First Selectman Mike Tetreau and the Sustainable Fairfield Task Force (SFTF) wish to remind the public to stop by Fairfield’s Electric Vehicle Showcase, the Town’s fourth annual observance of National Drive Electric Week, this Saturday, September 8th. A broad spectrum of today’s most exciting electric vehicles – cars, motorcycles, bicycles and electric boat motors – will be on display, with some available for test drives.
Hosted by the Town’s volunteer SFTF, the EV Showcase will be held this Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fairfield Warde High School under the school’s new solar panel-topped carports at 100 Knapps Highway.
Electric cars on display, including several of the industry’s most affordable models, include the Chevrolet Bolt and Volt, the Tesla Model 3 and Model S, the BMW i3 REx and i8, the Honda Clarity plug-hybrid, the Kia Nero plug-in hybrid, the Nissan Leaf, the Smart fortwo electric drive, the Toyota Prius Prime, and the Volvo XC90 AWD PHEV. Among the dealers exhibiting will be Tesla; Zero Motorcycles, the leading manufacturer of electric motorcycles, and Torqeedo, the global market leader in electric marine propulsion.
The event will also offer exhibits on other forms of sustainable transportation, including biking, walking, ride sharing and public transportation, and clean energy opportunities for homes and businesses.
In addition, Clean Cities of Greater New Haven, the Fairfield Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, CT Rides, Connecticut Green Bank and United Illuminating/Energize CT will be on hand to promote sustainable transportation alternatives, financing and incentives for EVs and other energy improvements. Hands-on activities and demonstrations, many of them kid-oriented, will illustrate how different modes of transportation affect our health and the health of the environment.
National Drive Electric Week, Sept. 8-16, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and to highlight the benefits of all-electric and hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more.
Scott Thompson, SFTF Chairman stated, “There are more EV choices than ever before. The technology just keeps getting better and owning an EV is increasingly affordable as well. We hope this year’s EV display and sustainable transportation exhibits will help attendees more closely consider the many attractive alternatives to traditional gas-powered vehicles and encourage them to make those options a bigger part of their own, environmentally-conscious lifestyle.”
Event admission is free; food trucks will be on site; and Aquarion will generously provide complimentary water.
To see a short video feature on the 2015 EV Showcase, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/ya4av7zf. For more information on National Drive Electric Week, please visit: https://driveelectricweek.org/index.php. For more information on the Fairfield event, please visit: https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1260 or contact SFTF member
Mary Hogue at (203)-256-9802.
Photo Source: https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1260