EV Expo to be held Nov. 5 at Sunday Motor Co. Cafe

On 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 on Thursday, November 5 from 2 to 4 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 Teslas, Porches, Chevrolets and Volvos. 

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“I love cars; I love racing,” says Nick. “It’s clear to me that EVs are the future—no doubt about it.”  

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. 

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,” Romeo said.. "Currently, transportation accounts for 42% of New Jersey’s carbon emissions."

Madison Mayor Robert Conley says that his town is very aware that the EV future is coming. “We’re installing 10 EV charging stations in our public parking lots,” says Conley.  “The Chathams have additional charging stations in the works. 

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,” she says. “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.