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Electric Vehicles on Display at MEVAfest 2012

September 13, 2012

Thinking about switching to an electric vehicle? Here’s your opportunity to see what’s been generating all the buzz – and no emissions.
This Saturday, September 15, the Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association (MEVA) will be hosting MEVAfest 2012, a public showcase of electric vehicles, technology and information.
Electric vehicles are low maintenance and run on inexpensive, abundant and renewable energy. Visitors to the festival will have the opportunity to view the cars – including the Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, and Chevrolet Volt – talk with electric-vehicle owners, and learn about the benefits of moving away from gas-powered engines.
Red River College (RRC) is no stranger to electric vehicles. For the past year, RRC’s Electric Vehicle Technology & Education Centre (EVTEC) has been measuring the all-electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV’s performance in Manitoba’s climate. In June, RRC and its partners unveiled the All-Electric Bus, a $3 million, three-year project that is the first of its kind in Canada.
MEVAfest 2012 – Manitoba’s Festival of Electric Vehicles
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012 (raindate: Saturday, September 22)
Time: 2 pm – 5 pm
Location: Lyric Theatre, Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg
Cost: Free
For more information on MEVAfest 2012, head to the MEVA website.