IGEN Electric Vehicle Road Trip to stop at SWIC

6/17/2014 11:49:22 AM

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The Illinois Green Economy Network is making a trek to community colleges across the state – using only electric vehicles!  

Southwestern Illinois College will serve as one of the stops along the way for the statewide EV Road Trip. Come cheer on the crew Monday, June 23 at 2:15 p.m. as they switch cars and drivers at the “pit stop” in the Liberal Arts Complex parking lot.  

Members of the community can stop by to check out a Nissan LEAF from Auffenberg, learn more about the SWIC charging stations and enjoy some snacks.  

The road trip will include a kickoff with Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon at John A. Logan College and a visit to the Governor’s Mansion charging stations in Springfield. The effort is being supported by the offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, the Illinois Office of Tourism, IGEN, Nissan, Chargepoint and Green Wheels USA.  

“Illinois has the pedal to the metal when it comes to building a cutting edge electric vehicle infrastructure,” said Gov. Pat Quinn. “As gas prices soar, Illinois motorists are starting to embrace this clean energy transportation option. The ‘EV Road Trip’ is a great showcase of this emerging technology, our community college system and such Illinois gems as Route 66.”  

For more information, contact IGEN Director of College Partnerships Marcia Lochmann at 618-235-2700, ext. 5666.