Electric vehicles (EVs) are a vital component of the future of driving. Even if, as we dearly hope is the case, internal combustion engines never go the way of the Pinto, the availability of low-emission electric vehicles will be critical to meeting national and global benchmarks for emissions. So if you want to see what all the EV fuss is about, we recommend dropping by one of our favorite new annual events: the Southern Oregon Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Show, hosted by the Ashland Lions Club and sponsored by Butler Automotive!
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum in Ashland has been hosting this event since its inception, and we’ve had the pleasure of showing cars for the last two years. This year, we’ve stepped our sponsorship game up, as every year the Electric and Hybrid show gets bigger, and every year our dealerships’ electric, plug-in hybrid (PHEV,) and hybrid inventory gets more impressive. For the first time, we’ll be able to have cars from three of our dealerships in attendance.
Thanks to the hard work of the local Lions chapter and the ScienceWorks team, the Southern Oregon EV show is well-staffed and well attended; families will be pleased by the food and free bottled water, and consumers interested in learning more about EVs, from cars to ATVs to bicycles, will find the region’s most passionate fans and experts in attendance.
The guest of honor? Although every year sees its fair share of Teslas and other high-end EVs in attendance, the real star of the show never changes: Lions community leader Pete Jorgensen’s 1958 Nash Metropolitan, which he has converted into a pure-electric beauty.
Seriously, if you’re on the fence about making it out to ScienceWorks, just look at this:
The Southern Oregon Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Show (SOEHVS?) runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 10th. We hope to see you there, and don’t forget your sunscreen!