Casselberry to host Orlando's largest electric car show
The city of Casselberry will host the largest Metro-Orlando Electric Auto Showcase ever on Saturday as it celebrates the third annual National Drive Electric Day.
The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with more than 100 electric and hybrid cars on display at Lake Concord Park. Lake Concord Park is located at 127 Quail Pond Circle in Casselberry.
"People can look forward to the opportunity to learn about the advancements in electric transportation and how Central Florida is a national leader in this technology," said John Parker, senior environmental specialist for the Environmental Protection Division.
Visitors will learn from industry experts and vehicle owners, hear discussions from the utilities and charging station experts and be instructed on how to locate and use one of the more than 300 public, fast-charging stations.
Participants can also have the opportunity to test drive an electric car and see for themselves the benefits of owning or leasing one.
The event is family-friendly, a release states, with a splash pad play area and musical entertainment performed by Spitfire, a local band.
"In 2012 and 2013, the event was held at Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando," Parker said. "We outgrew that space and have partnered with the city of Casselberry and the Casselberry Farmer's Market for this year's event."
Casselberry will be one of nearly 100 cities nationwide hosting similar events to promote electric vehicles.