Photo Gallery | National Plug-in Day in Jacksonville
Events to raise awareness about clean energy were held around the country Sunday, including here in Jacksonville at the St. Johns Town Center.
As part of National Plug-in Day, an all-electric Nissan Leaf , a plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt and a charging station from Nova Charge were on display. The North Florida Transportation Planning Organization helped organized Jacksonville's event.
Chevy’s Volt can travel about 40 miles on electric- only power before calling on gas while the Leaf is an all-electric four-door with an EPA estimated range of 75 miles per charge.
Automakers have agreed on a common charging standard which is expected to help speed up the deployment of charging stations around the country.
Also on display was a low speed electric vehicle from Naval Station Jacksonville that features 330 watts of solar cells on the roof. It’s been driven over 11 hundred miles on pure solar energy for the past 27 months. In keeping in the spirit of clean energy, no gasoline was used to get to the event to shoot the photos on this page. Instead, a bicycle was used to travel to and from the event.