What seemed like something on the horizon in the past is now right on our doorstep, and as National Drive Electric Week kicks off, this has never been as obvious as now.
The week celebrates all-electric vehicles and their enthusiasts throughout the country, including those located in and around Swift Current.
A meetup was held yesterday afternoon for those who appreciate and own electric vehicles at the Superior Tech store located in Swift Current.
Around seven cars were present at the event, showcasing a wide range of electric vehicles, from self-driving Teslas, to a Porche modified to run on an electric engine.
Lloyd Fehr, the owner of Superior Tech, host of the event, and owner of two electric cars, said that electric vehicles are becoming more and more common as they become more accessible to drive and operate.
"These cars get 400 kilometers per tank I guess, which gets us to any major centres there are over 40 chargers in Saskatchewan, to talk about the rate of expansion, last year there were 20, so it has doubled in one year."
Fehr also said that in the near future, a Tesla Supercharger may be scheduled to be installed in the city to charge cars faster.
Fehr is also the owner of the aforementioned electric Porche, and said that being new to electric vehicles, he learned how to make one through YouTube videos.
"This was trial by error, I watched a lot of YouTube videos, and that's what you need, If you watch YouTube videos, you can build one of these."