Are electric cars getting as popular here as they are nationally?
Yes, fairfield is plugged in—to the future that is. Kicking off National Drive Electric Week, Fairfield’s Clean Energy Task Force and Earth Day Committees will be holding the second annual Electric Vehicle Showcase, where dealers and owners will be on hand to display and talk about autos, electric bikes, and motor-cycles.
CETF Chair Scott Thompson is enthusiastic about the variety of plug-in offerings this year. “There is pretty much an EV for everyone now,” he says. Fairfield resident Jim Motavalli, blogger for “Car Talk” and author of High Voltage: The Fast Track to Plug in the Auto Industry, notes the success of last year’s showcase, which drew ten dealers and hundreds of spectators, was the ability of people to experience EVs up close and learn about federal and state tax incentives of up to $10,000.
Anthony Dominicus, an EV specialist with BMW of Bridgeport, believes the quality of the cars—from aesthetics to acceleration—is driving demand. “Cars will be either hybrid or fully electric in the near future,” he predicts. “They will have economy, environmental awareness, and performance.” The event is September 10. driveelectricweek.org