Test Drive Electric Vehicles & Bikes in Quincy 10/25!

            Amanda Linehan
Communications Manager, MAPC


For Immediate Release: Monday, October 23, 2017

Test Drive Electric Vehicles & Bikes in Quincy 10/25!

Ride-and-Drive Event, Open to Public, Features E-Vehicles and E-Bikes from 11am-2pm @ Quincy Marriott

Quincy – Have you been curious to try out an electric car or bike, but didn’t know where to start? Come experience a variety of EVs this week at a special event in Quincy!

Join the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) this Wednesday, October 25, 2017, for a special “Ride and Drive” event showcasing a variety of electric cars and e-bikes for test drive.

The free event, co-sponsored by DOER, Massachusetts Clean Cities and Mass Drive Clean, will feature a Chevy Bolt, Chevy Volt, Ford  Fusion Energi, Ford C Max Energi and a FiField E-Bike, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Quincy Marriott parking lot, located at 1000 Marriott Drive in Quincy, MA. The hotel is within walking distance of the Quincy Adams MBTA station (.8 miles) and the office park operates a free shuttle from the train to the hotel.

The test drive event will also feature information on the clean-air and cost-saving benefits of e-vehicles, and will include literature on state and federal rebates available to consumers who purchase electric cars and bikes, including tax credits and rebates and local discounts. Consumers who switch from combustion to electric vehicles can expect to save between $700 and $1,000 in gas money each year, and may reduce their carbon footprint by up to 60 percent.

The Ride and Drive takes place immediately following MAPC’s Fall Meeting, featuring a special panel on innovate mobility with special guests from Reach Strategies, Optimus Rides, the City of Boston and DOER. The MAPC Meeting, starting at 9:30 a.m. in the Marriott ballroom, is also free and open to the public and will offer a continental breakfast.

Rain or shine test drives are first come, first served with a valid driver’s license.

For more information, contact Alison Felix at MAPC at afelix@mapc.org or 617-933-0742.


MAPC is the regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in Greater Boston. For more about MAPC, visit mapc.org.