The automobile and the internal combustion engine used to be synonymous, but in a sign of evolving technology this year’s San Diego International Auto Show opens Thursday with “EV Day.”
There are now 25 models of electric cars on sale in the United States, and show attendees at the San Diego Convention Center will be able to inspect and test drive examples from Kia, Volvo, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen and other makers.
San Diego Gas & Electric, which is sponsoring EV Day, will have experts on hand to explain the differences between PHEV, EV, PZWV, HDEV variants.
Informative “EV101” talks are scheduled throughout the day, every hour on the half hour from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
San Diego is considered a green transportation leader with 22,000 electric vehicles on its roads and one
of the highest per-capita electric vehicle ownership rates in the country.
EV Day runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday. The annual auto show continues through Monday. Admission is $15 for adults, with discounts for seniors, military and children.
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