The Sustainable Essex Alliance is hosting a Drive Electric Event on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 1 pm to 4pm; the rain date is April 28th. The event will be held in the parking lot of the Maplewood Pool located on Boyden Avenue near Springfield Avenue (187 Boyden Avenue).
The goal of Drive Electric Event is to raise awareness of the environmental benefits of electric vehicles and to spread our enthusiasm about electric vehicles as real, plausible, fun and exciting! Car dealers and local owners of electric vehicles will be present to share their EV experience with interested residents in Essex County. This event is organized by Maplewood Green Team in partnership with the Sustainable Essex Alliance.
Another feature of the event, Maplewood’s new hybrid police vehicle will be on display. This hybrid police vehicle uses an estimated 60 percent of the fuel of the non-hybrid version, and the battery allows the vehicle to run communications and temperature controls without idling. The manufacturer estimates that the average carbon emission reduction for this vehicle is 27,421lbs of CO2 per year.