Celebrate new electric transportation that can be powered by the sun at the annual SunCARnival Saturday, June 8, 1 to 5 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in South Burlington. Hosted by SunCommon and Drive Electric Vermont to raise awareness about electric vehicle options, industry developments and the vision of a fossil fuel-free driving future. 

Tesla, Chevy, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Volvo, Mitsubishi, Audi, Subaru, BMW, Toyota and others all have new models of electric vehicles and plug in hybrid electric vehicles available in 2019, according to SunCommon. At least 15 different models will be available at the event for attendees to get a close-up look and drive one or take a ride. 

A free event for the whole family, there will also be e-bikes, electric lawn equipment and live music from Red Hot Juba, along with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, SunCommon’s solar-powered bounce house and yard games.

“We are excited that SunCommon chose South Burlington to host this fun event, and we are looking forward to sharing our energy enthusiasm and answering questions from visitors,” said Keith Epstein of the South Burlington Energy Committee. “It’s going to be lots of fun and I’m sure everyone will discover something interesting.”

Energy committee members will be on hand at the SunCARnival. They invite residents to stop by and learn what the committee has been doing and get their energy questions answered.

In addition, electrical vehicle advocacy groups will be there to share information about the rebates and incentives that are available for electric vehicles and also for solar. 

“Last, but certainly not least, is that this event is to celebrate a healthy planet,” said Jake Elliott, impact partnerships manager at SunCommon. “About 45 percent of carbon emissions statewide come from the transportation sector. Electric vehicles are an imperative for a more sustainable future.

“We are in the midst of a very exciting energy transformation, with new technologies on the market that provide our needs with much less environmental impact than older methods,” Elliott said. “Things are changing fast, so come experience your future.”

For more information, visit suncommon.com/vt/suncarnival.

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