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Electric Vehicle (EV) Ride & Drive Event

EV Ride & Drive Event 2018

WHAT: Dozens of electric vehicle drivers and enthusiasts will share their experience owning an electric vehicle (EV) during Bemidji’s 2nd annual Ride & Drive Event.  EV owners will be in attendance to highlight the benefits and cost-savings of electric cars during the event. The event is part of the fifth annual National Drive Electric Week.

Bemidji’s event is one of more than 280 across the country (and around the world) where electric vehicle owners and their neighbors will hold electric car parades, “tailpipe-free” tailgate parties, recognition of leaders promoting EVs, launches of new public EV charging stations and other public events.

Come out and test drive BEC’s Chevy Bolt or Ottertail Power Co.’s Chevy Volt, enjoy refreshments and snack while you learn more about the features and benefits of owning an electric vehicle from real electric vehicle owners. Learn about the EV charging infrastructure along with details about EV programs at Beltrami Electric Cooperative and Ottertail Power Company.


WHEN: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.


WHERE: Beltrami Electric Cooperative, 4111 Technology Drive NW, Bemidji
Event will be held near Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, south of BEC’s main office


Beltrami Electric Cooperative has partnered with Minnkota Power Cooperative and Ottertail Power Company in organizing this FREE Ride & Drive Event.  


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