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KAUKAUNA — Visitors to the Kaukauna Farmers Market Saturday will have a chance to get an up-close look at electric vehicles and learn more about their fast growing technology from their owners.

Drive Electric Wisconsin is hosting the event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022 at the Farmers Market at Hydro Park. The event is part of this year’s Drive Electric Week.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

VehicleRegistered
Tesla Model Y7
Tesla Model 34
Nissan Leaf (2018+)2
Tesla Model S2
Chevrolet Bolt1
Kia Niro Electric1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV1
Rivian R1T1
Tesla Model X1
Volkswagen ID.41
Volvo XC60 AWD PHEV1
11 Models22

Registered attendees report 833,440 electric miles driven.

National Drive Electric Week, Sep 23-Oct 2, 2022, is a nationwide celebration to raise awareness of the many benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more.

Just this week, all 50 states have received final approval to begin construction on a first nationwide network of EV charging stations that places one roughly every 50 miles along interstate highways, part of the Biden administration’s plan to spur widespread adoption of zero-emission cars, according to the Associated Press.



“Electric vehicles can provide a cleaner and greener transportation future that helps address health, environmental, workforce and economic disparities, particularly for underrepresented communities that have been severely impacted by pollution-emitting vehicles,” said Terry Travis, co-founder of EVHybridNoire. “National Drive Electric Week helps to realize that vision by providing a venue for people of all backgrounds to discover the EV experience.”

Drive Electric Wisconsin comprises representatives from Slipstream, WPPI Energy, Dane County, RENEW Wisconsin and Wisconsin Clean Cities. This initiative is made possible with financial support from the McKnight Foundation.

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.