The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and the California Center for Sustainable Energy are partnering together for a free electric vehicle workshop.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the latest in electric-vehicle technology, talk to electric-vehicle owners and find out about valuable rebates for their purchase at the workshop.
During the workshop District representatives will provide information about the new Drive Clean! Rebate program, which offers up to $3,000 for the purchase of selected electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Additional rebates are available through the California Air Resources Board's Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, administered by CCSE, a San Diego-based nonprofit organization that conducts workshops throughout the state to educate the public about the benefits of electric-vehicle ownership. Even further incentives are available through federal government and electric vehicle buyers could qualify for up to $13,000 in incentives.
"Besides the obvious benefits of cleaner air for the Valley, imagine never having to buy gas for your vehicle again," said Todd DeYoung, manager of the Air District's grants program.
The workshop is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Valley Air District's Modesto office at 4800 Enterprise Way.
On the agenda are presentations by representatives of the Valley Air District, CCSE, the Modesto Irrigation District and a drivers' panel to answer questions and share their experiences as electric-vehicle owners.
Lunch will be provided after the presentations, and attendees will have the opportunity to test drive some of the electric vehicles on display, including the Nissan LEAF, Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Chevy Volt.
Pre-registration is required at: www.energycenter.org/cvrp-events.