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Plug-In Vehicles on Display at Plug-In 2009 Public Night August 11

PoisonDartFrogPublic Night for Plug-In 2009 Conference & Exposition

The Plug-In 2009 Conference & Exposition, taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center, opens its doors to the public on Aug. 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. As plug-in hybrids move closer to showrooms, see these vehicles on the exposition floor and learn about the potential to drive cars that average 100 miles per gallon, plug into an outlet at home to provide local all-electric driving range, lower fuel costs and help protect the planet by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and smog-forming pollutants.


• Exposition hall open: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

• Vehicles scheduled for display include the Chevy Volt, Ford 550 Plug-In Hybrid Truck, Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid, Plug-In Toyota Prius and more. (Vehicle displays subject to change.)

• Discussion on Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Vehicles: Getting the Message Out: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Panel members will discuss their adventures in crafting educational and entertaining messages about plug-in technology, and what the public can do to help shape a plugged-in future. Speakers:

  • Mark Duvall (moderator), director, electric transportation, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Peter Horton, writer/director, Grey’s Anatomy and The Philanthropist
  •  Bill Nye, “The Science Guy”
  •  Chris Paine, director, Who Killed the Electric Car? and Revenge of the Electric Car
  • Chelsea Sexton, founder, The Lighting Rod Foundation and former General Motors EV1 specialist

For more information on Plug-In 2009 Public Night ($10 admission, with tickets available at the door),including the list of exhibitors, visit Plug-In 2009 Public Night is sponsored by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Date/Time: Tuesday, Aug. 11, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, Calif., Hall A

Cost: $10 per person

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