Saturday, 14 September 2019, 10:00am-2:00pm – FREE.
RAIN DAY: Sunday, 15 September 2019, 10:00am-2:00pm
Hy-Vee Grocery, 3504 Clinton Prkw., Lawrence KS 66047
The second annual Lawrence Electric Vehicle Showcase is being organized by the Sustainability Action Network with the help of our co-sponsor, The Sierra Club/Wakarusa Group. There will be at least 21 cars on display by their owners, including Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S, Model 3, and Model X, Toyota Prius Prime, Chevy Bolt and Chevy Volt, and Ford C-MAX Energi. You can talk with EV owners about the advantages of driving an EV. Here’s an EV guide showing the range and price of each vehicle – EV Guide_June 2019.
Electric vehicles are smooth and quiet, with high torque and instant acceleration. Driving on electricity is about five times cheaper than fueling with gasoline, and maintenance is cheaper too. Because they get 100mpg equivalent or better, EVs are one the most effective ways that motor vehicles can reduce petroleum use and cut air pollution. When charged by renewable energy, EVs are zero emissions. Because they are so much more efficient than gasoline cars, EVs charged from a utility produce fewer emissions than internal combustion vehicles.
We’ll have electric bicycles too, and electric scooters. Electric cars are a great improvement over fossil cars, but E-bicycles are the gold standard, using but a fraction of a percent of energy used by a motor vehicle. A 4000lb electric car requires up to 60 Kilowatts (60,000 Watts) of electricity per hour, and consumes about ten times the electricity used by a home. Pedaling a standard bicycle uses only 150 Watts to go 20mph, and slightly more if electric pedal assisted. More info is available at – Lawrence Electric Vehicle Showcase.
In addition to the local sponsors, national sponsors are Nissan LEAF, Plug In America, the national Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association.