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Cranberry Township electrified by car show

September 21, 2019 Digital Media Exclusive

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Butler County residents take a look at the vehicles displayed during Cranberry Township's Go Green Electric Car Show on Saturday.

CRANBERRY TWP — An electric armada of vehicles wheeled into town Saturday afternoon for a mostly quiet car show.

Gone were the roaring engines and billowing fumes of typical, combustion-engine powered car shows. At the sixth annual Go Green Electric Car Show, visitors walked down rows of cars taking peeks under their hoods — but in this show, many of the cars only had storage space beneath the hoods.

The event arrived at the tail end of National Drive Electric Week. It's come a long way since its first year, according to organizer Lou Hancherick, when only two cars were on display.

This year's show featured 47 registered vehicles, plus several cars and drivers, who showed up to display.

Hancherick, a member of Marcellus Outreach Butler, said he supports electric cars in large part due to environmental reasons.

“It uses less fossil fuels,” Hancherick said. “We're trying to fight climate change here, and transportation is a big driver of climate change.”

Read more in Monday's Butler Eagle.

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