2008 Electric Vehicle Show on BI

Updated information HERE

Cars and trucks from Zenn, GEM. Zap, and Vantage will be included in the show, and all will be available for test drives according to dealer representatives Vic Staley and Frank Veraldi. special show pricing will be offered along with dealer financing and leasing options. The GEM dealer, Fox Motors of Charlevoix, will bring a mix of new and used vehicles, while the cars and trucks from North Central Zenn (New London, OH) will be new 2008 models.

Zenn blue shadow............ GEM 516...................... Vantage Truck................. Zapcar...........

All thirteen cars will arrive on the same ferry, Friday, June 27, 2008, at 10:45 a.m. "It'll be quite a spectacle to see all those EVs come off the boat at once," said local EV enthusiast and who organizer Dan Wardlow. "We're hoping to show Islanders that a variety of EVs are available right now, and that they present viable and clean transportation alternatives for our community," he added. "It will be a great opportunity to see a wide variety of cars and trucks without even leaving the Island."

Zenn plugged in............... GEM 542........................ Vantage Truck................ Zapcar...............

With its compact size and light traffic, Beaver Island is uniquely well-suited to electric vehicl use during most of the year. The current crop of EVs have a range of 30-40 miles on a charge, and a short stop for convenience charging extends that range. The Island has a network of free public charging stations for EVs. Currently there are three free charging stations including Paradise Bay Coffee Shop, Stoney Acre Grill, and McDonough's Market. Two new locations will come on line before Memorial Day including Island Airways and CMU Bio Station.

There are six EVs already in use on the Island, and those EV owners are invited to show their cars as well. The Electric Car Show is sponsored by North Central Zenn, Fox Motors, the Shamrock, and Harbour Market.

For further information contact:

Dan Wardlow 231-448-3196 -------Vic Staley 419-606-3140---------Frank Veraldi 231-547-9900

 

Zenn vehicles

GEM vehicles

Vantage Vehicles

Zapcar Vehicles