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Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 2:00pm

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WALTHAM, MA., September 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Do you own an electric vehicle, or are you considering the benefits of driving an environmentally-friendly vehicle with overall lower fuel costs and fewer maintenance requirements? If so, consider joining National Grid to celebrate National Drive Electric Week.

National Grid will be supporting events in Worcester, MA, Albany, NY, and Cranston, RI, as part of a nationwide celebration of plug-in vehicles from Sept. 12-20.

These events offer the company a chance to introduce customers to members of the New Energy Solutions (NES) team, National Grid’s new group focused on delivering our Connect21 vision of better serving the innovation and customer demands of the 21st century.

“This is not only a chance to see or drive all the latest the electric vehicle market has to offer,” said Karsten Barde, who leads NES’s electric transportation strategy, ‘it’s also an opportunity for customers to learn more about the sustainability advantages, potential cost savings and incentives available at both the state and federal level to help people go electric.”

National Grid has installed 160 public charging stations across our footprint in New England and New York. The stations can be found here and other mobile charging apps. To date, more than 1,500 drivers have used these stations at convenient locations including restaurants, shopping centers, in municipalities, and on university campuses.

We’ll bring one of our latest plug-in hybrid-electric fleet cars – the 2015 Ford Fusion Energi – to the events, which will feature EVs from top automakers. Whether you’re already an EV driver, or just curious to find out more, stop by and say hello!

Join us from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the WPI Higgins House Parking Lot, 151 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA. Advance registration is requested:

Register here.

National Drive Electric Week is presented by Plug In America, Sierra Club, and Electric Auto Association. A full list of events is here.

About National Grid

National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE: NGG) is an electricity and natural gas delivery company that connects nearly 7 million customers to vital energy sources through its networks in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast. National Grid also operates the systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain.

Through its U.S. Connect21 strategy, National Grid is transforming its electricity and natural gas networks to support the 21st century digital economy with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions. Connect21 is vital to our communities' long-term economic and environmental health and aligns with regulatory initiatives in New York (REV: Reforming the Energy Vision) and Massachusetts (Grid Modernization).

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Keywords: Energy | Environment & Climate Change | National Grid | New England and New York | drive electric week | electric cars | sustainability

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