Editor’s note – This event was postponed because of winter weather. When a new date is announced, I will share that information.
By Brenda Sullivan, HTNP News Editor
Connecticut DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty is expected to join Mansfield Mayor Betsy Paterson and other local dignitaries at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 to tour the Storrs Center development.
The visit is meant to highlight energy and pro-environment aspects of the development, including electric vehicle charging stations for the public.
Commissioner Esty is expected to charge his Chevy Volt at one of these stations – there are four, Level-2 retractable electric charging stations – and a Hertz car-share program will be introduced.
In the Mansfield parking garage (off Dog Lane), a Chevrolet Volt is parked at one of the charging stations and is available for use through Hertz On Demand.
Anyone with a valid driver’s license can become a member, at no cost, of this program, which offers the opportunity to test drive an electric vehicle while running errands without making an investment beyond the $8 or $9 per hour car-share fee.
To become a car share member, visit www.hertzondemand.com
Another charging station is located in the municipal lot next to the Mansfield Community Center.
For parking garage pass holders and the Community Center station, the cost is $1 per hour of charge. Parking garage ticket holders pay a flat fee of $3.
On Tuesday, speeches will be made outside the new shops along Dog Lane; or inside the Dog Lane Café in the event of rain or snow
A reception will follow at the Dog Lane Café.
Posted March 14, 2013 based on a press release as edited and added to by HTNP News Editor Brenda Sullivan
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