The Michigan Electric Auto Association presents the Saline Summerfest Electric Vehicle Show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, in the Quantum Signal (former Union School) parking lot.
The show gives curious people a chance to learn about the new electric vehicles offered by many car companies. More than that, it gives people a chance ask electric vehicle owners important questions about daily use of the vehicles. How much money do you save in fuel? How long does it take to charge? What kind of limits do you face on road trips?
Saline resident Bruce Westlake is a member of the Michigan Electric Auto Association. He and his wife Linda TerHaar hown a 2016 Tesla Model X and a 2018 Tesla Model 3.
"We have not owned a gas-fueled car for the past 3 1/2 years and both of us would have trouble remembering how to pump gas," Westlake said.
This year the show will feature around 20 vehicles, including the whole family of Tesla cars (The Model S, Model X and Model 3), the Chevy Bolt, Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi I-MiEV, Smart EV and others.
Westlake said interest in electric vehicles continues to grow.
"The several shows we have done this year and the end of last year have shown a huge increase in people, not only from the early adopter crowd, but average car buyers with a lot of interest and serious questions about owning an electric vehicle," Westlake said. "With the availability for the first time of reasonably-priced alternatives to gas vehicles, people are weighing the pros and cons of going electric."
The Saline Summerfest EV show is an annual event sponsored by the Michigan Electric Auto Association (MEAA) a non-profit organization run by volunteers committed to paving the transition to electric transportation