Event: The Future of Personal Transportation, Today
October 19, 2014, Sunday, 1-3 PM
West Parking Ramp, 921 Ring Road, Coralville, Iowa
Located next to the new UIHC Clinics building off 1st Ave. Coralville, Iowa
At the Iowa River Landing shopping, dining and destination area
As a future of cleaner air, energy independence and home-grown renewable energy approaches, Iowans are beginning to consider the new crop of Electric Vehicles (EVs) appearing on our streets; cars like the Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 and Tesla Model S.
Modern Electric Vehicles provide effortless, instant acceleration, low energy costs (electricity is about one third of the cost of gasoline) and almost no routine maintenance required (no mufflers, oil changes, spark plugs, air filters, tune-ups or emissions controls of any kind).
Iowa is producing over 27% of its electricity (with more on the way) from wind energy and Iowans are taking advantage of both Federal and State incentives to install solar panels at their homes and businesses to make their own “car fuel”. Using electricity in our automobiles keeps fuel dollars in our local economy and builds sustainable jobs for Iowans.
On Sunday, October 19, you can meet local owners of these new cars. Ask about their practical day-to-day experience and take a test ride in these most modern of automobiles. This event is not affiliated with any dealer or corporate manufacturer. These are your neighbors sharing what they have learned about EVs and offering test rides in their own, personal vehicles.
Enter the parking ramp on ground level by the UIHC Clinics. Test rides and information sharing will be at the back of the UIHC ground level parking deck. While there, you can see some of the public Electric Vehicle charging stations installed from the forward planning of the City of Coralville.
When you attend this event, you can also enjoy the many options at the exciting, new Iowa River Landing destination area (iowariverlanding.com/), such as:
- Antique Car Museum of Iowa
- 30 Hop American Grill with craft beer and rooftop patio
- Backpocket Brewing
- Scratch cupcakery
- Waterstreet Coffee Bar
- Marriott Coralville Hotel … with many other options for dining and lodging
This event is promoted in cooperation with the City of Coralville and EV Iowa. EV Iowa is a group of local Iowa enthusiasts for Electric Vehicles; www.EVIowa.info.