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- Electric Car Show at Community Center Saturday, April 21

The Town of Penfield will host an electric car show Saturday, April 21, 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 welcome to participate; contact show organizer Bob Kanauer (585.377.2783 or kanauer@frontiernet.net ) with your name, make, model, and year of your vehicle, and your address. 

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 the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Tesla Model S, Volkswagen e-Golf, BMW i3, Chevy Bolt, and others. “This year we are hoping a Tesla Model 3 will be at the Show,” said Bob Kanauer. “Each year the number of cars at the show 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 seventh 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, “We are happy to support this annual event to help educate residents on the benefits of the growing electric vehicle industry. Each year we look forward to seeing the newest models as well as cars owned by innovative enthusiasts.”




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