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The Town of Wells Energy Advisory Committee will hold its third annual Electric Vehicle Show at the Wells Public Library at 1434 Post Road in Wells on Sunday, September 10, 1-4 PM. The event is free to attend and will take place rain or shine.
Provided they have them in stock, many car dealers will bring electric vehicles for public inspection. Vehicle brands expected to participate include Chevrolet, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Tesla and others. 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 are the extended range of new models, their low maintenance costs, and their remarkable acceleration. Last year’s event was attended by owners from across Maine and New Hampshire, with brands such as Kia, Lucid, Nissan, Rivian, Tesla and Toyota represented.
In addition to vehicles, electric bicycles, scooters and yard equipment are also planned to be available for examination.
Efficiency Maine information will be available with details on rebates up to $7,500 on new and used EVs, as well as rebates on a full range of products from heat pumps to washing machines and hot water heaters. In addition, federal tax credits up to $7,500 are available for many vehicle models.
Because they run on electricity, much of which is generated from renewable sources, EVs offer many benefits. They are economical, low-maintenance, and increasingly available from a wide range of car manufacturers. “EVs continue to grow in popularity, with many people embracing the technology once they’ve tried it,” says Beth Widmayer, chair of the Wells Energy Advisory Committee. “Come and take a look, as this event may change everything you think about cars.”