Electric Vehicle Fest(EV)al

Kristin Eggen, Communications Specialist

Electric vehicles (EVs) have long been of interest to those seeking to decrease fossil fuel dependency and generate power in their communities through renewable energy.  As the EV market grows in response to high fuel costs and clean transportation needs, we are excited about the clean, efficient transportation that EVs can and will offer.

From 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on June 2nd at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds you can learn, explore, meet, and celebrate electric vehicles at Fest(EV)al: Northeast Iowa’s Premier Electric Vehicle Festival.

Explore new electric vehicle models from Chevy, Ford, Honda, and more at the EV Expo, located inside the Danan Lansing Building. Outside, you’ll get to know EV owners and their vehicles and learn why they chose to drive electric.

Are you an EV owner who would like to bring your car to show others? Contact Energy Planner Joel Zook (joel@energydistrict.org) to register your EV for the local EV car show.

Northeast Iowa Community College will be present to talk about their auto program, which teaches it’s students about electric vehicle safety. Luther College’s Center for Sustainable Communities will host a workshop talking about Luther’s decision to go electric with the institutional fleet.

Dive deeper by attending a variety of EV workshops: EVs: a growing industry, Going Green with your Car, The Dollars and cents of EVs, EVs for institutions, and more. Visit the Fest(EV)al webpage for a complete schedule of workshops.

There will be activities for all ages including creating solar cars and learning about the history of electric vehicles through an interactive history timeline.

It’s not a festival without food! Stop by the Decorah Rotary brat fry for lunch and treat yourself to a milkshake from the Washington Prairie Peppers 4H club’s Moo-mobile stand.  This event is made possible by KAR Auto Group, 100.5 FM KDEC, Decorah Bank and Trust, and participating exhibitors.

We couldn’t pull this event off without support from our principal sponsors: KAR Auto Group, 100.5 FM KDEC, and Decorah Bank and Trust. Thank you.

See you at the Fest(EV)al!


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