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Solar & EV Expo 2019, National Drive Electric Week

Join CEBE and the Maine Electric Vehicle Association on September 14th from 12-4PM at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School for our annual EV EXPO, now expanded to include SOLAR!. This is a great opportunity to drive electric cars, ride electric bikes, get involved in CEBE's Community Solar project, learn about Maine's new solar policy, meet solar installers and more! Don't miss this one. Electric mobility powered by renewable energy is the future. It's here now in Maine's Western Foothills. Don't miss chance to learn all about it!

Check out this article by CEBE director, Scott Vlaun in West Coast Maine Magazine, Charging Through the Foothills, and learn more about real local people driving electric!

We'll be auctioning off a gift certificate good for a set of four Nokian All Weather or Winter tires, up to a $800 value, donated by Paris Autobarn. More info about the world's best winter tires below:

• TEST DRIVE new electric vehicles from dealerships around Maine
• TEST RIDE electric-assist bicycles from Green Machine Bike Shop and more
• FREE Vouchers for Worth the Wait BBQ Pizza and ROverside Lodge handcrafted pizza with every TEST DRIVE & RIDE you take
• EVs 101 Presentation by Paris Autobarn
• Informational booths from Garbo+Kane Solar, 350 Maine, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Council of Maine, CEBE, ReVision Energy, Green Machine Bike Shop
• RAFFLES throughout the EV Expo for great prizes including FREE oil change and inspections at Paris Autobarn, solar site visit, CEBE tees and caps, one whole Riverside Lodge Artisan Pizza, and a 50/50
• NOKIAN TIRES will be auctioned off at 2pm

On Saturday, September 14, 2018 from 12–4pm, the Transportation and Energy Working Groups of the Center for an Ecology-Based Economy and the Maine Electric Vehicle Association will host an electric vehicle expo at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School (OHCHS), as part of National Drive Electric Week.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the EV Expo, electric vehicle owners to display their vehicles, and anyone with an interest in electrified transportation to attend. Please RSVP and let us know if you would like to participate and in what role.

National Drive Electric Week, September 14-22, 2019, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Are you considering going electric? Come talk to owners who have successfully done so.

Started in 2011 as National Plug In Day with the simple idea to hold simultaneous events across the country on the same day, by popular demand we have expanded to an entire week of events and changed the name to emphasize the thing we all want to do: drive electric. We expect National Drive Electric Week 2018 will again grow to include more events in more cities with more drivers reaching out to share the many advantages of driving electric with the public.

Our EV EXPO event at OHCHS will feature local food vendors, music, and test rides of electric bikes.

FMI, please contact the CEBE Transportation Working Group:
Tony Giambro – – 207-744-2169
Fred Garbo – – 207-415-1559
Scott Vlaun - – 207-739-2101