Norwich — A group of people stood in the circular driveway in front of the entrance into the Montshire Museum Thursday night, talking about electric cars.
Little did they know there was one sitting in the driveway behind them, with several passengers inside waiting to get by for their test-ride.
“They don’t make any sound,” laughed volunteer Barbara Duncan, of Fairlee, as she ushered people out of the way.
An estimated 200 people attended the free Upper Valley Electric Vehicle Demo and Forum, one of the first such events in the region for people to learn the ins and outs of hybrid gas-electric and all-electric vehicles.
About 20 electric vehicle owners, as well as representatives from three dealerships that sell hybrid cars, were on hand in the parking lot to share first-hand knowledge about ownership. Many offered to take folks on a short drive to show them what the cars were like.