Free Workshops Offer Driving Solutions to Rising Gas Prices

Story by: NCSC



WHO: The N.C. Solar Center at N.C. State University is hosting a Drive Green Save Green workshop and the 5th Annual Mobile CARE awards with funding support from the NC Department of Transportation and ten additional sponsors.


WHAT: The FREE workshop will feature presentations from education and industry experts on driving practices and technologies that will reduce fuel consumption and save drivers money.  A driving component will feature a five-mile course for attendees to practice driving tips learned in the workshop with a tool that tracks instantaneous and average vehicle miles per gallon.  The 5th annual Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy (CARE) Awards will also be given to recognize individual, fleet, technology providers and policy/organizational efforts to reduce transportation related emissions.


WHEN: April 13, 2011 12:30-4:45

WHERE: Jane S McKimmon Conference Center

1101 Gorman St, Raleigh, NC 27606

More information: agenda and registration at

WHY: With the United States importing over half of the petroleum it uses and fuel prices rising sharply over the past month, fuel conservation is an important tool that can be used by all drivers. There are multiple benefits to driving with fuel economy in mind: saving money, reducing harmful emissions and increasing safety. In 2010, over 72,000 traffic accidents in North Carolina were speed related.


Photo/Press Opportunities:

3:00PM – Alternative fuel advanced vehicle display

3:15PM-4:00PM – Test drive using Scan Gauge fuel economy tool

4:15PM-4:45PM – Mobile CARE awards presented by N.C. Dept. of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti