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RI Department of Environmental Management
235 Promenade Street, Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-2771 TDD/(401) 222-4462

For Release: June 2, 2016
Contact: Rose Jones 222-4700 ext. 7273, cell 401-300-9538

DEM, OER, PARTNERS INVITE THE PUBLIC TO "DRIVE CLEAN" THIS WEEKEND AT FORT ADAMS

NEWPORT, R.I. - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (OER), and its partners invite the public to test drive electric vehicles (EV) this weekend during World Match Racing Tour festivities at Fort Adams State Park. The event, which features the latest EVs on the market, is part of the state's new "Drive Clean" campaign.

WHAT: Drive Clean Rhode Island kickoff & EV Test Drive
WHEN: Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Fort Adams State Park, 84 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI 02840

Drive Clean events give the public an opportunity to experience firsthand the benefits of driving electric and the wide array of vehicles currently available. On Saturday, several new generation EVs will be on display, including Tesla, Nissan and Chevrolet models. Test drives are on a first-come, first-served basis with a valid driver license.

As part of its DRIVE program, Rhode Island offers a suite of purchase incentives for EVs. Information on the program will be available at this weekend’s event. Additionally, there will be solar and charging companies on hand to provide information.

Drive Clean Rhode Island events are funded through the John Merck Fund. Partners for Drive Clean Rhode Island include Ocean State Clean Cities and Plug In America. Each event is produced in partnership with REACH Strategies.

For more information, visit www.drive.ri.gov. Follow @RhodeIslandDEM, @EnergyRI and @PluginAmerica on Twitter for timely updates.

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