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Aug 21

“EV Week 2013: San Francisco to Silicon Valley” Launches to Spur Bay Area EV Adoption

Charge Across Town Invites Public to Get Behind the Wheel of an EV

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Electric car (Photo credit: pembina.institute)

Charge Across Town is driving forward the adoption of electric vehicles in the Bay Area with “EV Week 2013: San Francisco to Silicon Valley” – a three-city, five-day series of events and activities designed to engage, educate and excite Bay Area drivers about the benefits, ease and accessibility of driving all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Driving towards California Governor Jerry Brown’s goal of getting 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on California’s roadways by 2025, EV Week 2013 is inviting Bay Area drivers – from commuters to car sharers – to get behind the wheel of an EV and become part of the solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by driving greener, cleaner vehicles.

The mayors of San Francisco, Palo Alto and San Jose will kick-off EV Week 2013 in their respective cities, featuring an Electric Vehicle Exposition showcasing the largest selection of new plug-in and all-electric vehicles, the latest EV charging technologies and mobile applications, car and scooter-sharing services, and the chance to experience the EV difference behind the wheel through a robust Ride & Drive program.

EV Week 2013 offers the media compelling visuals for print and broadcast coverage including:

The largest selection of state of the art plug-in and ALL electric vehicles at San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza, Palo Alto City Hall Plaza and San Jose’s Santana Row.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff and San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed will issue proclamations, declaring September 23 – 27 “EV Week 2013”.

Interactive exhibits from PG&E, Honda, Nissan, Ford, Tesla, Chrysler, Zip Car, Scoot Networks, City Car Share, Pandora and others, including leading EV charging technology and mobile application providers.

The first ALL electric scooters and one of the nation’s first mobile solar charging station.

Free EV Ride & Drives along San Francisco’s Embarcadero, around downtown Palo Alto, and on San Jose’s Santana Row.

Schedule of EV Week 2013 Events

Monday, September 23 – San Francisco – Justin Herman Plaza

· 11am – Launch event featuring San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (invited)

· 11am – 1pm – Pandora Party at Justin Herman Plaza

· 11am – 3pm – Test Drive & Rides on the Embarcadero

· 11am – 5pm – EV EXPO featuring educational and interactive exhibits at Justin Herman Plaza

Tuesday, September 24 – San Francisco – Justin Herman Plaza

· 11am – 1pm – Pandora Party at Justin Herman Plaza

· 11am – 3pm – Test Drive & Rides on the Embarcadero

· 11am – 5pm – EV EXPO featuring educational and interactive exhibits at Justin Herman Plaza.

Wednesday, September 25 – Palo Alto City Hall Plaza

· 12pm – Launch event at City Hall Plaza featuring Palo Alto Mayor Scharff

· 12pm – 5pm – Test Drive & Rides around City Hall Plaza

· 12pm – 5pm – EV EXPO featuring educational and interactive exhibits at Palo Alto City Hall Plaza

Thursday, September 26 – San Jose – Santana Row

· 12pm – Launch event at City Hall Plaza featuring San Jose Mayor Reed

· 12pm – 7pm – Test Drive & Rides on Santana Row

· 12pm – 7pm – EV EXPO featuring education & interactive exhibits on Santana Row

· 5:30pm – 7pm – Media/VIP Reception at Tesla Motors.

Friday, September 27 – San Jose – Santana Row

· 12pm – 7pm – Test Drive & Rides on Santana Row

· 12pm – 4pm – EV EXPO featuring educational & interactive exhibits on Santana Row.

Note that Plug-in-America’s National Plug in Day is Sunday, September 29. See http://pluginday.org/about.php for more regional EV events in the Bay Area.

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