A Saturday, May 19th show at the Comox Valley Sports Centre will be a celebration of all things electric.
Photo courtesy Lindsay Eason, electric vehicle ambassador with Emotive
COMOX VALLEY, B.C. – It promises to be an electric day at the Comox Valley Sports Centre tomorrow.
The Move2Electric: Comox Valley’s first Electric Vehicle Event takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Comox Valley Sports Centre.
During the day, visitors will have the opportunity to do test drives and listen to EV owners about their experiences. There will also be information booths and activities, a food truck, music, and a prize draw.
Sign ups for test drives will be first come, first serve.
Lindsay Eason with Emotive BC, who is one of the event’s organizers, spoke about what visitors can expect.
“We are going to have some test drive opportunities where people can actually sit and drive a Kona, a Leaf, a Chevy Bolt, and a Mitsubishi Plug In Hybrid,” she said. “We’re also going to have people able to ride electric bikes. We’re just trying to help people see that there are other options out there for transportation.”
Based on how much the industry has grown, more and more people are getting a charge out of driving electric vehicles.
Eason said electric vehicles and bikes are growing in popularity.
“It’s pretty incredible what’s happening over the past year or two,” she said. “There’s a lot of provincial incentives as well as federal incentives added. It’s so popular, the province just… added $10 million into the provincial incentives to keep things going.”
With gas prices at the highest point in their history in B.C., Eason said it only makes sense to go electric.
“When you are getting $10,000 off a new electric car and you’re not buying gas for the rest of your life, plus barely any maintenance costs, it just seems like the right thing to do,” she said. “And electric bikes are really great, as well. I see them on the road all the time, now. People are just using them to travel that little bit of extra distance where you can get up hills without breaking a sweat, basically, and still get fresh air and exercise and get to work without using a car.”
Visit the event’s Facebook page here.