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Letter: Learn More About Electric Cars, Bikes

To the Editor:

Electric vehicle use and availability are increasing throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. EVs produce much less carbon than gas-powered cars, at an equivalent fuel price of about $1 per gallon.

You can learn more about and test drive EVs at the Upper Valley Electric Vehicle Demonstration and Forum May 15 at the Montshire Museum of Science, in Norwich.

From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., electric cars will be on display. Several of the cars, as well as electric bikes from Zoombike and the Solar Electric Cargo Bike, will be available for test drives. The Dartmouth Formula Racing team’s EV, which took first place in the electric vehicle division race for the second year in a row, will also be on display.

At 7 p.m., we will move inside to the Porter Community Room for a presentation by Dave Roberts of Drive Electric Vermont — — followed by a discussion with EV owners and dealers until 8 pm. Stop by, listen to the latest EV news, talk to the owners, and take a test ride!

The event is organized by the Upper Valley Sierra Club and Sustainable Energy Resource Group and co-sponsored by the Montshire Museum of Science. For more information, contact or Bob Walker (, 802-785-4126) or Karl Kemnitzer (

Bob Walker

Sustainable Energy Resource Group

Thetford Center