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Car rallies are often known for the purr (or roar) of finely tuned engines, but the electric cars participating in Sunday’s rally at Central Connecticut State University won’t make much noise at all on their seven mile journey.

National Plug In Day is September 29, and the New England Electric Auto Association (NEEAA) and the CCSU Global Environmental Sustainability Action Coalition have organized an afternoon event that will feature more than two dozen electric cars that will be on display at CCSU from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. September 29.

Attendees will have an opportunity to test drive a Chevy Volt, Ford Fusion Energi, Nissan Leaf, Smart EV, and perhaps a few others. A total of 31 cars will be on static display along with their owners who can answer questions about the vehicles.  Some of those vehicles are former gas cars that were converted to electric by NEEAA members.

-Read more about the NEEAA’s custom conversions

A number of panel discussions will be held throughout the day to help educate consumers on the advantages of driving gas free. At 1:30 p.m. NEEAA members will talk about gas to electric conversions. At 3:00 p.m. a Q&A panel discussion will be held with electric vehicle owners, followed by an awards ceremony for those who have squeezed the most mileage out of their electric cars. The event will conclude with an EV rally from the CCSU campus to General Electric’s Plainville facility where a number of charging stations were installed recently.

Special parking is available for electric vehicle owners who are encouraged to register early so a space can be reserved. Registration and additional information can be found on the event’s web page. The event is free and open to the public.

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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