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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Electric Vehicles Forum Starts at 9:30 AM
Drive Electric Tour
EV Project
February 22, 2011 - A Commercial Hosting Partners Forum for businesses interested in hosting an electric car charging station will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24 (NOTE: THE TIME HAS CHANGED. THIS EVENT WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR 10 a.m.) at the Knoxville Chamber office at 17 Market Square.

Representatives from the City of Knoxville, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TVA and the Knoxville Utilities Board - all partners in the Tennessee Region of the EV Project - will take part in the forum. The EV Project is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy, Nissan North America, General Motors and ECOtality to introduce electric vehicles in several test markets across the United States.

Knoxville is one of the test markets and will be receiving a number of publicly-accessible charging stations as part of the project.

This hosting forum is designed to give businesses and commercial property owners the information they need to decide if they would like to host a charging station.

For more information about the forum, e-mail Sustainability@cityofknoxville.org or call Jake Tisinger at 865-215-2065.

The "Drive Electric Tour" will be held from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Feb. 25-26, and from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., on Sunday, February 27 at the World's Fair Park. It will give Knoxville drivers an opportunity to test drive the new Nissan LEAF. For more information about the "Drive Electric Tour," or to schedule a test drive, please go to www.drivenissanleaf.com.

More information about the EV Project can be found at www.theevproject.com.
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