The Connecticut Departments of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Transportation (DOT) along with Middlesex Community College are hosting an electric vehicle (EV) expo on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in Chapman Hall on the campus of Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown.

The expo will feature electric vehicles currently on the market and offer the opportunity to speak with both enthusiasts and brand representatives. A selection of electric vehicle charging stations will also be on the display.

DEEP and DOT will highlight state efforts to increase the number of electric vehicle charging stations, including an effort to catalog all electric charging stations open to the public by this fall. Incentives will be announced to municipalities that install charging stations.

“Electric vehicles combine two of the five major priority areas outlined in Governor Malloy’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy – transportation and energy efficiency,” said DEEP Commissioner Daniel C. Esty.  “Not only are electric vehicles cleaner and less harmful to the environment, they are also more energy efficient and on average cheaper to operate than conventional-fueled vehicles.  By aggressively increasing the number of charging stations in the state, we are making it easier than ever to purchase, drive, and maintain an electric vehicle.”

More information is available at the EVConnect website on DEEP’s homepage.

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Lon Seidman is the host and producer of “Lon.TV,” a consumer technology video show that is on a number of platforms including YouTube and Amazon. He creates in-depth, consumer-friendly product reviews and commentary. His YouTube channel has over 300,000 subscribers and more than 100 million views.

In addition to being a full-time content creator, Lon is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hartford (his alma mater) where he teaches a course in entrepreneurial content creation.

Prior to becoming a full-time creator, Lon was a partner at The Safety Zone, his family’s business that manufactures gloves and safety equipment. The company has locations around the globe and employs over 200 people worldwide. The Safety Zone was acquired by the Genuine Parts Corporation in 2016.

Lon is also active in public service, serving as the Chairman of the Essex Board of Education, a member of the Region 4 Board of Education, and as the Secretary / Treasurer of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. He was endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans for his re-election in 2021.

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