Test drive an electric car at Niagara Power Vista
Aug 12th 2019
Free rides to show visitors benefits of electric transportation
Ever wonder what it’s like to drive an electric car? The New York Power
Authority invites readers to come to the Niagara Power Vista on Saturday,
Aug. 24, and find out.
The first-time Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive event will feature a wide
variety of electric cars (EVs) including the new Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model
S, Chevrolet Volt [pih], and electric cars manufactured by Mitsubishi and
Nissan. Drivers, who must register in advance, will be able to take a turn
behind the wheel between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
“The Power Authority wants to show more New Yorkers that zero-emission
electric vehicles are affordable, accessible and fun to drive, and they’ll
be able to travel across the state without having to worry about
recharging,” said Gil C. Quiniones, NYPA’s president and CEO. “Getting more
electric vehicles on the road will improve the environment and help the
state achieve its clean energy goals.”
The Aug. 24 event will include EV charging station displays and
demonstrations. EV experts will be on hand to discuss methods of charging
EVs at home, work and in public.
Increasing the use of electric vehicles supports Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's
“Green New Deal,” a nation-leading clean energy agenda that puts New York on
a path to carbon-free electricity by 2040.
A press release said, “Electric transportation is a critical climate
solution, and is a key strategy in NYPA’s sustainability plan.
Transportation accounts for approximately 40% of the state’s greenhouse gas
emissions, with passenger vehicles contributing the majority of those
The Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive event is sponsored by NYPA and managed by
the California-based firm Electric Car Insider, which specializes in EV
education and resource guides. This event is designed to provide people an
opportunity to get behind the wheel and experience electric vehicles for
New York state is making it easier for consumers to choose electric vehicles
by offering a $2,000 Drive Clean rebate for the purchase or lease of a
battery electric or new plug-in hybrid car from participating new car
As part of its EVolve NY program, NYPA has committed up to $250 million
through 2025 to aggressively accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles
across New York. A fast-charging network will deploy charging sites at
approximate 40-50 mile intervals on key travel corridors, a 10-charger hub
at JFK Airport, and charging stations in Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Albany
Space for the Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive event is limited and advance
registration is required. RSVP at [
About the Niagara Power Vista ...
... Power Vista is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, excluding some holidays,
with free parking. It is located at 5777 Lewiston Road (Route 104) in
]. For more information, call 716-286-6661 or visit
www.nypa.gov/vc/niagara.htm ... [© wnypapers.com]
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