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    National Plug In Day picks Frisco for D/FW event

    Received the following from FriscoGreenLiving.com.  The event tis this Sunday, 9/23, 9-11am at Cinemark Frisco Square.

    Frisco will host the Dallas/Fort Worth area’s “National Plug In Day,” when EV aficionados across the U.S. convene later this month to celebrate electric vehicles.

    The free event, open to families, aims to bring together those who want to know more about electric cars with experts and enthusiasts who’re already driving them and can explain the technologies. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., on Sunday, Sept. 23,  at Cinemark Frisco Square, 5655 Frisco Square Blvd, where theater owners have already installed EV chargers that are part of Ecotality’s Blink network.

    D/FW has something to celebrate, too, having become the #2 region in the country for electric charging stations per capita, according to Xatori, an EV software company. Portland is ranked #1 for charging stations per capita. Northern California, the U.S. region with the most EV cars per capita, ranks #4 for the number of chargers per capita, Xatori reported in August.

    Across the country, there are now an estimated 11,000 EV charging stations installed.

    The progress in D/FW pleases the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), a sponsor of the event, because electric vehicles help improve air quality by cutting carbon emissions and other compounds that contribute to ground level ozone.

    NCTCOG, a leadership group composed of officials from across the North Texas D/FW region, helps plan growth and mitigate pollution. They group has produced a map of publicly available electric charging stations. See it at the NCTCOG website.

    If you have questions about the event, or would like to exhibit at it, call either of these staff members at the public agency: Shawn Dintino at sdintino@nctcog.org or (817) 704-5605 or Lori Clark at lclark@nctcog.org or (817) 695-9232.

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