Bedford 2030 to Host Clean Ride and Drive Expo on October 2
Rich Hargrave at the owner’s corner displaying his Tesla Model Y
Bedford 2030 is hosting a free Clean Ride and Drive Expo to celebrate clean transportation on October 2, from noon to 3 p.m., at the Bedford Hills depot. Attendees will have the opportunity to check out the latest electric vehicle (EV) models, including the all-electric F-150 and the newly released Rivian. They will also get to step onto a fully electric school bus and an all-electric Bee-Line bus, meet local bike shops and learn from local EV owners—all while enjoying live music and delicious food.
“The expo will provide accessible information and actions we can all take to make the switch to clean, fossil-free transportation,” explains Bedford 2030 Program Director Mariah Okrongly. “Forty-eight percent of the greenhouse gas emissions polluting our community come from the transportation sector.”
Local car dealers will be showcasing the latest electric models from Ford, Volvo, Audi, Chevy and more. Attendees will have an opportunity to check out these clean-drive cars up close and personal; ask questions about range, cost and rebates; and learn how they compare to gas-powered models in terms of ride and performance.
“Our goal is to demonstrate the cost, environmental and performance benefits of today’s electric vehicle options, so when it’s time for someone to purchase or lease a new car, they will have all the information they need to make the switch to a fossil-free, clean-drive alternative,” says Okrongly.