The Westport Electric Car Club announces the first-ever Electric Car Rally, a 40-mile event and education on Saturday, April 27th. Entrants must be “plug in” cars, partial or fully electric. An estimated 20 unique cars will showcase to the public and display at Earth Day Events in Westport and Fairfield. The public is invited for a Free event, to meet owners and local dealers including solar home options; with 1pm-3pm public viewing and general education.

President Leo Cirino says, “ This is an exciting and timely event for the revolution of electric cars In America. Electric cars get very little attention in this region of the country, yet Westport is a leading community in the state and nation. We invite the public to see and understand the variety of long-range electric alternative vehicles”.

Rally begins 9am at the Eastbound Saugatuck Train Station. EV Cars will follow a Time-Speed-Distance Rally, with a public “Pit Stop” at 11:30-12 noon at the Fairfield Earth Day Celebration held annually at Ward High School. The Rally concludes near 1pm at the Saugatuck station where the public is invited 1-3pm. Adam Lubarsky, owner of the Blu Parrot has offered free sliders and free music. A family event for all ages, all are welcome to see electric cars and meet dealers.

Steve Smith, Town Building Inspector states, “The Road Rally is our way of being proactive in showing that electric cars are real, practical and can make a difference in energy resource sustainability. This follows our April launch of solar-paneled train station charging stations; attended by Governor Malloy and local citizens.”

Rally vehicles include Tesla Model S (Car of the Year 2013), Tesla Roadster, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Fisker Karma, Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV, Smart Car EVs and more. And… first electric cars in America will rally: 1907 Columbia built in Hartford CT and 1910 Broc Electric Car, courtesy of Dragone Classic Motorcars of Westport.

To register a car, contact jshuck @ optonline.net.
For general information, See Contacts above, or: www.westportelectriccarclub.com

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