Are you curious about EVs – Electric Vehicles? EV dealers and owners will be showing off their cars at the National Drive Electric Week event at Kukui Grove Center on Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Paul and Myra Deyden of Po‘ipū, Kaua‘i’s Drive Electric Week coordinators and EV owners said, “This is very exciting for us. Even if you’ve never thought about owning an EV, it’s a great opportunity to learn more about them. We think EVs are a great fit for Kaua‘i.”

The event will offer ride-and-drive opportunities and drivers can learn about the clean-air benefits and potential cost-savings of EVs.

Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) and the County of Kaua‘i are sponsoring the Drive Electric Week event to be held on the west side of the Kukui Grove Center parking lot fronting the highway. Aloha Kia and Kuhio Auto Group will have electric vehicles on-site for participants to test drive.

EV owners are encouraged to show off their cars and talk story with other owners as well as with drivers interested in learning more about the benefits of driving electric.

On September 9, Mayor Bernard Carvalho will present a proclamation that September 12-20, 2015 is National Drive Electric Week. “Electric vehicles help us to shift from petroleum to clean energy, reducing carbon emissions and strengthening our local economy at the same time,” he said.

Kaua‘i’s event is one of more than 150 events across the country.

Plug In America, the Sierra Club, Nissan Leaf and the Electric Auto Association are the national organizers.

To learn more about Kauai’s event visit https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=357.