Ribbon-Cutting at UMass Amherst for Commonwealth’s First Level 3 Electric Vehicle Fast Charger

February 14, 2014

Contact: Daniel J. Fitzgibbons 413/545-0444

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DATE:           Tuesday, Feb. 18

TIME:            1 p.m. (speaking program inside) with outside ceremony to follow

PLACE:         Transportation Services Building, Holdsworth Way, UMass Amherst

State and University of Massachusetts officials will formally celebrate the installation of the state’s first advanced level 3 electric vehicle fast charger made possible through a partnership with Nissan USA. Speakers will include Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, state Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Richard Sullivan and John Collura, associate dean of research and innovation in the College of Engineering and director of the UMass Transportation Center.

Several UMass Amherst employees who drive electric vehicles will also be on hand.

Tours and a reception follow the ceremony at 1:45.

A Ride and Drive event with electric vehicles precedes the ceremony from 9 a.m. to noon.