The eMERGE EV show is this weekend at Old Quebec Street, a chance for the electric vehicle enthusiasts, and potential enthusiasts, to commiserate about driving electric. If you’re very lucky though, you might get the chance to drive around in the electric vehicle of one particular EV enthusiast, Guelph’s Member of Provincial Parliament.
If going for a ride in an electric car with Mike Schreiner sounds like fun, then you have to be one of the first four people to register at the eMERGE table inside the front doors of Old Queec Street at 1 pm on Saturday. The rides with Schreiner will then take place between 1:30 and 2:30.
“When people switch to an electric car, they become downright evangelical about driving an EV” said Evan Ferrari, Executive Director of eMERGE Guelph Sustainability, in a statement. “Mike Schreiner is no exception and some other local politicians have also taken the plunge.”
According to Ferrari, city councillors James Gordon, Leanne Piper, and Phil Allt are all proud EV owners along with Schreiner.
“The City of Guelph has committed to the goal of 100% renewable energy by 2050 for all of its energy uses and EVs help us get there. Now the rest of us have to step up and show the same leadership.” Ferrari added.
The EV, Electric Car & Bike, Show features the latest in e-Bikes, EV technologies, and alternative transportation options. People who own EVs will be on-hand to talk about their experiences buying, driving and owning electric cars, and there will even be opportunities to take an EV for a test drive.
The EV Show tales place on Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm, and on Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm at Old Quebec Street. You can register on EventBrite here.