Several types of electric vehicles (EVs), including Teslas, an electric Polaris Ranger and electric bicycles, will be available to the public for viewing during a special EV-focused event on Monday, Sept. 16, in Duluth. The goal of this event is to connect those interested in EVs to those who have already made the leap to purchase an EV.

A discussion panel of EV owners and energy experts will kick off the event at 5 p.m. in the North Shore Room of Canal Park Lodge in Duluth. They’ll share their experience owning an EV, information about today’s charging technologies, and charging programs available through their local electric provider – while also taking questions from the audience.  

“The electric cooperatives in northern Minnesota are excited to bring this event to the Northland and provide practical advice on a movement that’s sweeping the nation – especially during National Drive Electric Week,” said David Ranallo, director, culture, communications, marketing & member services at Great River Energy. “Attendees will be able to engage in a dialogue with EV owners and experts while also having an opportunity to touch and feel the various electric vehicles available today.”

Models of EVs at the event will include: Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model S, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, Polaris Ranger and electric bicycles.

Representatives from Arrowhead Electric Cooperative, Cooperative Light & Power, East Central Energy, Lake Country Power, Great River Energy, Minnesota Power, the City of Duluth, ZEF Energy, and several EV owners, will be on hand.

EVs offer a variety of benefits, some of which include lower costs-to-own over the life of the vehicle, cleaner air in the community, no emissions, and a smooth, powerful ride.

Space is limited at the Canal Park Lodge.  RSVP for the event here: https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=2092. For more information about electric vehicles visit www.energywisemn.com and www.PlugIntoMN.com.  

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