National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Athens, OH
Sep 09, 2017

Day: Saturday, September 9, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: Athens, OH 45701
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On Saturday, September 9th, the Village Bakery unveiled its new electric vehicle (EV) charger. UpGrade Ohio (Athens) - an organization that connects people with local resources to reduce energy use and to access renewable energy solutions-donated the charger, which is supported by 100% renewable energy. It runs on a combination of purchased wind power and energy from the solar panels atop the bakery's roof.

Bob O'Neil, co-owner of the bakery, said this was always on the business plan. "We were really excited to install the charger as a part of National Drive Electric Week." He noted that sustainability has always been an important part of the bakery. "It's time to move away from fossil fuels and towards national and global responsibility. We can do it-we are." Bob emphasized the ease of installation. "All you need is a parking spot and somewhere to put the charger. It's like hooking up a dryer." He encourages people to stop by, have a bite to eat, top off (if their cars allow)!

photo by: UpGrade Ohio
Members and supporters of Village Bakery's (Athens, OH) new EV charger installation and the local EV Cruisers electric car club.

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