Submitted by Orcas Power and Light Cooperative.
Everyone is invited to the OPALCO EV Jamboree at the San Juan County Fairgrounds Wednesday, June 8, 3–6 p.m. to celebrate and explore electric vehicles of all types. There will be new EVs to test drive, electric bikes and scooters to ride around the Fairgrounds, electric tools to try out and lots of information to share!
Members with their own EVs are encouraged to bring them for show and tell – VIP parking and special swag for EV drivers. OPALCO staff will have free hot dogs (and veggie dogs) on the BBQ, lots of cool Island Way swag and fun activities for the whole family! The event is free and will be open from 3–6 p.m.
Electric vehicles are in high demand and in short supply throughout the nation. The OPALCO team has reached out to dealerships throughout the region including VW, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Rivian, Mercedes, Audi and BMW. Big thanks to the dealerships that are working with us to get cars to the event and, although it’s hard to know what they’ll have on the lot June 8, it’s likely that we will have the Volkwagen ID.4, Kia EV6 and Mustang MachE. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for the all-electric Ford F150, which is now available, but in short supply.
Electric bikes are a fun and efficient way to get around fossil-free – and a great way to get a new perspective on the beauty of your home island. Thanks to Suzie’s Mopeds, Gilligans Island Style eBikes and Cycle San Juans, there will be all kinds of electric bikes and scooters on hand to try out at the Fairgrounds.
Harbor Rental and Saw Shop will be on hand to demonstrate electric tools for the home and garden and Oak Knoll Farm will have a pen of lambs set up on the lawn for families to visit. Adam Greene and Oak Knoll are grazing their sheep on the new Bailer Hill Microgrid project site where the next Community Solar array will be constructed later this year. Ask Adam or the OPALCO staff about all the benefits of Agro-Solar!
If you’re interested in electric vehicles, come to the EV jamboree and check out www.opalco.com/EVs.