The weather was great for the Electrify Sarasota Earth Day celebration at the Florida House Institute. The 45 registered EV owners, half of which owned Teslas, reported 1,087,983 electric miles driven.
Our club member Zach Sharek was featured on local news.
Electric Vehicle expo in Sarasota
About 8 years ago, when Zach was a precocious 11-year old, he and his dad Chris Sharek, also a club member, were the first early adopters and vocal EV advocates in Sarasota. At the time Chris had just purchased a Chevy Volt and the two of them would give impromptu talks to the public on the virtues of going electric. I recall how young Zach would earnestly explain how he was going to take really good care of his dad’s Volt because when he reached driving age it would be his. A few years ago, Chris purchased his Tesla Model S and sure enough Zach inherited the Volt. How time flies, but it was so good to see them still both at this event in their respective EVs!
Here's some photos of the event and of a little club meet-up we had after the Earth Day event at a great local pizzeria.