Warmer weather has arrived and with it comes the urge get out on the road and enjoy the ride. This is the season of renewal. Is it the right moment to explore electrifying your ride with an electric vehicle? Is it the moment to start reducing our reliance on fossil fuels to power boats, recreational vehicles, snow blowers, lawn mowers and other equipment?
Electrification across vehicles and machines is rapidly moving from the margin to mainstream, and for good reason. To help keep that momentum going, mark these dates in your calendars:
For the fifth year Sustainable Orillia is presenting an All Electric Vehicle Weekend. The event is free and promises to be bigger and more comprehensive this year thanks in large part to our sponsors, led by Orillia Kia, Super E-Bikes and Jackie Ramler of Raymond James.
Plug ‘N’ Drive will be back, offering attendees the chance to test drive an electric vehicle. Dealers on-site will include Orillia Kia, Subaru of Orillia, Orillia Volkswagen, Thor Motors (Ford), HWY 11 Chrysler, Tesla, VIN Fast and Orillia Mazda. With this wide range of car dealers on hand there will be plenty of options on hand to see and to think about.
And it won’t be just cars on display. If you are interested in an electric boat, MPS Enterprises of Rosseau, Ontario will be there. If you are in the market for a bicycle, an e-bike or scooter, Super E-Bikes, Power Sport and Orillia Motor Sports will be important booths to visit. And for those looking to sustainably maintain their lawns, Kubota North will be presenting its line of electric lawn appliances and more.!
This year, we are particularly pleased to welcome Electric Elite as part of our on-site team. They will be there to provide advice on the logistics of charging your new EV at home.
Sustainable Orillia has encouraged displays and demonstrations that will raise awareness of zero and low-emission transportation. The event directly supports Big Move #2 – Transportation in the City of Orillia’s climate action plan, Orillia’s Climate Future.
The All-Electric Vehicle Weekend is a must attend for anyone interested in sustainable transportation options. Watch for more information in the weeks ahead, and plan to join us August 5 and 6 to learn first-hand about the latest developments in sustainable transportation technology from the experts.
(Photo by Swartz – SUNonline/Orillia)