November 14, 2011

Demo, discussion of ‘green’ transportation set for Tuesday

Demonstrations of new fuel-efficient vehicles and a discussion of “green” transportation technology will take place Tuesday, Nov. 15, on the Homewood campus. The event was organized by Ford Motor Co., the Johns Hopkins Sustainability Office and the Baltimore Electric Vehicle Initiative.

Speaking and fielding questions between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Mason Hall Auditorium will be Cynthia Williams, environmental policy manager at Ford; Davis Bookhart, director of the Johns Hopkins Sustainability Office; and Jill A.T. Sorensen, executive director of the Baltimore Electric Vehicle Initiative.

After the discussion, a light lunch will be served, and attendees will have an opportunity to view demonstrations and take test drives in vehicles drawn from Ford’s fuel-efficient offerings and the new electrified vehicles that will be available in North America by 2012 and Europe by 2013.

The vehicles—the Focus Electric, Transit Connect Electric, Fiesta, Explorer with EcoBoost and Fusion Hybrid—will be parked in the driveway outside Mason Hall.