The Lawrence Electric Vehicle Showcase will be 8 am – 3 pm, Saturday, September 25, 2021, in the parking lot on the east side of South Park. We are partnering with the Rev It Up Hot Rod Show & Street Festival.
There will be many makes and models of electric vehicles (EVs) on display – Nissan, Tesla, Volkswagon, Chevrolet, and others. The public can talk with EV owners about the advantages of driving an EV. The electric vehicle showcase will also feature a variety of electric bicycles and electric scooters. A new addition this year will be large commercial electric vehicles including an electric bus from GreenPower Motor Company, and an electric terminal truck from Orange EV.
This local event, organized by the Sustainability Action Network, is one of more than 189 community events being celebrated across the country during National Drive Electric Week, from September 25 to October 3, 2021. The Lawrence event is sponsored by Crown VW-Toyota, GreenPower Motors, and Orange EV.
Electric vehicles are smooth and quiet, with high torque and instant acceleration. Driving on electricity is about five times cheaper than fueling with gasoline, and maintenance is cheaper too. Because they get 100mpg equivalent or better, EVs are one the most effective ways that motor vehicles can reduce petroleum use and cut air pollution.
The U.S. transportation sector now produces more climate-warming emissions than does the electric generation sector. Plug-in EVs are zero-carbon when charged with renewable energy and even if charged by coal-fired electricity, the greater efficiency of EVs means lower carbon emissions. EVs get 100mpg equivalent or better, and the driving range of various models ranges from 200 miles to 520 miles for the new Tesla Model S Plaid.
All attendees and volunteers are required to wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all National Drive Electric Week 2021 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see the in-person event safety requirements.