Michigan EV Show and Rally June 9 9AM to 4PM
Michigan’s 4th Annual Electric Vehicle Learn, Touch, Drive, and Race EventLivonia, Michigan – The Michigan Electric Auto Association, Schoolcraft College, and the CleanEnergy Coalition announce the 3rd Annual Electric Vehicle Show and Rally, to be held from 9AMto 4 PM, June 9, 2012, at Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Road, in Livonia, Michigan.
Last year’s event drew over a thousand people and 35 EV’s, including a Chevy Volt, a TeslaRoadster, a Ford PHEV, a Th!nk, two Wheegos, and a 1916 Detroit Electric, as well as a broadvariety of conversion EVs, scooters and bikes, and EV1-era OEM production electric vehicles. Themost popular segment of the show last year was the Sportscar Club of America-sponsored EVSolo Autocross, where EV drivers raced around a closed course against the clock.
The event is free again this year, and show organizers expect a much bigger crowd, with 60 EVs ofall kinds, including Chevy Volts, a Tesla, a Nissan Leaf, a Ford PHEV, an Electralite Roadster, aSmartcarED, and a Bright PHEV, - along with production scooters, a couple of Segways, uniqueEV conversions, motorcycles, and competitive tractor-pull tractors, plus older production OEMEVs, a Citicar or two, and of course, the classic 1916 Detroit Electric. 20 exhibitors will show offtheir EV related equipment and services; plus, Schoolcraft College will show off their four newCoulomb Charging Stations.
As a Ride and Drive event, the public should come prepared to take test rides and drives in manydifferent kinds of EVs around the large Schoolcraft campus.
At 11AM, Michigan State Senator Glenn Anderson will say a few words and then lead the “Paradeof EVs” around the campus and autocross course, in a made-in-Michigan Chevy Volt.
At 1PM there will be a panel of experts answering questions about EV technology andinfrastructure, EV ownership and driving experience, and EV economic and environmental impact.
At 2:30PM, 20 EVs will compete in the Solo Autocross, and at 4 PM, completing the day, there willbe a ceremony presenting awards for the Autocross and for EVs in several categories.
“Our EV show is the largest event of its kind in the Midwest. It’s an event where, all in one place,the public can learn about all kinds of electric vehicles, talk to people who own and drive EVs everyday, take test rides and drives in a broad range of EVs, and watch EV’s compete in an excitingSolo Autocross,” says Larry Tuttle, president of the Michigan Electric Auto Association.
For more information
Michigan EAA website: http://www.michiganeaa.org
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