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ETSU to hold Alternative Transportation Day

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JOHNSON CITY (September 16, 2013) — East Tennessee State University will hold an Alternative Transportation Day on Thursday, Sept. 26, as part of the National Plug In Day festivities.

National Plug In Day is a celebration intended to increase awareness of the widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and to highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars, trucks, motorcycles and more.

ETSU’s Alternative Transportation Day will feature electric cars on display at the university’s Farmers Market in parking lot 35, located behind Roy S. Nicks Hall and the D.P. Culp University Center.

The featured vehicles include two from California-based Tesla Motors, a Chevrolet Volt, a Nissan Leaf and ETSU-owned examples purchased from Global Electric Motorcars. Representatives of the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition will be available to answer questions about these models.

In addition, booths and displays will be set up to provide information about alternative transportation on campus, including BucShot, the campus shuttle program; ETSU’s Ride Share program; Johnson City Transit; and the Buc Bikes rental program.

For further information, contact Kathleen Moore, director of the ETSU Department of Sustainability, at (423) 439-7766 or .