Westport celebrated “Greenday” — actually “Greenweekend” — with festivities at Wakeman Town Farm, WeGreen awards, Earthplace nature walks and much more.
Including the 3rd annual Electric Vehicle Rally.
A hybrid BMW i8 drew many admiring glances.
Several dozen EVs — and their drivers, navigators and admirers — assembled at the train station. They compared EV notes, munched on free food from Steam (quaint imagery there, no?), then embarked on a silent ride to Wilton.
Robin Tauck (center) lent selectmen Jim Marpe and Avi Kaner (left) her 2 electric vehicles last year. Kaner liked driving it so much, he bought this Tesla S P85D. It goes from 0 to 60 in 3.1 seconds (not that anyone does that on local roads). On the right is Westport Electric Car Club president Leo Cirino.
PS: The weather was perfect all weekend long. Despite all we’ve done to her, Mother Nature threw us a bone.
Two of the clever license plates seen at the Electric Vehicle Rally today.
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