People interested in learning more about energy-efficient transportation can ask questions and see a variety of electric vehicles in person at Waterbury LEAP’s Electric Vehicle Fest at Crossett Brook Middle School on Wednesday, Aug. 18.
This is the fourth time the energy nonprofit has organized such an event for local residents to meet experts in the field and connect with neighbors who already own all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Attendance is free and it will be held in the school cafeteria, 5:30-7 p.m., with pizza, drinks and ice cream for attendees.
Exhibits will offer information about electric vehicle incentives, charging equipment, electric lawn equipment, e-bikes, and more. Dave Roberts from Drive Electric Vermont will give a presentation about electric vehicles with Vermont-specific details and he will answer questions.
These annual events are geared for those considering their first EV purchase or lease, and current drivers of EVs interested in the latest technology developments. EV owners in the community are encouraged to attend to share their experiences.
LEAP organizers expect to have 15-20 different local electric vehicles on display for attendees to check out along the curb outside. “The goal is to have a variety of current car makes and models to show that regardless of your transportation needs, there are EV options for all,” said LEAP Coordinator Alayna Howard.
The guest list so far includes owners of the Ford Mustang Mach-e, several Tesla models including the Model 3 and Model Y, multiple plug-in hybrids from Toyota, and more.
COVID-19 precautions will be in place at this event, including ample distancing indoors, masks required for unvaccinated attendees, and hand-sanitizing stations. About 150 people attended LEAP’s last electric vehicle event in 2019.
Waterbury Local Energy Action Partnership (LEAP) is both a nonprofit organization and Waterbury’s volunteer energy committee. More information online at WaterburyLeap.org.