September 20, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

National Plug-In Day Encourages Alternative Cars

The City of Springfield and City Utilities are among the sponsors of an event Saturday to create awareness about the benefits of alternative cars.

The local celebration of National Plug In Day, will take place as part of the annual ANPAC Car Show for Kids. The event is located on the ANPAC parking lot at Corporate Centre at 1945 East Sunshine and runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $5.

A variety of alternative vehicles, electric charging stations, and experts will be on hand to demonstrate and educate. Also included arenatural gas and propane powered vehicles in addition to PEV’s (plug in electric vehicles) and HEV’s (hybrid electric vehicles).

National Plug In Day is sponsored by the Sierra Club, the Electric Auto Association, and Plug In America.

More information is available at www.pluginday.org including the chance to register in a drawing for a free iPad.

Media contacts: Robert Dyche, gtoservices@hotmail.com, 417-818-5530; City Utilities of Springfield: Joel Alexander, Manager – Communications, joel.alexander@cityutilities.net, 417-831-8902; City of Springfield Department of Environmental Services: Barbara J. Lucks, Interim Sustainability Officer, blucks@springfieldmo.gov, 417-864-2005.

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Environmental Resource Center • 290 E. Central St. • Springfield, MO 65801
Springfield, Missouri 65802 • 417-864-1904 • springfieldmo.gov