Electric vehicle owners and dealers will descend on Munn Park in downtown Lakeland on Saturday to provide information on these alternative ways of getting around without emitting greenhouse gases.
The event called Lakeland Drive Electric Day will occur from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ancient Islands Group of Florida Sierra is one of the local organizers.
This event is part of a nationwide series of events designed to promote electric vehicles as an alternative to traditional vehicles with internal combustion engines powered by gasoline or diesel.
Electric vehicles have fewer parts than conventional vehicles. That relative simplicity has been an issue in the current autoworkers strike because the manufacture of electric vehicles will require fewer workers.
The conversion to electric vehicles is one of a number of issues under discussion of ways to fight climate change.
A newly organized group called the Polk Clean Energy Alliance is trying to reach out to educate the public about these issues.
If your organization would like to hear a presentation, contact Kathie Sutherland at firstname.lastname@example.org