The third annual National Plug In Day, meant to heighten awareness of the benefits of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, is this Saturday, and a special event will be held in Herndon for the occasion.
“They are fun to drive, are less expensive, are more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil,” according to the website.
You can learn more about electric cars at two official Plug-In Day events in Northern Virginia—one from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at MOM’s Organic Market, located at 424 Elden St. in Herndon Centre, and another from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday at the Bad Wolf Brewing Company in Manassas.
Electric cars are becoming more popular—the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt both set sales records this summer—but many consumers still have concerns about the range of travel in electric cars that do not have a gasoline back-up system.
Do you have an electric car, or are you considering buying one? According to the Alternative Fuels Data Center of the U.S. Department of Energy, there are two charging stations in Herndon, Va. - one at MOM's Organic Market, and one at Stone's Cove Kitbar restaurant, located at 2403 Centreville Road in the county part of Herndon.
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