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Plug’n Drive introduces the EV experience at SWERVE event this September

Some technologies are made for entertainment; some are made to make our planet a better place. Electric vehicles are a huge step towards fighting climate change and making Canada a greener place—all while improving the driver experience for Canadians with new technologies like autonomous driving, rapid charging capabilities and futuristic designs.

Plug’n Drive has made it possible to test drive the future through electric vehicle test drives at the Nuclear Innovation Institute’s SWERVE event, a free public festival running from September 9 to 11 at the Southampton Coliseum.

Each of SWERVE’s exhibit pods and new technology encounters will invite visitors of all ages to experience a hands-on feel for how we will live, work and play in the future.

The “Drive the Future” exhibit pod will feature battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids to test drive, including a Volvo C40, KIA Sorento PHEV and Polestar 2.

Plug’n Drive’s EV Ambassadors will be onsite to answer any questions visitors might have about electric vehicles—and will accompany you on your test drive (but from the back passenger side seat to maintain as much physical distance as possible).

All test drives are on an appointment-only basis, so book yours today! Visit

Set a calendar reminder so you don’t miss out—the event takes place over three days at the Southampton Coliseum in Saugeen Shores, Ontario:

  • Friday, September 9 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

  • Saturday, September 10 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

  • Sunday, September 11 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

A first-of-its-kind event, SWERVE is supported by NII’s Founding Members, the Power Workers' Union and other partners committed to bringing unique STEM opportunities to Bruce, Grey, and Huron counties.

Stay tuned for other partnership announcements, contest news and more in the coming weeks leading up to the event—follow along at, on Instagram @NIIExplore and Facebook @OntarioNII.


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