OPALCO’s EV Jamboree takes place on Wednesday

Posted June 6, 2022 at 10:55 am by

OPALCO shares news about this week’s EV Jam­boree, which takes place on Wednes­day after­noon at the Fairgrounds.

Every­one is invit­ed to the OPALCO EV Jam­boree at the San Juan Coun­ty Fair­grounds on Wednes­day, June 8 to cel­e­brate and explore elec­tric vehi­cles of all types. There will be new EVs to test dri­ve, elec­tric bikes and scoot­ers to ride around the Fair­grounds, elec­tric tools to try out, and lots of infor­ma­tion to share.

Mem­bers with their own EVs are encour­aged to bring them for show and tell – there will be VIP park­ing and spe­cial swag for EV dri­vers. OPALCO staff will have free hot dogs (and veg­gie dogs) on the BBQ, lots of Island Way swag, and fun activ­i­ties for the whole fam­i­ly. The event is free and will be open from 3 to 6 p.m.

Elec­tric vehi­cles are in high demand and short sup­ply through­out the nation. The OPALCO team has reached out to deal­er­ships through­out the region includ­ing VW, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Nis­san, Riv­ian, Mer­cedes, Audi and BMW. Although it’s hard to know what they’ll have on the lot on June 8, it’s like­ly that we will have the Volk­wa­gen ID.4, Kia EV6, and Mus­tang MachE. We’re keep­ing our fin­gers crossed for the all elec­tric Ford F150, which is now avail­able, but in short supply.

Elec­tric bikes are a fun and effi­cient way to get around fos­sil free – and a great way to get a new per­spec­tive on the beau­ty of your home island. Thanks to Suzie’s Mope­ds, Gilli­gans Island Style E‑Bike Rentals and Cycle San Juans, there will be all kinds of elec­tric bikes and scoot­ers on hand to try out at the Fairgrounds.

Har­bor Rental and Saw Shop will be on hand to demon­strate elec­tric tools for the home and gar­den, and Oak Knoll Farm will have a pen of lambs set up on the lawn for fam­i­lies to vis­it with. Adam Greene and Oak Knoll are graz­ing their sheep on the new Bail­er Hill Micro­grid project site where the next Com­mu­ni­ty Solar array will be con­struct­ed lat­er this year. Ask Adam or the OPALCO staff about all the ben­e­fits of Agro-Solar.

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