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MAYOR WHARTON, MLGW, ECOTALITY TO PROVIDE EV PROJECT UPDATE: Peabody Hotel is the Site of the Area's First Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station
July 5, 2011
MEMPHIS, TN – Mayor A C Wharton, Jr., Memphis Light Gas & Water, and ECOtality, a leader in clean transportation and storage technologies, will provide an update on the status of The EV Project in Memphis at a media availability Wednesday, July 6, at 1:00 p.m. at the Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Avenue.

The Peabody Hotel recently completed the installation of their Blink Level 2 charging station for electric vehicles (EVs.) The charging is open to the public and can accommodate the all-electric Nissan LEAF.

MLGW President and CEO Jerry Collins said, "History will record that the birth of electric vehicles in Memphis and Shelby County took place in the year 2011. Take notice. The world of energy is changing and we are keeping pace with that change."

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