Plug-In 2009 hosts hybrid, electric car exhibition at Convention Center

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plug-in-2009Interested in driving a cleaner, quieter car that averages 100 miles per gallon? Like the idea of plugging in your car at home to get local all-electric driving range? Eager to lower your fuel costs and help protect the planet by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and smog-forming pollutants?

If so, then visit the Plug-In 2009 Conference & Exposition Public Night, taking place Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Long Beach Convention Center, Hall A (300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach).

For a $10 per person fee (tickets must be purchased at the door), attendees can visit the exhibit hall to see plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles and related technology, and then participate in a lively panel discussion about the public’s role in helping bring these vehicles to market.

Here is the Aug. 11 schedule:

  • 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.


  • 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 Lightning Rod Foundation and former General Motors EV1 specialist

For more information on Plug-In 2009 Public Night, including the list of exhibitors, visit Public Night is sponsored by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

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