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10/03/2012

Test drive an electric car and help plant trees in North Texas

Want to plant some new trees in North Texas? Take a test drive in a Nissan Leaf or a Mitsubishi “i” electric vehicle and the participating dealerships will donate $25 to the Texas Trees Foundation in North Texas.

The effort aimed at getting more drivers to take a spin in an electric auto is being promoted by eVgo, the electric vehicles charging system company that is a division of NRG Energy in Houston.

If the driver is a Green Mountain Energy or Reliant customer, these companies will donate an extra $25.

Each driver’s participation could result in as much as a $75 donation to their local tree organization if both EVs featured in the program are test driven, with the money going to care for distressed trees and plant new trees in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

To participate, go to the group's website. Download a voucher for a test drive and go to a listed participating dealer. The promotion applies only to the Nissan and Mitsubishi vehicles, which are purely electric and do ont have backup gasoline engines.

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price has endorsed the program in a video.

- Bob Cox

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