National Drive Electric Week Event - Binghamton!

“This post is sponsored by Kia Motors America; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are our own.”

National Drive Electric Week is this week and Triple Cities Makerspace is hosting a local event for the Greater Binghamton Area, featuring the KIA Soul EV. If you have ever had any interest in learning more about Electric Cars, this event is for you.

They will have test drives, static displays, hands on activities, and much more. Also expected is participation from local car dealerships, car owners, there is an opportunity for local EV enthusiasts, DIY’ers, and auto dealers to showcase pure electric vehicles as well as plug-in hybrids to the public in a relaxed open venue free of manufacturer, technical, or political bias.

Also expected is participation from renewable energy companies, utility companies, and anyone else that is part of the electric vehicle eco-system.

The goal of this Triple Cities Makerspace event is to get people excited about modern EV’s and Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles while giving them the opportunity to get up close and personal with them, as well as allowing test drives in some cases. It’s also a chance to help inform the public about electric vehicles, like any new technology there are still some prevalent misconceptions and lots of questions that the public has. 

The Kia Soul EV is an all-electric vehicle, meaning that it is 100% electric and 100% gas free. As one of the most practical and compelling EV’s in the market, this compact five passenger, five door vehicle is steering consumers towards a green lifestyle and offsetting our carbon footprint. This is a great lifestyle choice for green conscious families and ­­individuals wanting to be Eco friendly during their daily commute or while running errands. Check out the Kia Soul EV and find out what it’s like to live fully electric!

If you'd like to go:

Saturday, September 10, 2016  
Triple Cities Makerspace  
362 State Street  
Binghamton, NY 13901

Some fun facts about these types of vehicles:

Fully electric vehicles can lead to a drastic change of habits and spending from gas guzzling vehicles. Kia used an increased range of bio-based materials in order to stay true to the car’s green philosophy. It can be recharged by plugging the car into a standard household outlet– same one you’d use to charge your phone!

The Soul EV is the first car ever manufactured to feature a true “driver-only” ventilation system. By pressing a button on the dashboard marked “driver-only”, the driver can simply switch off dashboard and foot well ventilation to other passengers to save on energy.
No range anxiety here! (No worries about Battery Life either). On average the Soul EV will take you about 90 miles on one charge! Did you know that 95% of US drivers’ commute is under 40 miles and the average commute is only 13.6 miles? The Soul EV qualifies for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 depending on the state you live in!

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