Celebrate National Plug In Day at The Roundup

Can Electric Vehicles Like Tesla and Supporting Infrastructure Bring American Driving Back to the Glory Days?

Sep 12, 2013, 17:24 ET from The Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 13th Annual Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair (The Roundup) is one of four destinations in Texas celebrating National Plug In Day. Members of the Austin/San Antonio Tesla Google Group are providing NEMA 14-50 charging systems and an eVgo charging station for recharging in Fredericksburg with free parking for electric vehicle owners. The Roundup takes place at Market Square, 100 West Main St. in Fredericksburg, September 27 – 29, 2013. It is a perfect weekend destination for Texans who want to enjoy a fall road trip to the Texas Hill Country and celebrated wine region. The Roundup is a place to see new ideas in action; to test, explore and interact with products and services for healthy sustainable living.

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Electric Vehicles: Creating the Infrastructure, a panel discussion scheduled Saturday, Sept. 28th at 11:30 a.m. will look at the effort to bring electric vehicles into the mainstream through incentives, infrastructure like charging stations, solar parking lots, and financing of charging stations. The EV panel includes Ira Yates, a Tesla owner and EV advocate and David Brymer, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Shey Sabripour, CEO of Altumaxis, SolarWing and SolarGrid Technologies, Cameron Freberg, Austin Energy Plug-in EVerywhere™ and Drew Johnston, Austin Energy: Central Texas Fuel Independence Project.

After years of promise, major corporations like Chevy, Ford and Toyota now are producing electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids available in most major markets in the US, while specialized companies like Tesla Motors are moving toward a more accessible fleet for the average customer. However, getting these cars into the market more widely will take financing, infrastructure and incentives.

"The Texas Hill Country tourism industry is uniquely situated to capitalize on the evolving Electric Vehicle market in the Austin, San Antonio and Dallas region. Installation of charging stations by businesses in the region can make this happen now", says Ira Yates, a Tesla vehicle owner.

Members of the Tesla Google Group will have their vehicles on display including the Tesla Motor Series S Sedan, Motor Trend's 2013 Car of the Year, Automobile Magazine 2013 Automobile of the Year, a much loved vehicle by owners and much anticipated by middle income Americans hopeful of a more moderately priced line to fit average incomes and the infrastructure to defray range anxiety. Fulfilling the hype a Wall Street Journal article titled, I Am Silent, Hear Me Roar gave an intriguing review saying, "This is one amazing car. I mean, hard-core amazing." Certainly America is ready for a hard-core amazing vehicle and for an innovative carmaker to bring driving American style back to the glory days ... and exhaust free!

About the Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair
The Renewable Energy Roundup is co-organized by Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (TREIA) and Texas Center for Policy Studies (TCPS). Event proceeds benefit TREIA and TCPS, two non-profits striving to increase understanding and awareness of renewable energy applications and to promote their wide use. For more details logon to www.TheRoundup.org, call 830-997-2350 or email: info@TheRoundup.org.

Debrah Dubay, Dubay Communications

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