Electric vehicles were the big newsmakers in last month’s Washington Auto Show, and it’s no surprise that they’re getting their own showcase this week in Tampa. The EV International Expo, a three day conference running February 21-23, focuses on informing the public about the benefits of electric vehicles.
“We’re not pushing anyone’s brand,” said Doug Mitchell, CEO of the Expo. “We’re bringing the whole of the technology to the public.”
With its flat terrain and warm weather, Florida seems tailor-made for battery-operated vehicles. Many charging stations have already been put in place around the state, and business can get tax credits for going green. “The infrastructure is here;” said Rob Keith, a marketing strategist working to promote the Expo. “You just need to create the demand.”
The EV International Expo is only $10 to attend, and registration is still open. For all you EV-lovers in Florida, it’s not too late to check out this event!