The New Jersey Electric Auto Association showcases the variety, benefits of electric vehicles.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- John Patten
Monday, September 10, 2012
Wagner Farm looked a bit like a car lot Friday evening, with two rows of gleeming vehicles lining the parking lot and small knots of people curiously inspecting under the hoods. But at the electric vehicle showcase, sponsored by the New Jersey Electric Auto Association, there weren't any high-pressure salepeople—only some highly-enthused car owners. Chatham resident Chris Ravera gave two bystanders a detailed pitch on her new Chevrolet Volt that would have done Mr. Goodwrench proud—she raved over the car's handling, boasted of its ease of recharging and pointed out its spacious interior. And she mentioned she wanted one ever since her husband bought a Volt last year. "I had an Infinity and I kept trying to steal my husband's car when he …
Check out new models before they get to dealerships.
New Jersey Electric Auto Association is partnering with Wagner Farm Arboretum to bring a glimpse into the future of personal transportation—the Electric Car. On Sept. 7, Wagner Farm Arboretum will host an evening of electric cars on display, plus a chance to take a drive in the brand new 2013 Ford Focus EV and 2013 Ford C-Max Plug-in hybrid—two cars not even in the showrooms yet! Along with the Ford EVs, a Tesla Roadster, a BMW Active E, and other electric cars will be on display and even an electric motorbike. Come along, bring friends and family—especially if you've never driven in an electric car before, talk to owners and get a chance to experience why they'll never go back to gas cars. The show will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at …