Car enthusiasts are invited to get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle (EV) at the EV Tailgate Party on Thursday, June 17, 2021, from 4 to 7 p.m. Hosted by Capital Electric Cooperative (CEC) and the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), the free, family-friendly event will be held in the parking lot west of NDDOT on the North Dakota capitol grounds. The EV Tailgate Party aims to raise awareness of the availability, capabilities and benefits of EVs. Attendees will get an up-close look at some of the latest EVs on the market and have an opportunity to visit with EV owners about their experiences. Throughout the event, Border States will serve free burgers, brats and hot dogs.