Thousands of people gathered at Jacksonville Beach on Sunday, April 24th for the 70th Annual Opening of the Beaches Parade. This year Atlantic Beach mayor, Mitch Reeves, and members of the Atlantic Beach City Council enjoyed an environmentally-friendly lift courteous of Moto Electric Vehicles. MotoEV is a leading manufacturer of street legal electric golf cars, electric utility vehicles and energy-efficient electric shuttles.
"It's an annual tradition that we're proud to be a part of," said MotoEV Sales Manager Brett Jackrel. "We're a family-owned and family-operated manufacturer of electric vehicles and many of the participants in this year's event are part of our loyal customer base."
For decades, most of the local businesses from Atlantic Beach to Jacksonville Beach closed during the winter months. The "Opening of the Beaches" historically marked the day when cars were allowed to drive on the sand. Late April was the traditional time when the protective boarding was pulled off beachfront stores along the Boardwalk and merchants opened their doors for another season catering to beach goers from around the world.
"Although Jacksonville Beach doesn't, there is one city beach that still allows beach driving," remarked Jackrel. "Huguenot Memorial Park is located on the north bank of the St. Johns River across the ferry from MotoEV. I think the admission is 50 cents and you have miles of beach to enjoy. In fact, you can stay the day, windsurf, fish, camp and swim."
Located just 10 minutes from the I-295 East Beltway in Jacksonville, Moto Electric Vehicles specialize in customizing street legal electric cars, low-speed utility vehicles and electric shuttles like the one used in this year's beach event. To fit each client's unique needs, MotoEV offers custom paint jobs, aftermarket lift kits, lightweight aluminum wheels, special lighting, ADA ramps and much more. If you would like to learn more about personalizing an electric shuttle or golf cart, contact Brett at (904) 247-1818.