Electric vehicle tour to stop in Toledo June 6

June 5, 2012 | Events, UToday
By Staff

Green Energy Ohio (GEO) will roll into Toledo Wednesday, June 6, during its first-ever electric vehicle road trip around the state.

The public is invited to attend free electric vehicle and green energy educational workshops from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The University of Toledo Scott Park Campus of Energy and Innovation.

The trip will cover 534 miles in an electric vehicle charged using green energy. GEO and Clean Fuels Ohio are partnering to make the tour a reality with Delphi Automotive sponsoring the trek, which also will stop in Columbus, Cincinnati, Warren and Cleveland.

Greg Kuss, Electric Vehicle Tour del Sol Chevy Volt driver, and Bill Spratley, CEO of SolarVision and executive director of GEO, will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. on the Scott Park Campus of Energy and Innovation in parking area 22 in the shadow of a 100-foot wind turbine next to an electric car charging station and within sight of a 1.12-megawatt solar array.

The workshop will start at 11 a.m. and explain how electric vehicles are charged using renewable energy. Tour stops were selected based on locations powered by solar and wind using the renewable energy and feature electric vehicle charging stations.

UT’s Scott Park Campus of Energy and Innovation serves as a hands-on alternative energy laboratory for teaching, research and demonstration, as well as to generate energy and reduce the University’s carbon footprint.

Those who wish to learn more about electric vehicles are asked to register for the free workshop, lunch at noon and forum at 1 p.m. at www.eventbrite.com/event/3605872261.

In addition, ride and drive opportunities will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m.

GEO is a nonprofit organization that promotes economically and environmentally sustainable energy policies and practices in Ohio. Learn more here.

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