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The Town of Wells Energy Advisory Committee will hold its second annual, free electric vehicle show at the Wells Public Library on Sunday, September 11, 1-4 PM, rain or shine.
Provided they have them in stock, many Southern Maine car dealers will be bringing electric vehicles for public inspection, including Rowe Ford of Westbrook, Bill Dodge of Saco and Westbrook, Ira Jack of Saco, Key Ford of York, Patriot Subaru of Saco, Volkswagen of Saco, and Arundel Ford. Vehicles will include the Kia Niro, Ford Mustang, Chevy Bolt, Hyundai Kona, Nissan Leaf, Subaru SUV, Teslas, and hopefully, the new all electric F-150 Lightning pick-up truck. Test drives will be possible for several models.
Local EV owners and organizations will also be on hand to show their own cars and discuss the pros and cons of going electric in Maine. Included in the “pros” will be the extended range of new models, their low maintenance costs, and their remarkable acceleration. Federal tax credits are still available for some models. Vehicles will include a Tesla, a Kia Niro, several Nissan Leafs, a Chevy Bolt, a Prius Prime Plug-in, as well as other models as car owners join us from Southern Maine and New Hampshire.
Efficiency Maine will be present to provide any interested buyer with the details about cash rebates on both new and used EVs, as well as rebates on a whole range of products from heat pumps to washing machines.
Because they run on electricity, much of which is generated from renewable sources, EVs are the cars of the future. They are economical, “green,” low-maintenance, and becoming more available now than ever before. “Come and take a look,” says Beth Widmayer, chair of the energy committee. “It may change everything you think about cars.”