a running time of around 20 minutes under racing conditions.

Zan Dubin Scott

Communications Director

Plug In America

O:  (310) 392-1130  C:  (310) 383-0956

F:  (310) 392-1318

http://www.pluginamerica.org

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