Sustainable Princeton


Sustainable Princeton Ride-and-Drive Event with NRG Energy

In partnership with NRG Energy, Inc., the annual Sustainable Princeton’s Electric EVening at the Princeton Shopping Center took place Friday, October 1, and this years weather was amazing . A beautiful fall evening where community members were invited to test drive the latest electric vehicles, motorcycles, and bikes and learn the benefits of going electric. 

This year’s showcase presented exciting new models hitting the market, including the Polestar 2, Ford’s Mustang Mach-E (above), VW’s ID.4,

and a variety of all-electric bike options for both on- and off-road adventures. 

Full-size motorcycles from Zero Motorcycles’ dealer Mt Holly Motorsports

Danita Park, Director of Commercial Development at NRG speaks with a community member

Representatives from NRG Energy, Inc., were onsite providing information on energy-related products and services that support a sustainable lifestyle, including NRG Carbon Offsets and renewable electricity plans. NRG Carbon Offsets, in particular, are an exciting new addition to NRG’s suite of solutions. Through NRG Carbon Offsets, a customer reduces the net carbon emissions of daily activities such as driving, traveling, or using electricity in the home. An NRG Carbon Offset subscription or one-time purchase lowers an individual’s carbon footprint by investing in third-party verified carbon reduction projects.

NRG Energy, Inc., is also a consumer of EVs. NRG recently announced our own fleet goal
to convert 100% of our light duty vehicles all electric by 2030, which is part
of our broader goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy, @nrginsight.


An Electric EVening with Sustainable Princeton & NRG

In partnership with NRG Energy, Inc. and the Princeton Shopping Center, Sustainable Princeton hosted an electric “EVening” of fun and information about energy and how to use it efficiently. With plenty of space to social distance guest test drove an electric vehicle, took an e-bike on a spin, and learn the benefits of going electric, before dining and enjoying live music with friends.

Guests were able to test-drive an EV and speak with dealers. At least five different vehicles –including  Tesla Model 3 and Y, Kia Niro, Hyundai Kona and Audi eTron — were available for test drives! ChargePoint and Apex Solar will be on hand to explain your options and answer any questions you have about home charging.

NRG was on site sharing information on their sustainability efforts and carbon offsets, which allow people to offset the carbon they emit every day.

Sourland Electric Bikes was on hand with a half dozen e-bikes, including Pedego, Giant, and Specialized, which guests took for a trial ride. They were so much faster than I imagined. They’ve really become very popular in the past year. The price averages around $2000.

And then Mike Toub took a test drive, and said I think we should consider an electric car next time. As many of you know this past weekend we went out to Western Pa to leaf peep, and every couple hours Mike was praising the electric car, especially the pick up in the Tesla, who knows maybe in a few years we’ll be cruising the highway in a sustainable energy car.