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DFW: National Drive Electric Week -- Saturday, September 20, 2014 10a-3p

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  1. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    All,

    I wanted to let you know about this National Drive Electric Week event hosted by the North Texas Electric Auto Association this Saturday from 10am to 3pm. It would be nice to have some Tesla representation there.

     
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    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    More info from the North Central Texas Council of Governments

     
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    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    We have the same problem reported by other Drive Electric Week organizers. Few interested Tesla owners:

    Registered Attendees
    There are currently 101 attendees registered.
    Expected Plug-In Vehicles
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    VehicleRegisteredChevrolet Volt12Nissan LEAF11Tesla Model S4Tesla Roadster3BMW i3 REx1Ford C-Max Energi1Ford Focus Electric1Other18 Models34
    Registered attendees report 441,114 electric miles driven.

    National Drive Electric Week Event - Dallas-Fort Worth
     
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    I can be at the Chevy dealer in the afternoon for that gathering, but not earlier at the meeting.
     
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    Good Morning Everyone!

    I just wanted to send one last email to all those planning to
    participate in the NDEW activities over the next few days. If you do
    not own an electric vehicle, please stop by a participating dealer
    near you and experience the vehicles. The day each dealer is
    participating as well as the EV Specialist point of contact is listed
    on our website,
    National Drive Electric Week - Need Cookies.

    For those of you who already own EVs, we would love to see you out at
    the NTEAA meeting on Saturday morning. Those details are also on the
    website. We welcome those who don't own EVs to attend that meeting as
    well. Current owners can provide feedback on what the vehicles are
    like to drive everyday.

    One last item, for current EV owners (of all types of vehicles), we're
    trying to coordinate a mini-rally from Makerspace in Carrollton to
    Classic Chevy in Grapevine after the NTEAA meeting/gathering on
    Saturday. We would possibly leave Carrollton around 2 pm (we'll
    confirm the exact time on Saturday morning though) to head over to
    Grapevine. It's only about a 15 minute drive. We need a headcount on
    who can participate though. Buzz Smith from Classic Chevy needs to
    know by Friday morning so they can prep a space at his dealer for cars
    to hang out. If interest is too small, we'll cancel these plans.
    Please let me know by 5 pm today (Thursday) if you would like to
    participate in this mini-rally. Also, please copy Buzz Smith at
    [email protected] on that response email so he has an
    idea of interest.

    Thanks so much and I look forward to seeing everyone soon!

    Kenny Bergstrom
     
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    #6 bollar, Sep 20, 2014
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    Not too late to join us! tava5udu.jpg . Jerry33 dragging a Leaf.
     
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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1411236218.951347.jpg eight here right now. Off to Classic Chevrolet shortly.
     
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    It was a nice gathering! Probably twelve Teslas of various kinds showed up over the course of the event. Every color was represented aside from multi-coat red (yes, we had sig red), new gray, black and blue. So, shame on you owners. ;)

    We also had a nice selection of Leafs, Volts, and some homemade EVs.

    NCTCOG had some nice car-care gifts and a fair number of people came by to have their first rides in EVs.

    A few of us made the rally over to Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine -- one Roadster, three Models S, four Volts and three Leafs, if I recall correctly. I can tell you this was the one and only time that I've driven LBJ at 60 MPH! Classic put us up in their Corvette maintenance bay (out of sight of their new car buyers hehe) and we continued the fun for another hour there.

    Thanks to Dallas Fort Worth Clean Cities - Home for hosting and organizing the event!
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    After you left, they moved us out to the front.
     
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    Good. Three Volts, two Leafs, a Roadster & an S at that point? I needed to get my patient passenger to In-n-Out, or I was going to have a crisis.
     
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    Fun times! My girls and I had fun checking out all the cool stuff at MakerSpace, too.
     
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    #14 bollar, Nov 17, 2014
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    NCTCOG held the Electric Vehicles North Texas (EVNT) Stakeholder Meeting and National Drive Electric Week Recap last week. The full details and presentations are here: http://www.nctcog.org/trans/air/programs/evnt/2014/111214/Agenda.pdf

    I thought you'd enjoy the following slides:

    Here's the number of EVs and PHEVs in the NCTCOG area by ZIP Code. Darker Greens have more cars registered. You'll see Park Cities, McKinney, Frisco, Southlake and Arlington lead with > 20 registered vehicles.

    EV by ZIP.jpg

    EV registrations have roughly doubled in Texas over the past year. I think there are problems with the underlying data (you can't count on the sales for each car being correct, but it's correct in total).

    EV Growth.jpg
     

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