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Ride and Drive Expo showcases latest in electric vehicle market

EXETER — Unitil Corporation teamed up with Clean Energy NH for an electric vehicle Ride and Drive Expo last weekend that attracted dozens of EV enthusiasts and put some curiosity seekers behind the wheel for the first time.

The free event held on June 4 at Unitil’s electric operations facility in Exeter was a unique opportunity for consumers to experience various makes and models of electric vehicles, learn more about the latest innovations in the EV industry, and even check out a range of electric bikes and scooters as well.

Unitil hosted the expo with Clean Energy NH, which manages Drive Electric NH – a coalition of public and private stakeholders that aims to raise awareness of the benefits of electric vehicles and the need to support charging infrastructure in New Hampshire.

Dealerships with vehicles on display – some of which were available for test drives – included Seacoast Volkswagen, McFarland Ford, Volvo Cars of Exeter and BMW of Stratham. EZ Electric Bikes & Scooters of Exeter, Revision Energy and Granite State Clean Cities Coalition also participated along with several owners who brought their personal electric vehicles and a Zero electric motorcycle for visitors to see firsthand.