NEWS ADVISORY: Driving Change: National Drive Electric Week Event Saturday, Sept 12 | American Lung Association

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NEWS ADVISORY: Driving Change: National Drive Electric Week Event Saturday, Sept 12

(September 10, 2015) - DENVER, CO

WHAT:  

Curious about plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)? The instant torque and acceleration can take your breath away, while the lack of exhaust will make everyone breathe easier. Try one of over 20 new PEV models at National Drive Electric Week! National Drive Electric Week  is an annual event to raise awareness and support for plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) from September 12 -20, 2015.  

Event attendees will experience the latest PEV models available to them through test drives and showcase opportunities. The events provide a sales-neutral environment where people don’t feel pressured to buy and can simply enjoy the thrill of driving electric. Attendees will be able to interact with relevant organizations and current PEV owners who can answer questions about available tax credits, vehicle performance, charging options, and anything regarding PEVs in Colorado. Events are taking place in Littleton, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Longmont, Loveland, and more. For a full list of events in Colorado visit the National Drive Electric Week website. Media opportunities include ride and drives, a wealth of B-roll footage, and interviews with PEV drivers and private businesses that are creating jobs and cleaner air in Colorado. 

Available vehicles for showcase and/or test drive include: 

BMW I3
Tesla Model S
Chevy Volt
Nissan Leaf
1973 EV VW BUG
Zapino Low Power Scooter

WHEN:  Saturday, September 12, 2015 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Colorado Springs - Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

WHO:
General public
Car enthusiasts
Relevant clean-air and environmental organizations
PEV owners

Media Contact:
Kyle Lisek, Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coordinator  |  American Lung Association in Colorado
P: 303-847-0271 E: KLisek@Lungs.org

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About Southern Colorado Clean Cities

The Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition is a program funded by the Department of Energy and administered by the American Lung Association in Colorado. The goal of the Southern Colorado Clean Cities Coalition is to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector. Through a variety of programs focused on alternative fuels and vehicles, hybrids, fuel economy, vehicle efficiencies as well as idle reduction equipment and technologies, the Clean Cities portfolio contributes to cleaner air and improved lung health. 

About National Drive Electric Week

Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association are national organizers teaming up with local groups across the country and abroad to hold events for National Drive Electric Week. National sponsors include the Nissan LEAF and Schneider EVlink. Tens of thousands of people in some 100 U.S. cities will rally to raise awareness of plug-in vehicles for the fourth annual National Drive Electric Week. These drivers will be able to experience the quiet, clean thrill of plug-in vehicles firsthand while learning about cost-savings, national security and clean-air benefits.

About the American Lung Association in Colorado

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.

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