Archive for August, 2012
In early August, Heritage Toyota Scion was part of an electric vehicle demonstration at the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation in Burlington, Vermont. VEIC invited a handful of local dealerships with electric vehicle options with the goal of educating the public on the EVs available, how to make the switch to electric, and how to maintain an EV.
Salesperson, Mason Maltais , and shop foreman, Ryan Holland answered questions on two Prius Plug-ins provided by Heritage Toyota Scion. Other EVs on display included the Chevrolet Volt provided by Shearer Chevrolet, Nissan Leaf from Freedom Nissan, Mitsubishi i from Burlington Mitsubishi, and a Tesla Roadster from a Vermont resident’s personal collection.
Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger were among the crowd of over 200 people who attended the event. Although it was scorching hot outside, the attendants stayed cool with free scoops from Ben & Jerry’s, and air conditioned test drives.
VEIC hosted a great informational event and we’re glad to have participated.
If you’ve been around our South Burlington stores in recent weeks, you’ve noticed the amazing progress on the new Toyota service and parts building, slated to open in mid-September.
On the outside, the new building is getting the fullToyotatreatment, decked out in the trademark white with red trim. Inside, the 32 service bays (including 3 quick-lube bays for faster oil changes and tire rotations) are moving closer to completion by the day. The floors have been finished, the walls are being painted, and just yesterday the vehicle lifts were delivered and are being prepared for installation. Even the service drive door is getting an upgrade-that somewhat innocent looking door you see below will open in under 1 second, making your visit to the new service department that much faster!