Forum: Converting Gas Vehicles to Electric

June 3, 2011

June 21, 2011 7pm-9pm Wayne Conservation District Office in 648 Park Street, Honesdale PA 18431


Fed up with the Pump?  Discover the Plug-in!

If gas and diesel prices are getting you down, convert your wheels to Electric!  SEEDS is offering a public forum about Electric Vehicle Conversion:  Tuesday, June 21, from 7 to 9 PM, at the Wayne Conservation District Office in Honesdale. Speakers who have been converting cars, trucks and tractors for years will be discussing how conversion works, how it’s done, what it costs, and what owning, operating and maintaining a plug-in is like.

Speakers will include:

•     Jenny Isaacs, whose nonprofit Bucks County Renewables sponsors EVC seminars & hands-on workshops through Bucks County Community College, and Brandon Hollinger, who operates BH Electrics, a professional conversion shop in Lancaster PA, will speak on converting ordinary gas vehicles to electric plug-in.

•     John Conway, automotive engineer and owner of Buzz Equipment of Sullivan County,  who also teaches at Sullivan County Community College, will speak on converting gas & diesel tractors and fleet vehicles

•     Margaret Bakker and Rob Lewis, from Shaverton, converted their Prius to plug-in 3 years ago and will share their experiences driving and maintaining their car.   They will also discuss environmental benefits of EVC.

“Converting from gas to electric plug-in is not cheap, especially since we have been living on subsidized gas for so long,” says Michele Sands, chair of SEEDS, Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support.  “This is one more approach SEEDS is exploring so that our community, and the planet, can be sustainable in the years ahead.”

The Wayne Conservation District is at 648 Park Street, Rt 6 West, across from the Wayne County Hospital.  The forum is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be available and free-will offering is welcome.  For more information one may call 570-224-0052.