On Monday, December 14th, 14 Frost Valley staff members attended an educational presentation by Barry Carr from Clean Cities of Central New York and Don Winner from Johnston’s Toyota. Both Barry and Don educated the group on the electric car industry, including the different electric vehicles on the market, the various types of charging stations, and the incentives associated with owning an electric car. They also discussed how to host a charging station in your place of business.

After hearing about all they had to offer, Frost Valley staff had the opportunity to test drive two electric cars currently on the market, the Tesla Model X and the Toyota Prius Prime. While driving the cars, staff noticed that the biggest difference was the ton of acceleration they felt when speeding up.   Staff learned that this is due to the lack of transmission in electric cars. Therefore, the car does not need to shift and the pick up is a lot smoother.

Many charging stations found around the country today are known as Smart Chargers which can choose the best time to charge your car so it is least expensive for the host site.

Thanks to Barry and Don, participants walked away from the presentation more knowledgeable about how beneficial electric cars can be for them as well as the environment. We are excited to be a part of this movement in the car industry and offer two Level 2 electric vehicle-charging stations available for registered guests and staff at our Main Camp location.

 

 

Fun Fact: 80% of electric car charging occurs at home and 13% occurs at work.

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Frost Valley YMCA is a 5,500-acre, year-round camp - There's something for everyone here in the Valley. From group and family retreats to sleepaway camps to horse camps to teambuilding, we've got you covered. School groups love taking a three-night field trip to explore the natural world and learn about the environment and their classmates. Family weekends are the perfect getaway for the young and the young at heart. Teambuilding retreats afford corporate, collegiate, religious, and other groups the opportunity to challenge themselves and effectively work toward common goals. In the summertime we're where kids and teens gain independence, explore the world, and make lifelong friends through various camps such as traditional sleepaway camp, farm camp, horse camp, adventure trips, Bear Grylls Survival camp, and day camp. Call (845)985-2291 or email info@frostvalley.org to learn more today!

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