Wellington County Invites the Community to Test Drive a Selection of Electric Vehicles at the Plug’n Drive Mobile EV Education Trailer

Posted On Monday August 15, 2022

WELLINGTON COUNTY, ON – Wellington County is thrilled to host Plug’n Drive’s Mobile Electric Vehicle Education Trailer at the Wellington County Museum and Archives grounds from August 18 to September 4.

The trailer, affectionately known as MEET, is staffed with EV Ambassadors ready to answer your questions about owning, operating and maintaining electric vehicles. As EV owners and drivers, they have real-world experience with finding and using different types of chargers, battery range, vehicle maintenance and cost of operating and charging.

August 18 to September 4

  • Thursdays from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Fridays to Sundays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wellington County Museum and Archives, 0536 Wellington Rd 18, Fergus ON N1M 2W3

Plug’n Drive’s EV Ambassadors are bringing the following vehicles to test drive:

  • Hyundai IONIQ 5
  • Kia Sorento PHEV
  • Hyundai Tucson Plug-in Hybrid
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge

Learn more about upcoming Wellington County Climate Change events and initiatives and register for your test drive here: www.wellington.ca/getinvolved

Plug’n Drive is a non-profit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles in order to maximize their environmental and economic benefits. Since 2011, Plug’n Drive has established itself as a Canadian leader in the electric vehicle industry, a trusted and unbiased source of information about electric cars, charging stations and the electricity sector.

“We are seeing an increase in EVs being adopted in Canada, but at the same time, there are still many who have questions and concerns about costs, environmental impacts and the ability to recharge,” says Cara Clairman, President and CEO of Plug’n Drive. “Plug’n Drive is here to help educate and engage consumers without the pressure of purchasing.”

“We are pleased to be hosting the EV Education Trailer for our community members and also our County staff,” says Karen Chisholme, Climate Change and Sustainability Manager from The County of Wellington. “With few dealerships having EVs available for test drives right now, this is a great opportunity to explore EVs to make more informed decisions when ordering their new vehicles.”

“Over time we will be transitioning our County fleet vehicles to EV as the benefits are not only environmental but economical,” says Wellington County Warden, Kelly Linton. “With potential savings of over $2,000 per vehicle per year on maintenance and fuel, and less potential for breakdowns due to far fewer moving parts, EV is the smarter option.”

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Media Contacts:
Karen Chisholme
Climate Change and Sustainability Manager
County of Wellington
T 519.837.2600 x 2063
E karenc@wellington.ca

Alan Downward
Communications Coordinator
Plug'n Drive
T 647.449.9715
E alan@plugndrive.ca

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