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DATE: August 31, 2017
CONTACT: Tim White, (603) 271-5552

New Hampshire Celebrates 6th Annual National Drive Electric Week
Electric Car Exhibit in Concord, NH

Concord, NH – One of four National Drive Electric Week celebrations is planned for Saturday, September 9th, at City Plaza in Concord (in front of the State House). Event organizers including ConVerdant Vehicles, Granite State Clean Cities Coalition, New Hampshire Automobile Dealers Association, Electric Auto Association, Plug-In America and the New Hampshire Sierra Club have partnered to bring this annual nationwide observance to 241 events nationwide and abroad as a means to draw attention to the environmental, economic and other benefits of plug-in electric vehicles.

The Concord celebration takes place from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. during the Concord Farmer's Market. Electric cars such as the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, Tesla Model S and others will be on display, as well as charging stations, electric bicycles and more.

Information will be on hand regarding electric cars and their environmental benefits, vehicle charging information and details of other technology. Learn more about electric achievements in New Hampshire and upcoming events. Open and free to the public.

Other National Drive Electric Week events in New Hampshire will be held in Plymouth on September 14 at the Common Man Inn and Spa, in Durham on September 16 at Wagon Hill Farm and in Portsmouth on September 16 at the Red Hook Brewery. Visit www.driveelectricweek.org for details.

WHO: Event Organizers: Granite State Clean Cities Coalition, New Hampshire Sierra Club, New Hampshire Automobile Dealers Association, Plug-In America and ConVerdant Vehicles

WHAT: Sixth Annual Drive Electric Week Celebration

WHEN: September 9, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., during the Concord Farmer's Market

WHERE: City Plaza, New Hampshire State House, North Main Street, Concord

SEE: Electric Cars, bicycles, plug-in charging stations, hand-outs and more

Spokespeople available upon request for radio and reporter interviews.

**PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES OF ELECTRIC CARS**

About Granite State Clean Cities Coalition: The Granite State Clean Cities Coalition is a collaborative of over 140 public and private interests from all regions in New Hampshire. Coalition members support the goals of reducing dependence on foreign oil, and improving air quality, through the use of domestically produced, cleaner burning alternative fuels and other fuel reduction strategies. www.granitestatecleancities.nh.gov .




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