Calling all electric vehicle enthusiasts!
The Town of Penfield will host an electric car show Saturday, April 22, 1:00 to 4:30 PM at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road. The show is free and open to the public. (This year’s event is scheduled for the afternoon to accommodate many who plan to attend the Rochester March for Science
in the morning.) To participate, contact show organizer Bob Kanauer (585.377.2783 or firstname.lastname@example.org
) with your name, make, model and year of your vehicle, and your address.
This is the fifth year the town has hosted an electric car show since installing the first publicly available charging station in Monroe County at the Penfield Community Center. The town installed a second charging station at the town hall complex in 2013, and a third followed in Harris Whalen Park.
Cars from private owners, dealers, and members of the New York State Electric Auto Association will be on display. Members will be on-hand to answer questions. The show is expected to include the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Tesla Model S, Volkswagen e-Golf, BMW i3, Chevy Bolt, and others. Each year the number of cars at the show increases as more automobile companies are offering new models. This year the New York Electric Auto Association will give a presentation summarizing vehicles that are currently available, provide details around the Federal Tax Credit and the NYS Rebate Program for plug in electric vehicles, and conduct a question and answer session for attendees.
“The electric car market continues to grow and expand across the country with new models being introduced on a yearly basis,” said Supervisor Tony LaFountain. “Penfield is delighted to be a supporter by hosting this informative annual program to help educate residents on the benefits of this growing industry as well as other renewable and sustainable programs.”