“We’ll be showcasing some of the museum’s vintage EVs, along with the newest modern electric cars, including the BYD e6 from China,” says Tyrrell. “We’re debuting it here; it’s the first time one’s been seen in the states outside of California.” The museum pieces range from a 1916 Detroit Electric Opera Coupe to a 1976 Sebring Vanguard CitiCar; you can also kick the tires on more than a dozen new EV models and even take a test drive in the aforementioned Leaf.
Charging-station vendors will be on hand to answer questions, the jazz-fusion quartet Stephen Angus and the DNA Project will provide tunes, and the Basic Kneads pizza truck will be slinging dough from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside of the Forney, 4303 Brighton Boulevard. Admission is free — not a bad price to pay for the privilege of checking out today’s EVs without being pressured by a salesman — and the museum will be offering a $2 discount if you’d like to go inside and look around. Visit pluginday.org or www.forneymuseum.org for details.
Sun., Sept. 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 2012