Most road rallies start with vroooooming engines.
But electric vehicles are silent. So when 1st Selectman Jim Marpe and Westport Electric Car Club president Leo Cirino waved checkered flags to begin this morning’s 2nd annual Electric Car rally at the Saugatuck train station, engines were very, very quiet.
The air was filled instead with music, and the excitement of a much more environmentally intelligent future.
EV owners are a proud, enthusiastic, sometimes proselytizing bunch.
They, their co-pilots and hangers-on munched on free muffins from Steam. They discussed “range anxiety,” and shared charging tips.
They studied 4 pages of intentionally vague directions, for their 40-mile jaunt through Fairfield County.
And then they were off.
Very, very quietly.