Will your next car be electric? If so, how far will you be able to drive it on one charge – and where will you find charging stations? Does it handle like a gasoline-powered car?
Bring all your questions, your appetite, and your family to “Electrify Lewiston,” a one-day event created by National Grid and Gallo Restaurants, on Saturday, Aug. 6. From 3-6 p.m., attendees can meet EV drivers, auto representatives, charging installers, e-bike and e-scooter vendors on Gallo’s patio at 402 Center St., Lewiston.
“As an electric vehicle owner, I understand that it’s overwhelming with the amount of information available when you are exploring electric vehicles and deciding what’s best for you and your family,” said Michael Hibbard, owner of Gallo Restaurants. “ ‘Electrify Lewiston’ is a fun, casual, family-friendly event where you can have your questions answered by local experts and drivers.”
In addition to Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen and National Grid, other businesses and organizations participating in “Electrify Lewiston” include Fuccillo Hyundai of Grand Island, PPR Energy Solutions, Shared Mobility Inc., Sight See Rentals, Solar by CIR, Tesla Owners Club of New York State, and The Yummmm Truck.
New York state has set a goal to have 850,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2025, and all new passenger cars and trucks sold to be zero-emissions by 2035.
“Even as more electric vehicles hit our roadways, people still are looking for baseline information to help guide the decision-making process – whether purchasing an electric vehicle for themselves, or looking to install a charging station at home and their places of business,” said Whitney Skeans, senior program manager of National Grid’s EV make-ready program. “By partnering with Gallo Restaurants on this event, we can help demystify and bring the community a meaningful experience when it comes to electric vehicles.”
National Grid’s electric vehicle (EV) make-ready program provides incentives of up to 100% cost on the installation of charging for any business customer, including workplace, multiunit residential buildings and retail stores, as well as parks and vacation destinations. The company also offers a program for businesses looking to electrify fleets, which can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and help to meet New York state’s decarbonization goals.
For more details on the Aug. 6 event, visit electrifylewiston.com.
National Grid is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people through its networks in New York and Massachusetts. For more information, visit its website.