We were invited to bring some EVs again to the Family Christmas Extravaganza in Palm Bay held at the Fred Poppe Regional Park. Here’s a good description of the event from their website:
“This is a 100% FREE community event featuring live entertainment, free popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, hot dogs, and drinks. Free activities include bounce houses, rock climbing, train rides, horse rides, face painting, giveaways, and SO much more!”
We only had two vehicles this time compared to the eight we had last year. It was a 2018 Nissan Leaf with the 150 mile range and a Chevy Bolt with 238 mile range. As always we had a great time answering all of the questions everyone had as they walked by to get to the petting zoo and pony rides set up just behind us.
There were well over 1000 or 2000 attendees so we must have talked to more than 200 people about the benefits of driving electric. If we can help at least one person think better about or even consider an electric car for their next vehicle that is a big win. We explained how the cost of batteries has come down 85% in the past 8 years so it won’t be very long until electric vehicles will cost as much or even less than gasoline cars. We also explained how to find used EVs to get into a daily electric car without spending very much money.
Full album here: