September 8th Day of Climate Action: Is an Electric Vehicle in Your Future?
Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 9 a.m.-noon at St. Lawrence University, Griffiths 123.
Local officials from the towns of Canton and Potsdam as well as the Chair of the St. Lawrence County Legislature, Kevin Acres, will be present along with other speakers to discuss local efforts to conserve energy and mitigate effects of climate change. Congressional candidates, Tedra Cobb (Dem.) and Lynn Kahn (Green), also plan to participate.
In addition, there will be an EV presentation, including information on state and federal financial incentives, as well as a panel of EV owners and an Electric Vehicle Show outside in the nearby Vilas Parking Lot. Participants will be invited to check out three all-electric models: Chevy Bolt (238 mile range), Nissan Leaf (151 mile range), and (tentatively) a Tesla Model 3 (310 mile range). Two different plug-in hybrid EVs, the Chevy Volt (53 mi. on battery, 453 mi total w/gas) and Prius Prime (25 mi. on battery, 640 mi. total w/gas) will also be on display. Both EV owners and a TJ Toyota representative will be able to answer questions.
Three dealerships will be offering discount coupons to participants who might decide to purchase an electric vehicle after seeing the show.
In addition to this event being affiliated with the nationwide 350.org event, it is also part of National Drive Electric Week, presented by Plug In America, Sierra Club, and Electric Auto Association. Nissan LEAF® is the Exclusive Automotive Sponsor.
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