WINDSOR, ON. MAY 25, 2019. — The EV Society Windsor Essex held a gathering on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the RET-Center in Windsor for electric vehicle enthusiasts. Eugene Jemison of Michigan is shown with his Tesla S 90 D during the event.
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The EV Society Windsor-Essex hosted its 10th annual electric vehicle meet-up Saturday afternoon — bringing together a mix of EV “fanatics.”“We’re here as EV owners and advocates just to kind of promote the idea to speed up the adoption of EVs,” said EV Society chapter president Pino Mastroianni.The event drew electric cars and advocates from Windsor-Essex and beyond to the Renewable Energy Technology Center on Kildare Road, to learn about each other’s cars and driving EVs or plug-in hybrids.“You get a few people coming in from the general public asking questions,” Mastroianni said. “We love to answer the questions and share with everyone why they’re a great choice.”
The EV Society Windsor Essex held a gathering on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at the RET-Center in Windsor for electric vehicle enthusiasts. A charger for an electric vehicle is shown during the event.
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Eugene Jemison of Farmington Hills Michigan made the trip across the border for the meet-up driving a Tesla S 90 D — a retirement gift to himself.“I have the autopilot and all that good stuff on it,” he said. “When I go on the freeway I put it on and just relax and it just drives and when I get there I’m not as nervous — I love it myself”Jemison said he prefers the EV for both personal and environmental reasons. He’s taken the Tesla on a few long trips to Utah and Florida, and as far as charging while on the road goes, the car has that covered.“I just hit the supercharge,” he said. “I hit the computer on there and it shows me where I have to stop at, how long I have to charge for and everything.”Related
Klaus Dohring operates the RET-center and played host to the event keen on clean transportation.“I see clean transportation as a subset of clean energy overall,” he said. “My focus is clean energy so we are very friendly to electric transportation.”Dohring said the event has developed over its 10 years as the electric vehicle industry has grown. More people are making the switch, showcasing a greater variety of cars than in previous years.Some of the electric and hybrid cars this year included a Hyundai IONIQ, Chrysler Pacifica, Nisson Leaf, Tesla Model 3, Kia Soul, Chevrolet Bolt and a Tesla Model S.“They’re great options for most families and we’re just fanatics of our cars,” Mastroianni said. “And we also like to help the environment at the same time.”email@example.com