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National Drive Electric Week: Models Showcased in Boise

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Thursday, September 17, 2015   

BOISE, Idaho – Idahoans can learn about the nuts and bolts of electric cars this weekend as part of National Drive Electric Week.

Cars, bicycles and some homemade options will be on display Sunday at the MK Nature Center in Boise.

Reed Burkholder will be there with his Nissan Leaf, which he has owned about two years. He'll even let people take a test drive.

Burkholder says although gas prices are low right now, he's still saving money.

"If I can drive my electric on a $13-a month fuel bill, gasoline can't compete with that,” he points out. “Not at any price. "

Car owners will be available to answer questions about how they incorporate electric vehicles into their households.

For example, Burkholder says his family has two cars. The electric car is for running around town and regular errands, and he has a larger gasoline-powered car for road trips and when his family needs more space.

Zack Waterman is director of the Idaho chapter of the Sierra Club, which is hosting the event. He says electric transportation options have to be part of the solution for reducing carbon pollution.

"To really tackle the climate problem, you have to look at the transportation side,” he states. “And we think electric vehicles are a huge opportunity to not only reduce our carbon emissions but keep pollution out of the air here in the Treasure Valley."

The event also will demonstrate how an electric car could be charged with rooftop solar panels, instead of a regular outlet.





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