Orange County Government, Florida
Alan Marshall, Public Information Officer, Environmental Protection Division
(407) 836-1412 or Alan.Marshall@ocfl.net
09 September 2014
National Drive Electric Day – Plug-in Vehicle Showcase and Test Drive Central

Central Florida – Catch the latest buzz on electric transportation and get charged-up during this year’s exciting electric vehicle showcase and test drive. Over 100 cities nationwide will be hosting similar events to promote cleaner, quieter, economical and highly efficient vehicles.

Vehicle Exhibits – Check out the latest Electric Vehicles (EVs) on the market and hear from industry experts and vehicle owners about the joy and efficiency of driving an EV. With nearly zero maintenance costs, driving an EV may be right for you.

Charging Stations – Learn about Level 1, 2 and DC Fast Charging in Central Florida. There are over 300 public charging stations within 70 miles of downtown Orlando.

Rides and Drives – EV test drives will be available from many dealers, so prepare to take a ride around Lake Triplet Park.

The Central Florida Drive Electric Day event is free and made possible by a partnership between Orange County, The City of Orlando, Get Ready Central Florida, Metroplan Orlando, Sierra Club of Central Florida, the Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition, Duke Energy and the Orlando Utilities Commission.

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Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lake Concord Park, 95 Triplet Lake Dr., Casselberry Florida (Casselberry City Hall)
For more information, please visit the Drive Electric Week website.

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