It’s National Drive Electric Week, “a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles.”
We’re proud to have a Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging station at our Gilsland Farm headquarters — and are pleased to see how much the two chargers are used by visitors to the wildlife sanctuary. Electric vehicles reduce carbon emissions, which helps to mitigate the effects of climate change on Maine’s wildlife and habitat.
If you drive electric, stop by Gilsland Farm this week and take a walk while your vehicle charges up! On your way in, you’ll spot our six solar arrays mounted on trackers, which together with arrays on the Visitor Center building comprise 168 panels capable of producing 74,000 kWh annually — helping provide the electricity available through our EV charging station.
Among the events in Maine bringing awareness to electric vehicles this week is this one on September 14 at L.L. Bean, where they are also celebrating their 16 new EV chargers.