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Electric-Car Charging Station Installed At Ridgefield Playhouse

Neil Rea, project manager of Electrical Services Group, installs a Bruce Bennett Nissan-branded LEAF Charging Station at The Ridgefield Playhouse this week.
Neil Rea, project manager of Electrical Services Group, installs a Bruce Bennett Nissan-branded LEAF Charging Station at The Ridgefield Playhouse this week. Photo Credit: Contributed

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Need a place to plug in your electric car? The Ridgefield Playhouse can now help you out. 

“Everyone is trying to find ways to be a little more 'green' these days,” says Bruce Bennett of Bruce Bennett Nissan in Wilton. “An electric vehicle is a great way to 'go green.'  The Nissan LEAF is 100 percent electric; you'll never buy gas again.”

The Bruce Bennett Nissan-branded charging station was installed this week in front of the Playhouse, to the right of the portico entrance. 

"It makes perfect sense," says Allison Stockel, executive director of the Playhouse. "You're sitting inside a movie theater or enjoying a show for several hours -- it's the perfect time to charge your electric car. And our hope is that the easier we make it for people to charge their cars, the more people will go electric."

A ribbon cutting hosted by the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for 5 to 6:15 p.m. Aug. 1, to herald this connection between a car dealership and a not-for-profit performing arts center. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. 

Bruce Bennett Nissan will bring a 100 percent electric, zero emissions Nissan LEAF for the first plug-in. 

Zero emission vehicles are environmentally friendly and electric powered. Consumers just plug in and charge. Nissan LEAF owners can communicate with their vehicles remotely through a computer or smartphone.

The charging station at The Ridgefield Playhouse will be on Nissan's national charging infrastructure list for owners of electric vehicles.

"We're very thankful to Bruce Bennett for not only sponsoring this amazing charging station but for also being the title sponsor for our new Emerging Artist series," says Stockel.  

Artists such as Joshua Payne, Charlie Scopoletti, Matt Schofield and others will be featured in the new Bruce Bennett Nissan LEAF Emerging Artist Series beginning this fall.

For information on upcoming events at The Ridgefield Playhouse, visit its website or call the box office at 203-438-5795. 

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