Electric vehicles and exotic vehicles will take over downtown Guelph on Sunday, June 2.
The eMERGE EV (Electric Vehicle) Show and the 3rd Annual Downtown Guelph Exotic Car Show, both taking place on Sunday June 2 from noon to 4 p.m.
Everything from 16 cylinder gas powered exotic cars to zero-emission EVs will be spread out from St. George's Square to Carden Street in downtown Guelph.
The 3rd Annual Downtown Guelph Exotic Car Show, hosted by Prince Adventures Exotic Car Group on Carden Street and Wilson Street, will exhibit over 110 cars as they fundraise for Big Brothers Big Sisters Guelph, says a news release on the event.
Simultaneously, the eMERGE Guelph EV Show will host more than 30 EVs with their owners and dealers on hand to discuss with the EV curious. The EV show will have free test drives available, as well as an EV 101 seminar that will answer the most common questions for potential buyers.
“Thousands of cars are bought in Guelph every year. Switching to EVs swiftly cuts 25 per cent of annual household emissions,” says Evan Ferrari, executive director of eMERGE Guelph Sustainability, a nonprofit fighting climate change and hosts of the EV show.
“There will be something for everyone this weekend,” says Jamie Prince, Founder of Prince Adventures Exotic Car Group.
"Our 3rd annual show will be electrifying in its own way. Guelphites going green can check out the electric cars, but we know the red hot vehicles will be with us.” Prince adds that while it is relatively uncommon in the exotic community, a Porsche 918 hybrid vehicle was showcased in the 2018 show. This year, at least three exotic EVs will be featured.
Cross-promoting the two shows, explains Ferrari, is an excellent opportunity to speak to a broad audience, especially one that may not be initially receptive to climate change messaging.