National Drive Electric Week Kicks Off with Annual Sun CARnival in South Burlington
Vermont Business Magazine Dozens of electric car drivers will converge in South Burlington this Saturday to show off their cars and talk about their owning experiences at a National Drive Electric Week event. The event is hosted by SunCommon which has hosted an annual “Sun Carnival” since 2014, bringing together thousands of people to celebrate Vermont’s transition to electric transportation options.
Event attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the different types of rechargeable electric vehicles (EVs) available in the state and talk to Vermonters who have already made the switch to electric driving. People who bring their electric vehicles to this event will choose to either display their cars and some will be doing some test drives for people who want to find out what it’s like to drive electric.
Several local car dealers will also be present to give participants the opportunity to get behind the wheel of one of these new cars.
“There is a growing community of people who are passionate about electric vehicles. This event aims to bring these people together to celebrate the transition from gasoline-powered cars, while encouraging our neighbors across the state to check out electric driving for themselves, ”said Jake Elliott of SunCommon, the organizer of the event. There are currently more than 17 different electric vehicle models and 32 confirmed drivers to attend Saturday’s event according to the event website.
This event is co-hosted with Drive Electric Vermont and the Vermont Chapter of the Sierra Club, both of whom work statewide to educate and advocate for programs to accelerate the transition to electric driving, while supporting infrastructure development. charging, incentives and other necessary actions. to move away from fossil fuel transportation. “Switching to electric driving is easier than ever,” said David Roberts of Drive Electric Vermont.
“The availability of electric vehicle models continues to grow and the incentives can reduce purchasing costs by up to $ 14,000. It will be a great event for people to get all of their questions answered in one place. Roberts and others from Drive Electric Vermont will be on hand to answer questions about incentives, electric vehicle driving in Vermont winters, charging options and more.
The event will also include electric motorcycles, e-bikes and lawn electric car equipment on display for people to explore. Live music from Vermont soul and blues musician Dave Keller will play throughout the afternoon.
The event will take place on Hannafords Drive in the Old Hannafords parking lot, across Lowe’s Street, from 1 pm to 5 pm on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Participation is free. You can sign up to receive updates at: https://driveelectricweek.org/event?eventid=2884
SunCommon is a market-based solution to climate change with a focus beyond profit. As Vermont’s largest solar energy supplier and NYSERDA quality installer in the Hudson Valley and New York Capital Region, we believe everyone has a right to a healthy environment and a future. better – and renewable energy is where it all begins. SunCommon is a Certified B company based on a rigorous third-party assessment of our commitment to the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. Our 160 employees are passionate about our corporate values. Our mission is to break down barriers to clean energy and use our business as a force for good. For more information, visit www.suncommon.com and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter @suncommon
About Drive Electric Vermont
Drive Electric Vermont is a VEIC project in partnership with the State of Vermont, industry representatives and a wide range of stakeholders advancing electric vehicle technology. Learn more at www.DriveElectricVT.com
Source: SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT (September 25, 2021) – DriveElectricVT.com