September 9, 2019
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Longmont Takes Part in National Drive Electric Week with the Longmont Electric Vehicle Fair
WHAT: Sustainable Resilient Longmont is organizing Longmont’s first Electric Vehicle Fair to highlight the clean-air benefits and cost-savings of electric cars, as part of National Drive Electric Week. Four local auto dealerships including Valley Nissan, King GM, Gebhardt BMW and Green-Eyed Motors, will be displaying their latest EV models and offering test drives. Individual EV owners will have their vehicles on display, and be on hand to answer questions. Speakers include:
- Joel Levin, Executive Director, Plug In America
- Shoshana Lew, Director, Colorado Department of Transportation
- Mike Foote, Colorado State Senate
- Elise Jones, Boulder County Commissioner
- Brian Bagley, Longmont Mayor
- Steve Szabo, EV Owner
In addition to the EV Fair, members of Sustainable Resilient Longmont will also be present at Longmont City Council on Tuesday September 10th where Mayor Brian Bagley will be signing a Mayoral Proclamation declaring September 14-22 National Drive Electric Week in Longmont.
WHEN: Sunday, September 15, 2019. 11 am - 3 pm.
WHERE: Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont (North Parking Lot; same location as Saturday Farmers Markets)
VISUALS: EV Parade at 11:30 a.m. Speakers at 11:00, 12:15 and 1:30 p.m. Full program schedule can be found at http://www.srlongmont.org/renewable-energy.html More than ten local businesses and nonprofit vendors, and kids activities including a solar bubble machine. Individual owners will have on display Electric Miles Driven.
WHO: Sustainable Resilient Longmont is organizing the Longmont Electric Vehicle Fair along with the support of a coalition of local groups, including: Save Our St Vrain Creek, Citizens Climate Lobby-Longmont Chapter, Longmont Public Forum and Longmont Leads with Love. Boulder County Sustainability, EcoMark Solar, Gebhardt BMW, the Platte River Power Authority are local sponsors. Business vendors include Namaste Solar. The City of Longmont Sustainability Program, and Colorado Renewable Energy Society- Boulder County are nonprofit/government vendors. Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association are national organizers. The Nissan LEAF® is the exclusive national automotive sponsor.
For a complete list of National Drive Electric Week events, visit: driveelectricweek.org
For more information about Longmont Drive Electric Week, visit: http://www.srlongmont.org/renewable-energy.html