Electric vehicle, sustainable transportation expo to be held Oct. 6

An electric vehicle expo will come to campus Friday, Oct. 6, hosted by Western Carolina University’s Office of Sustainability and Energy Management.

To be held from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the parking lot behind Reid Gymnasium, the expo will feature a demonstration of WCU’s new solar electric vehicle charging station and a chance to learn about sustainable transportation options. Guests will see the new self-driving Tesla, along with other EV makes and models, and be eligible for free giveaways. Lunch is available from WCU’s Dining Services P.O.D food truck.

Expo participants include Uber, Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition, Brightfield Transportation Solutions, Blue Ridge EV Club and WCU’s Eco CATS, Sustainable Energy Initiative and Office of Parking and Transportation.

More information is available by contacting Lauren Bishop, chief sustainability officer in WCU’s Office of Sustainability and Energy Management, at 828-227-3562 or lbishop@wcu.edu.