Event at Point Defiance Zoo to feature electric vehicle rides
November 2, 2017  David Rose


What do polar bears and electric vehicles have in common? They will both be
on display at a cool event at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium between 10
a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4. There is one difference between them:
You can’t take a ride on a polar bear! You can zip around in a new electric
vehicle during a test drive though. 

The Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive Event will take place during the zoo’s
Chillin’ with Polar Bears weekend. Test drives and rides will be first-come,
first-served and there will be numerous electric vehicles from BMW,
Mini-Cooper, Ford, Chevy and other car manufacturers. Participants must be
over 21 and show a valid driver’s license to test drive a vehicle. The event
is free and will be located just outside the main entrance of the Point
Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

The Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive Event, hosted by Tacoma Public
Utilities, encourages people to reduce vehicle emissions and shrink their
carbon footprint to limit the impacts of climate change. “Helping people
learn how to reduce their carbon footprints fits well with the mission of
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium,” said Conservation Engagement Manager Karen

A team of electric vehicle experts will answer questions about everything
from how to charge an electric vehicle to the carbon and fuel cost reduction
benefits of going electric. Visitors can also pick up free energy
conservation tips, and participate in family-friendly activities to learn
about habitat and climate protection.

“We support electric vehicles because they are a clean alternative to
traditional vehicles – especially when the electricity that fuels them comes
from renewables like the hydroelectricity Tacoma Power provides its
customers,” said Tacoma Power Superintendent Chris Robinson.
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