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Curious about electric vehicles you’ve seen in commercials? You can see them up close at the Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair. Experts will be on hand to answer your questions. You will learn not only how to “Kick Gas” but also how electric vehicles improve air quality because they emit zero emissions.
Here is some of what you’ll see:
The Nissan Leaf- All Electric. No Gas. All Car. The Leaf is remarkable because it uses no gas yet it drives like a traditional car. For example it can go up to 90 mph and can seat five passengers. The Leaf recharges at any standard outlet. It takes approximately 21 hours for a full charge from a dead battery or approximately eight hours at higher voltage charging stations.
ReGo Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) -ConversionReGo Electric Conversions convert conventional hybrid cars into plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. These conversions significantly extend the range in which the vehicle operates in electric only mode. The battery can be recharged in about six hours at any standard outlet. ReGo is a local company and you can find out more about how they could convert your hybrid to run mostly in all electric mode.
Zero Motorcycle- the Zero Motorcycle is fully electric, light-weight motorcycles capable of freeway speeds and has a charge range of approximately 40 miles. The battery is recharged at any standard outlet in approximately four hours and with the Quick Charge pack in approximately 2 hours. The Zero Motorcycle is fast, quiet and has zero emissions.
After viewing the electric vehicles you can learn how to charge them with the sun at the solar carport in the Green Crossing exhibit, showcasing how ‘power from the sun’ can be used to charge full-use electric cars or motorcycles.
Wondering where else you can charge your electric vehicles? We will showcase a charger that has been installed privately in businesses across the Twin Cities as well as being added to the Innovation Corridor that runs from Minneapolis to St. Paul. You can test it out and see how easy it is to operate. No need to be worried about charging your electric vehicle because we’re becoming electric vehicle ready across the Twin Cities metro and many parts of Minnesota.
Additionally we will show you other ways to improve air quality and save money by biking or commuting via transit. It costs roughly $8,000 per year to own and operate an average car. Learn how to drive less often and save money on fuel and maintenance costs.