BROCKVILLE — Electric vehicles are the way of the future, but it can be daunting to know how to make a wise EV purchase for your needs.
That’s why Transition Brockville has invited Frank Ahern to give a presentation on electric vehicles, Sunday, July 28, 2 p.m., at the Brockville Public Library’s program room, followed by a small show of actual EVs. Whether you are merely curious about going electric or committed to the idea, this talk will arm you with useful facts and tips.
Ahern was in the market for a new car in 2017. Because he was concerned about energy efficiency, he decided to look into electric cars. He did diligent research on various makes of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles. While the former Liberal Ontario government’s EV rebate was still in effect, he settled on a plug-in hybrid electric car he and his wife thought would match their driving needs.
But he didn’t stop there. Since buying the car, he has kept detailed statistics on the car’s battery performance, electric range, and gasoline consumption in different situations. He arranged car charging for his condominium and learned about charging on the road.
All this he will detail in his 40-minute talk, as well as a multi-model comparison, more tips on how to choose the car you need, and a time for questions.
Immediately following the talk, which is free and open to the public, everyone is invited to cross the street to the Buell Street parking lot, where examples of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric cars – and an electric motorcycle – will be on display. Their owners will be on hand to answer questions and show the cars’ features.
Transition Brockville was founded by local residents 12 years ago to provide a non-partisan forum for sharing information about how each of us, in our daily lives, can help to slow the rate of global warming, reduce our dependence on depleting fossil fuels, and adapt to the impacts of resource depletion and climate change. It focuses on educational presentations and active partnerships with community organizations that share its goal of making the community more resilient and sustainable.
Presentations are normally held the fourth Sunday of the month, in the program room of the library, a partner with TB in offering these presentations. (There will be no TB presentation in August.)
For more information, write firstname.lastname@example.org or visit transitionbrockville.com.