WPI and National Grid Hold Electric Vehicle Showcase

On September 13, 2016, NEC members National Grid and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) held an event showcasing the latest in electric vehicle technology.

Held at the Higgins House parking lot at WPI, the event displayed a number of electric vehicles to show people the newest technology the industry has to offer. The event coincided with National Drive Electric Week, which “is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars” according to the National Drive Electric Week. The General Motor Volt, Ford Fusion Energi, Tesla Model X, as well as a number of electric-assist bicycles were on display.

Judith Judson, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources said the state has set a goal of getting 300,000 zero-emissions vehicles on the road by 2025, up from the current 6,500 vehicles.

The New England Council thanks National Grid and WPI for promoting environmentally friendly transportation through this event.

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