Electric Vehicle Relay makes stop in Manchester

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New Hampshire Department of Transportation Commissioner Victoria Sheehan hands off the baton to Greg Kretschmar of the Morning Buzz at Energy Park – photo/Andrew Sylvia

MANCHESTER, NH – A small fleet of electric cars made a stop st Eversource’s Energy Park in the Millyard on Monday as part of the Charge Forward Electric Vehicle Relay.

Beginning in Colebrook on Monday morning, the tour wound its way through the Granite State, with stops in North Conway, Plymouth, Loudon and Concord, Manchester and Portsmouth accompanied by New Hampshire celebrities handing off a baton at each stop.

The event was designed to highlight New Hampshire as a place that welcomes tourists, residents and business owners who drive electric vehicles.

Briana Brand of Clean Energy NH says the event is the first-ever of its kind.

“We’re trying to showcase the diversity of electrical vehicle models and the different destinations that have electric charging stations across New Hampshire,” she said. “It’s been fabulous, we’ve had a really great reception at every site we’ve stopped at. A lot of private drivers have joined with us showing their support and everyone seems really excited.”

A crowd bids farewell to the caravan of electric cars – Photo/Andrew Sylvia

Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig praised the event’s organizers and Eversource for their show of support for electric vehicles.

“It’s important for all of us to work together to create a clean energy economy that can move us into the future while creating economic development that ensures that our environment for generations to come,” Craig said.

More information on the event and electric cars in New Hampshire can be found at the Drive Electric NH website.