• Mario Carr

Test drive an electric car Sept. 30 event


If you want to keep the environment near Appleby Line in Burlington clean, your next vehicle could be an electric car.

Residents are invited to attend a free, hands-on seminar called “Could Your Next Car Be Electric?” on Sept. 30 at Burlington Public Library’s Central Branch from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

“There’s a growing buzz about electric and hybrid vehicles,” said Mayor Rick Goldring.

“We’ve recently installed two new charging stations in the downtown which

complement other locations throughout the city. It’s always good to see positive change happening, especially when it applies to clean air and our environment.”

The event will feature Ron Groves from Plug’n Drive, a non-profit organization that promotes the environmental and economic benefits of electric vehicles. Attendees will have the opportunity to test-drive electric vehicles at the event provided by Plug’n Drive, as well as hear from a panel of electric vehicle owners about their own personal experiences.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone curious about electric vehicles or wanting to reduce their carbon footprint,” said Lynn Robichaud, senior sustainability co-ordinator. “We’re sure everyone who attends will be charged-up about electric vehicles.”

The event is hosted in partnership with the City of Burlington, the Burlington Sustainable Development Committee, Plug'n Drive and Burlington Public Library. Anyone wanting to participate is asked to register by calling 905-639-3611, ext. 1321, or by emailing environment@burlington.ca.

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