Raleigh, NC has recently been selected to host the "Plug-in International Conference" this summer, hosted by the Electric Power Research Institute in collaboration with the Silicon Valley Research Group.
This selection is the result of extensive efforts by the city to make Raleigh more electric vehicle friendly. Within the past year, Raleigh has installed several electric car charging stations including those near City Hall, the Convention Center, and NC State's Centennial Campus. With a generous initial donation from an Ohio based company, Raleigh as set a goal of installing at least 30 charging stations throughout the city by September of 2011.
What with the "Plug-in International Conference" being hosted in Raleigh, the first location outside of California, it seems appropriate that the city is making strides towards become more electric vehicle accessible.
Speaking of accessibility, why not access an electric vehicle for yourself?
This weekend the State Farmer's Market in Raleigh will be hosting the new Nissan LEAF!
You can test drive this fully electric vehicle by pre-registering online here.
The LEAF will be in Raleigh on March 4-5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m on Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m on Sunday.
Make sure to stop by the Farmer's Market to learn more about this vehicle, it's features, and this great technology!