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Charged up: Local showcase to take EVs out of the shadows

Oct. 14 event at the PUC parking lot will give residents and business owners a chance to ask questions of electric vehicle owners

With electric vehicles becoming more and more popular, the city of Sault Ste. Marie, PUC Services and the Sault Climate Hub are hosting community EV showcase.

The event will give residents and business owners a chance to ask questions of EV owners, who will display their vehicles, including plug-in hybrids, and generally share their knowledge, according to a news release.

PUC has continually been electrifying their fleet and attendees will learn how EV chargers work and hear more about the home charger rental program. For the month of October those who sign up for the program will be entered into a draw to win a free EV charging station installation. By attending the showcase, participants will receive two chances to win. Local EV owners are welcome to sign up and be a part of the showcase.

“In collaboration with our community partners, PUC is proud to be leading the way towards sustainable energy solutions and the local shift to electric vehicles,” said President & CEO Robert Brewer. “We encourage everyone to discover how PUC is transitioning its fleet to EVs, while supporting community members in doing the same.”

The showcase takes place Saturday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the PUC parking lot located at 500 Second Line E. Owners are asked to bring their vehicles to the showcase between 10:30 and 11 a.m.

The event is come and go, with coffee and the chance to win a partner prize pack.

"With the growing availability of and the Federal Governments commitment to having all new light- duty passenger vehicle sales emission free by 2035, we aim to provide our community members with a valuable opportunity to learn more about EVs.” said Emily Cormier, sustainability coordinator for Sault Ste. Marie. “EVs are an important part of our transition to a sustainable energy future and are integral to our efforts to achieve netzero emissions by 2050."



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