Greenwich residents invited to test-drive an electric car or help clean up a waterfall, and more

Greenwich residents invited to test-drive an electric car or help clean up a waterfall, and more

To teach the community more about the benefits of electric cars, the town of Greenwich will hold a family-friendly event called the “Electrify Your Life Expo” that will offer test drives of e-vehicles.

It will run from 11 am to 3 pm June 18 at the Cos Cob train station. It’s free.

The town Conservation Commission is organizing the expo to promote e-vehicles, e-bikes and a technique called e-landscaping, which uses quiet and emission-free lawn equipment. A robotic lawn mower will be demonstrated that can cut the grass while people sleep. There will be Segways and hoverboards there, too.

Audi, Hyundai, Nissan, Kia and Tesla will take part in the informative event, which include a display of electric cars available to test drive.

The EV Club of Connecticut will give a to talk about the range of electric vehicles, many of which can travel farther before needing a charge, including the new Tesla, with a range of more than 400 miles.

“Buying an (electric vehicle) is the best way to immediately lower your carbon footprint,” the Conservation Commission said in a statement. “Electric bikes are commanding more of the two-wheeled market and visitors will be able to feel the difference in this emerging technology that provides a whole new experience to commuting and running errands.”

For kids, a remote car obstacle course will be set up. Experts will be on hand to answer questions, and there will be live music and food trucks.

To test drive a vehicle, bring your driver’s license. To make a donation to support the event, visit!/

The expo is jointly produced by the Conservation Commission, the town Sustainability Committee , the EV Club of Connecticut, Quiet Yards Greenwich, Pedal Greenwich, Live Green, Clean Cities and Wilton Go Green.

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