Brevard Co. event highlights selling points of electric cars – Bay News 9

Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2015

National Drive Electric Week is wrapping up, but not before a big event Saturday in Brevard County.

The Space Coast Electric Vehicle Drivers club is showing off a variety of electric and hybrid vehicles as a part of a car show.

The club says its goal is to get people interested in battery-powered plug-in vehicles.

A recent drop in gas prices hasn’t made it easy. Sales of electric vehicles just had one of its worst months on record in August.

Higher costs and a lot of uncertainty about them are the big issues facing electric cars.

That’s why this car show is planned for Saturday, to address any plug-in car concerns and to show off their benefits.

“Even if your electricity is coming from a coal-fired plant, you’re still making less CO2 than gasoline because of the shear efficiency of electric motors,” said Josh Pritt with the Space Coast Electric Vehicle Drivers club.

During the event, you can take a test drive or ride.

It runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the David R. Schechter Community Center in Satellite Beach.

NASA will even have its first electric vehicle, the moon buggy, on hand.

Lawmakers in Tallahassee are also trying to attract electric vehicle makers to the Space Coast, hoping they can use Brevard County’s skilled aerospace workers to make the next generation of battery-powered cars in Florida.

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