Madison, NJ – On Thursday, November 5, the eye-catching cars parked outside Sunday Motor Co. Café in Madison won’t be gas guzzlers. Owner Nick Vorderman is partnering with the Environmental Commissions of Madison, Chatham Borough and Chatham Township to host an EV Expo from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.
Area car dealers will showcase their latest EV models and residents will share their experiences driving hot-off-the-assembly line models that include Tesla, Porsche, Chevrolet and Volvo.
“I love cars; I love racing,” says Vorderman. “It’s clear to me that EVs are the future—no doubt about it,” continued Vorderman.
He points out that EV prices are coming down, technology is improving—and New Jersey is offering $5000 rebates on all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Madison Mayor Robert H. Conley says that his town is very aware that the EV future is coming. “Together with the NJ DEP It Pay$ To Plug In grant, we’re in the process of installing 10 EV charging stations strategically placed throughout Madison, with the hopes of more to be installed in the near future,” says Conley. The Chatham’s have plans to install additional charging stations.
Jessica Romeo of the Chatham Environmental Commission notes that Governor Murphy has committed to getting 330,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2025. “He’s doing an aggressive push to reduce transportation emissions by 87% by 2050,” says Romeo. Currently transportation accounts for 42% of New Jersey’s carbon emissions.
Torri Van Wie of the Chatham Borough Environmental Commission will support the EV Expo by bringing two plug-in hybrids—a Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and BMW X5 eDrive. “I love performance in a car,” says Van Wie. “And, I’m an environmentalist. My hybrids let me have both.”
The Sunday Motor Co. Cafe is located at 27 Kings Road, Madison. During the EV Expo it will serve a full menu and offer both indoor and outdoor seating.