CT DEEP Commissioner Esty is expected to charge his Chevy Volt at one of the stations – there are four Level 2 retractable electric charging stations in the Mansfield Garage – and a Hertz car-share program will be introduced.
By Brenda Sullivan, HTNP News Editor
Connecticut Connecticut DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty is expected to join Mansfield Mayor Betsy Paterson and other local dignitaries beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16 to tour the Storrs Center development.
The visit is meant to highlight energy and pro-environment aspects of the development, including electric vehicle charging stations for the public.
Commissioner Esty was originally scheduled to visit Storrs Center and talk about the electric-vehicle leasing service on March 19, but that visit was rescheduled because of bad weather.
His April 16 visit begins at the Storrs Center Parking Garage and then moves to the businesses on Dog Lane.
The lower level of the parking garage features electric vehicle charging stations for the public. Commissioner Esty will park his Chevy Volt and connect it to a charger.
There are four, Level-2 retractable electric charging stations – and a Hertz car-share program will be introduced.
This demonstration will be followed with a speaking program on the sidewalk along Dog Lane, outside of retail shops and restaurants. (In the event of rain, the group will move inside the Dog Lane Café).
A reception will follow at Dog Lane Café.
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