Upper Valley Electric Vehicle Expo
The 5th Upper Valley Electric Vehicle Expo will take place Saturday, September 14, 11 am to 3 pm, at the Dothan Brook School on Route 5 in Hartford, VT.
Numerous electric car, motorcycle and bicycle owners and dealers will be displaying their vehicles, answering your questions, and offering test rides for a first-hand experience. Vehicles will include the popular Nissan Leaf and Chevy Bolt, as
well as the Tesla Models 3 and S, BMW i3, Jaguar I-Pace and others.
Starting at noon, multiple workshops will explain the technology, economics and charging of electric vehicles and incentives to make them more affordable for everyone, and provide information on e-bike features and how to use them, choosing the right e-bike, and e-bike maintenance, storage and battery care. A selection of battery-driven lawn and garden tools will also be on display.
There will be free refreshments contributed by Hanover Food COOP, King Arthur Flour and others, including King Arthur Flour cookies baked on site in Solaflect’s solar-powered oven. and The Box and Taco’s Tacos food trucks will be on hand throughout the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring cups, plates and utensils to help minimize waste.
The UV EV Expo is organized by several UV town energy committee members, with help from the Upper Valley Sierra Club and Vital Communities. The Expo is part of National Drive Electric Week, which is organized by the national Sierra Club, the Electric Automobile Association, and Plug in America.
Event sponsors include Sierra Club Upper Valley Group, Vital Communities, Advance Transit, Local Motion, Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission, Catamount Solar, Cyclewise, Eco Equipment, Green Mountain Power, Key Chevy of White River, Lyme Green Heat, Norwich Solar Technologies, Omer and Bob’s, ReVision Energy, Solaflect Energy, SunCommon, Key Nissan North and White River Toyota. The Expo is part of National Drive Electric Week, which is organized by the national Sierra Club, the Electric Automobile Association, and Plug in America.
To learn more and register for the Expo, go to www.uvevexpo.org. At the Expo website, you can sign up to attend, to show your EV, and/or volunteer. Those registering to attend will be entered into a free raffle; the first 375 families to arrive will receive a free King Arthur Flour baking mix.
This event is free and open to everyone.