Fairfield’s first electric vehicle showcase stopped traffic Saturday as motorists passing by turned to gape at the lot of gleaming “EVs” — and some even pulled in to learn more.

About two dozen electric vehicles, or EVs, — half shown by local auto dealers and the balance brought by private owners — were lined up in two rows in the auxiliary commuter parking lot on Mill Plain Road. The event coincided with National Drive Electric Week, which encouraged area residents to discover the benefits and financial advantages of driving electric-powered vehicles and bicycles.

Fairfield currently has 10 electric vehicle charging stations, with 10 more planned, according to Scott Thompson, the chairman of of the Fairfield Clean Energy Task Force, which organized the showcase along with the Fairfield Bike, Walk, Run and Fairfield Earth Day committees.

Organizers were joined by town and state officials, including First Selectman Michael Tetreau, state Sen. Tony Hwang and state Reps. Cristin McCarthy Vahey and Laura Devlin.