COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- If you are thinking about switching your vehicle for an electric one then you might want to learn more about the pros and cons at the electric vehicle car show this weekend at Bass Pro Shops in Colorado Springs.
The organizer of the national event for the Colorado Springs area, Rob Bowers, has been driving his Chevy Bolt EV for about three years, and he says he wouldn't have it any other way.
"The beauty of electric vehicles is there is only a handful of moving parts, so very little to break down," said Bowers.
He says for someone like him who has a 130-mile commute almost daily, his electric vehicle has been a game changer, saving him up to $300 a month.
"The savings are incredible, not to mention I have only had to spend $100 on maintenance on the car if you will," added Bowers.
He also says it's easy to charge and even more so now that there are more than 100 charging stations across the Colorado Springs area.
For that reason, he wants the community to explore these vehicles and have direct conversations with electric vehicle owners about this cleaner lifestyle.
"It is super simple to maintain and inexpensive," added Bowers.
Across Southern Colorado, there are currently about 3,345 electric vehicles on the road.
This car show is just another effort to help the city foster and support the transition to zero-emission vehicles by 2030 to help enhance the air quality for current and future residents.
The event, Colorado Springs EV Club's EV Car Show will take place on Saturday, September 25 starting at 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Bass Pro Shops: 13012 Bass Pro Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80921.