TUCSON PLUGS IN 2012 is the southern Arizona element of NATIONAL PLUG IN DAY (NPID) 2012, the 2nd annual electric vehicle (EV) awareness celebration sponsored nationally by Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association. Many cities and municipality across the United States will simultaneously host NPID events this year and, as with 2011’s inaugural kick-off, Tucson will again be front and center in this effort.
This year, TUCSON PLUGS IN is pleased to collaborate with the historic Arizona Inn, located at 2200 E. Elm St. in mid-town Tucson. The Arizona Inn has recently witnessed the installation of eight Ecotality Blink Level 2 EVSEs on its property, thus showing a unique local commitment for wider EV adoption. Four of these EVSEs, located on the corner of N. Olsen Ave. and E. Lee St., will provide the specific location for our activities. The date for TUCSON PLUGS IN 2012, as mentioned above, is Sunday, September 23. The general public is invited to attend for free that day from 9:00AM to 1:00PM.
TUCSON PLUGS IN is largely composed of members belonging to TEVA2, the 2nd formal incarnation of the Tucson Electric Vehicle Association, whose origins in the promotion electric vehicles in southern Arizona dates back to the 1980s.
TUCSON PLUG IN is also excited to have the Pima Association of Governments Clean Cities Coalition join us as a partner for our 2012 NPID celebration. In cooperation with the United States Department of Energy, P.A.G. Clean Cities has worked diligently in recent years to help establish a modern public EV charging infrastructure in Tucson. Thanks to their efforts, Tucson is now ranked 8th in the nation in terms public Electric Vehicle Service Equipment (EVSE) installation density in relation to population.
Please bookmark this web page and check back regularly for the latest updated information pertaining to TUCSON PLUGS IN 2012. We anticipate a cross section of local auto dealers who sell EVs and
private EV owners (representing both factory purchased vehicles and
home-converted examples) to display their cars, allowing participants to
get up close, ask questions and learn more about these vehicles. We are
also soliciting the participation of local and regional businesses,
non-profits and other organizations that cater to EV interests. A
complete list of participants will be available here shortly.
Electric cars provide an eminently practical personal transportation option that is both environmentally responsible and energy independent. Tucson, with its broad surface streets and dedication to the development of renewable energy - especially solar photovoltaic - is particularly well suited to witness increased use and deployment of EVs.
Mark this information on your calendar . . .
TUCSON PLUGS IN 2012 / NATIONAL PLUG IN DAY
September 23, 2012, 9:00AM to 1:00PM
The Arizona Inn, at the EVSE installation
on the corner of N. Olsen Ave. and E. Lee St..
Admission is free.
For additional information please contact Benjamin Nead at . . .
Or Colleen Crowninshield at . . .
And please visit our page on Plug In America's web site!