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Electric Car Show returns to Kemptville for the 10th annual North Grenville Sustainability Fair

The 10th Annual North Grenville Sustainability Fair on Sunday, April 23rd  at the North Grenville Municipal Centre. It will include a return of the Electric Vehicle (EV) Show. It’s free to attend the Fair and EV Show.

Owners will be onsite in one of the rinks of the North Grenville Municipal Centre to show their cars, describe their experience of ownership, answer questions, and talk about why their transportation needs are easily met with electricity, instead of fossil fuel. Bring all of your questions! These owners have racked up a number of kilometers on their vehicles in our local climate.

The electric vehicle showcase will feature over a dozen electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids from a number of manufacturers: Chevrolet, Kia, Ford, Nissan, Smart and more are being added daily. The number of choices available to consumers is still expanding. Buyers now have access to the Chevrolet Bolt with a range of 383km and the first plug-in hybrid minivan – the Chrysler Pacifica. Kemptville also has its first Level 3 fast charge station already online at Solacity, and more fast charge stations are coming online across Ontario making range anxiety a thing of the past.

The EV Show will also feature presentations during the day where participants will explore the models presently on the market and costs of ownership. This will give an introduction to those curious about the vehicles or hoping to determine if an electric vehicle would be a good fit for their needs and lifestyle. In addition, the costs of ownership will be compared with those same costs for more conventional vehicle choices. Find out just how much money is saved when you don’t need to pay for gas, oil changes, etc.

Back by popular demand, dealership sponsors of the EV Show will bring demonstration vehicles for test drives. You can sign up onsite to take an electric vehicle for a drive! You’ll experience for yourself the quiet, powerful performance of these vehicles.

In a world where carbon emissions are top-of-mind for many of us, Ontario’s low carbon electricity generation provides a good potential reduction in transportation emissions by shifting to electric vehicles. Most owners charge during off-peak hours when electricity prices are lowest and excess electricity is available.

The event is on Sunday, April 23rd from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, 285 County Road 44, Kemptville. It’s free to attend so come out for an hour or stay for the entire show!