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Electric Vehicle owners put on a show to kick off National Drive Electric Week

Electric vehicle show in the Channel...

OXNARD, Calif. - People who have already bought and enjoyed electric cars parked them in the Channel Islands Harbor on Sunday to put on an EV car show.

The show coincided with the start of National Drive Electric Week.

Richard Hugo of Carpinteria turned a 1967 Volkswagan bug into an EV.

He took it to the car show for the second year in a row to share the improvements he made.

He also owns a Tesla.

Cathy Bullard showed off her Nissan Leaf.

She said she uses it to commute to work and enjoys saving on gasoline.

Mike Creer of Camarillo drives an electric BMW from Steve Thomas BMW in Camarillo.

He said the car show gives potential customers a chance to test drive EVs with their owners and no pressure.

Heather Hochrein and Shannon Walker were also on hand to sign people up for EVmatch.com.

While they were in grad school at UCSB, they came up with an idea that offers EV drivers a place to charge and make money by hosting charging locations.

Their start-up received kickstarter funding from a Boulder, Colorado company.

While some consider the EVs climate change solutions, others consider them just cars of the future.

For more information visit driveelectricweek.org and


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