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May 22, 2012 at 1:18 PM EDT

Charging Station Inauguration Event Marks the Expansion of the West Coast Electric Highway in Washington State

Governor Chris Gregoire will celebrate the opening alongside local officials and business people as driving farther in an electric vehicle becomes a reality on Interstate 5




A ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the expansion of the West Coast Electric Highway in Washington State with the opening of charging stations along Interstate-5.



Governor Chris Gregoire and local officials, electric vehicle (EV) drivers and business people will provide brief remarks and be available for media interviews about the West Coast Electric Highway and its expected impact on EV driving.



Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. PDT

Media check-in begins at 10:30 A.M. PDT




Exit #255 Bellingham, WA

Sehome Village Shopping Center
222 36th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225


Interviews with Governor Chris Gregoire, local officials, EV enthusiasts and local business people to learn about the impact of the West Coast Electric Highway on consumers, the local economy and the national adoption of electric vehicles. Visuals will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony and electric vehicle charging.



Ribbon cuttings and community events will also take place at charging locations in Blaine and Burlington, Wash., at the following locations along Interstate 5:


Exit #269 in Blaine, WA at 9:30 a.m.

Custer Southbound Safety Rest Area
6.6 miles south of Blaine, WA

Exit #229 in Burlington, WA at 1:00 p.m.

The Outlet Shoppes at Burlington
448 Fashion Way
Burlington, WA 98233

Fleishman-Hillard for AeroVironment
John Soriano, 310-482-4282
Lauren Karasek, 310-482-4276

Source: AeroVironment

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