With the nearest store more than 10 hours away in Quebec City, potential Tesla owners in Nova Scotia don’t have many options when it comes to test driving the electric vehicle before buying one.
Thanks to a partnership between CAA Atlantic and Next Ride, Nova Scotians can now get behind the wheel of a 2019 Tesla Model 3 for a free test drive.
Introduced on July 23 at a private event in Dartmouth, the Model 3 was purchased by CAA Atlantic to help raise awareness of EVs in the province, where they currently account for just 0.03% of all vehicle sales.
The Model 3 won’t only be used for test drives, with CAA Atlantic saying it will also be used for “light service duties on an emergency basis.”
Next Ride, a not-for-profit low carbon transportation initiative created to increase EV adoption, will be hosting several test drive events over the course of the summer.
But you don’t have to be a CAA Atlantic members to attend. Members of the public can also show up, or pre-book appointments online.
The next test drive events will be held on July 30th and 31st at CAA Burnside HQ at 330 John Savage Avenue in Dartmouth. Private 15-minute test drives at your home or work will also be available at a future date.
With COVID-19 protocols in place, those wanting to take part will have to sanitize their hands, wear a mask, and fill out a COVID-19 questionnaire with information for contact tracing purposes. The vehicle will also be sanitized after each use.
h/t [Electric Autonomy]