Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2021-09-27 12:33:18 –
Drive $ mart Wisconsin will host the state’s largest electric vehicle show at West Allis Festival Foods, 11111 West Greenfield Avenue, on October 2nd, from 10am to 2pm, in conjunction with National Drive Electric Week.
“Everyone knows about electric cars, but there are many myths,” says Brad, founder of Drive $ Mart Wisconsin, who started an organization with his son Justin (car enthusiast) in 2005. Lee Fons said.
Held in the parking lot north of the store, a free event that complies with the COVID-19 safety protocol will feature 20 used and new electric vehicles and plug-ins from various manufacturers and models, including Tesla, Nissan, GM and Toyota. A car will appear. The Electric Vehicle Owners Forum runs from 11:30 am to noon.
Ben Nelson, a self-taught mechanical engineer and resident of the Okonomo Wok area, will talk and showcase his mobile solar power trailer at the event. “I call him the Wizard of Okonomo Wok,” Fons said.
Mr. Fons said he became interested in electric cars in 2002 when Justin bought them. Impressed Bradley and his wife purchased Honda Insight shortly thereafter. In 2005, Bradley and Justin Fon founded the Milwaukee Hybrid Group. “We met people who have hybrid cars and started teaching them how to drive them,” Bradley Fons said. Renamed Drive $ mart Wisconsin, the group has grown to 850 members in North America. This organization educates all types of vehicle owners on how to operate their vehicles more fuel efficiently. This saves gas bills while reducing the impact on the environment.
“By driving smartly, we can improve fuel economy and reduce tailpipe emissions by 30%,” says Fons.
During several annual meetings, Fons takes members to drive in his car and shows how to be more fuel efficient when holding the steering wheel.
In addition, Drive $ mart has partnered with the Milwaukee Public School Driver Education Program to teach students smart driving tips and tricks. This organization has been recognized by the Government of Canada as conforming to the Smart Driving Protocol.
Hybrid and electric vehicles can be more expensive than gasoline vehicles. However, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, “All new or plug-in hybrid vehicles purchased after 2010 may be eligible for a federal income tax deduction of up to $ 7,500.”
According to Fons, his goal is to host electric vehicle events at each of the 35 festival hoods in Wisconsin, all with Level 2-J1771 electric vehicle charging stations.
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