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- Electric Vehicle Car Show April 27

The Town of Penfield will host an electric car show Saturday, April 27, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road. The show is free and open to the public. All enthusiasts are invited to participate and register for the event at https://driveelectricearthday.org/event.php?eventid=1712

Cars from private owners, dealers, and members of the New York State Electric Auto Association will be on display, and members will be on-hand to answer questions. Attendees will have the opportunity to test drive a variety of electric cars provided by the Rochester Electric Vehicle Accelerator. The show is expected to include a the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Volkswagen e-Golf, BMW i3, Chevy Bolt, and a strong showing from the local Tesla club. “This year’s electric car show is one of hundreds taking place nationwide on National Drive Electric Earth Day,” said Bob Kanauer, show organizer. “Each year the number of cars and visitors increases as more automobile companies are offering new models. This is a great opportunity to see and learn more about plug-in electric vehicles.” 

This is the eighth year the town is hosting the electric car show since installing the first publicly available charging station in Monroe County at the Penfield Community Center in 2012. The town installed a second charging station at the town hall complex in 2013, and a third followed in Harris Whalen Park.

Supervisor Tony LaFountain said, “This annual car show has become a wonderful tradition in Penfield. We are happy to help educate residents on the benefits of the growing electric vehicle industry and showcase the newest models along with cars owned by innovative enthusiasts.”

Event organizers include the Town of Penfield Energy and Environmental Advisory Committee (EEAC), The New York State Electric Automobile Association (NYSEAA), and Greater Rochester Clean Cities (GRCC).

Direct questions regarding the event to show organizer Bob Kanauer at kanauer@frontiernet.net or 585.377.2783.




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