Test drive your next car

Chairman of the VPC board, Paul Pimentel, in August of 2012, plugged his new Nissan Leaf into one of the four electric car charging stations under Cronig's solar canopy. — File photo by Ralph Stewart

Tisbury has declared Saturday, September 28, Electric Vehicle Plug-In Day. On that morning, from 9 am to 12:30 pm, the first Vineyard electric vehicle (EV) plug-in day sponsored by Vineyard Power, the nonprofit electric power co-operative, and Cronig’s Market, will take place under the solar canopies in the down-Island Cronig’s parking lot. The morning event is open to the public.

Visitors may test drive electric cars, including a Tesla, Nissan Leaf, and a Chevy Volt. There will be experts on hand to answer questions on charging stations, electric vehicles, and other forms of alternative transportation. Massachusetts Clean Cities co-coordinator Stephen Russell will answer questions on state EV incentives.