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Experience electric cars in Kingston

July 28, 2015 -

Utilities Kingston to sponsor Plug'n Drive's EV Day Kingston as part of this year's Princess Street Promenade

Join Utilities Kingston and Plug'n Drive at this year's Princess Street Promenade. Test drive the latest electric cars on the market. See how much money you can save and how easy it is to go green by plugging in to Ontario's clean electricity grid. While there, visit Utilities Kingston at their mobile water buggy to fill your reusable bottle with safe, quality tap water.

When:  Saturday, Aug. 1 from 10. a.m. to 4. p.m.

Where:  At the intersection of Princess Street and Sydenham Street.

Who:  Plug'n Drive's Ron Groves, manager of education and outreach, Utilities Kingston's Jim Keech, president and CEO and Utilities Kingston's Kevin McCauley, manager of measurement and communications services.

EV Day Kingston is proudly supported by Ontario Trillium Foundation, in partnership with Pembina Institute and Zizzo Allan PC, with platinum sponsors Bruce Power, Eaton, Electrical Safety Authority and Power Worker's Union.

What:  Free test drives of electric cars are being offered to educate and inform visitors about what it takes to own and operate an electric car in Ontario. A fleet of electric cars will be available, including: BMW i3, Ford C-Max Energi, Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Nissan LEAF.

Plug'n Drive aims to make electric cars a reality for all Ontarians and is dedicated to creating public awareness by promoting their environmental and economic benefits.

Utilities Kingston supports this initiative as part of making Kingston sustainable. The company is committed to managing the Kingston Hydro infrastructure required to charge electric cars.

While there, visit Utilities Kingston‘s mobile water buggy to fill your reusable bottle with safe, quality tap water and get advice to conserve water, energy and money.

Plug'n Drive is a non-profit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of electric cars to maximize their environmental and economic benefits. Since 2011, Plug'n Drive has established itself as a leader in the electric car industry; a trusted source of unbiased information on electric cars, charging stations and the electricity sector. For more information, visit: plugndrive.ca.

Utilities Kingston operates multiple utilities through a single service structure, allowing it to deliver cost savings and customer service excellence. The company is unique in Ontario, combining water, wastewater, gas and electrical services, and broadband fibre optics in one company. Trusted by customers to deliver reliable utilities for more than 150 years, employees are proud to provide personal, responsive services.

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Media contact: For more information, contact: Cindie Ashton, media relations officer for Utilities Kingston at 613-546-4291, ext. 3116.

Media contact: For more information, contact: Brian Millar, communications advisor for Plug'n Drive at 647-717-6941 (cell 647-780-6806).