The Expo will be featuring electric and hybrid vehicles as well as a reception and mixer hosted by Threads of Connection, Local First AZ and the Phoenix Green Chamber of Commerce. EV Street, the nation’s first hard-copy automotive magazine dedicated to electric vehicles, is scheduled to hit newsstands in the first quarter of 2012. A premier a sneak-preview issue of the magazine will serve as the official program for the Driving the Future event.
“We are thrilled that so many leaders in the sustainability community here in Phoenix will be participating in this event,” said Star Simmons, CEO of Threads of Connection, a local company that connects businesses that are embracing the expanding movement toward conscious capitalism. Simmons disclosed that representatives from the Department of Energy, the AZ Governor’s Task Force on Electric Vehicles, Smart Power and the Arizona Corporations Commission will be present to answer questions about public initiatives during the event.
According to Bruce Brimacombe, CEO of E3, the purpose of the Driving the Future event is to raise awareness and generate public excitement about the emergence of new electric vehicles and other technology. The E3 electric vehicle charging network initiatives, supported by the GoE3.com social network, aspires to curb our nation’s dependence on fossil fuels by making zero- and low-emission automobiles accessible to everyone. Last month, E3 hosted a similar event in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina that was revered by EV enthusiasts, investors and local media.
“The public turnout and media coverage at our Myrtle Beach event is evidence of the growing interest in zero emissions vehicles,” said Brimacombe. He also stressed that the emerging market for EVs and other green technology is creating new opportunity for job growth and reduced dependence upon foreign oil. Since the 2011 roll-out of new plug-in electric and hybrid automobiles, thousands of people have appeared on EV dealers’ waiting lists for plug-in electric vehicles in major cities where EV charging stations are already installed. “We are convinced that by expanding the network of charging stations in connector markets nationwide, the demand for, and corresponding supply of more and more electric vehicles will grow exponentially.”
“This is an exciting time for our country, and Arizona businesses have a unique opportunity to be on the leading edge of the emerging green economy,” said Simmons, whose business strives to connect executives and companies with a desire to become more sustainable and socially responsible. “It is exciting to watch the synergy E3 is creating by engaging communities and enterprises in their campaign to raise awareness about energy independence. Building a nationwide charging station network has the potential to transform the way we drive.”
The Driving the Future EV Expo is free and open to the public, EV test drives are by appointment in advance, and the evening reception/mixer is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.GoE3.com.
When: Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
12:00pm-5:00pm EV Expo and Test Drives
5:30pm-8:00pm Reception and Mixer
Media inquiries and interview requests should be directed to: Ania Kubicki (480) 277-9245 firstname.lastname@example.org