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National Drive Electric Week North Texas SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015

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  1. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    #1 bollar, Jun 21, 2015
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    The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Clean Cities Coalition is excited to be planning the DFW event for National Drive Electric Week!

    This year’s DFW event will be held on Saturday, September 19, from 10:00am to 2:00pm in section 2C (between Neiman Marcus Last Call and Saks Off 5th) of the Grapevine Mills Mall parking lot.

    10:00 am – Event Opening!
    Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers, charging infrastructure retailers, EV fleet representatives, North Texas environmental and electric vehicle advocacy organizations, and even an electricity-powered bicycle company will be set up and ready to answer all of your questions!

    Additionally, start your day behind the wheel of an all-electric car! The Nissan Ride and Drive opportunity starts as soon as we do.

    Exhibitors and Ride and Drives will be available throughout the entire event.

    11:00 am – EV Check-In
    All North Texas electric and plug-in electric vehicle owners are called to join the largest gathering of EVs in North Central Texas! Check in to get your EV Owner badge and show off your ride.

    11:30 am – Official EV Count
    It won’t be an official record, but it will surely be one for the books! Let’s show everyone how DFW does EV!

    12:00 pm – The Car Guy Show
    Tim Miller and crew, from DFW’s own The Car Guy Show will be on site to profile the event, talk to owners, and explore the world of EVs.

    1:00 pm – Nissan Giveaway Drawing: Free LEAF for a Weekend!
    All attendees will be entered into a drawing to win a weekend with a Nissan Leaf. Stick around to see if you’re the lucky winner.

    2:00 pm – Event Ends
    The event wraps up and the packing up process begins. Thank you to everyone who attended and participated!

    Additional activities throughout the event will include hands on displays for all ages to learn more about EVs and charging options, along with entertainment, snacks, and giveaways.

    How to Make DFW’s National Drive Electric Week Even Better


    1. Register for the event!
    2. If you drive an EV, bring it (and register it for the event, too)!
    3. RSVP to the Facebook event .
    4. Bring your friends! You can help us get the word out and let other North Texans experience the joys of Driving Electric. Share the Facebook event, and use the hashtags #texasEV, #NDEW2015, and #DFWCCC to let everyone know you’re attending!

    Registered Attendees

    There are currently 423 attendees registered.


    Expected Plug-In Vehicles

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    VehicleRegisteredTesla Model S35Nissan LEAF33Chevrolet Volt18BMW i37BMW i3 REx4Cadillac ELR3Fisker Karma2Ford Focus Electric2Ford Fusion Energi2Other Plug-In Vehicle2Tesla Roadster2Toyota Plug-in Prius2EV Conversion1Ford C-MAX Energi1Mitsubishi i-MiEV115 Models115

    Registered attendees report 2,147,842 electric miles driven.
     
  2. bollar

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    SAVE THE DATE: National Drive Electric Week North Texas SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER ...

    We're getting close to finalizing arrangements for this event.

    In the meantime, let me share this picture SteveJust took at today's Solar Car Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway -- Volt, Focus Energi, Roadster, S and Leaf coexisting peacefully.

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    One of the twenty-six competing cars, made by High School students: 1e6743e864188cc26fa1b52d67fc694a.jpg
     
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    I can now share that we expect to have the event at Grapevine Mills near the Blink charging stations. This is an awesome location and with Simon Malls' help with in-mall publicity, we will get an extraordinary amount of foot traffic, exceeding what we had for Earth Day Texas. More details to come, but please make plans to attend! 10a-2p. If you'd like to be part of the record attempt, be here by 11am.

    Register here, so the organizers can expect how many plan to attend: National Drive Electric Week Event - Dallas-Fort Worth
     
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    Seen at the Texas Workplace Charging Road Show... 1c9b45c925adec3c08042b7f11143cf0.jpg

    #TexasEV
     
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    Only six Teslas registered. What the heck, beautiful people. It's Grapevine Mills and GrapeFest is just down the street. It's a big deal! :)

    VehicleRegistered
    Nissan LEAF10
    Tesla Model S5
    Chevrolet Volt3
    Ford Focus Electric2
    Toyota Plug-in Prius2
    EV Conversion1
    Ford Fusion Energi1
    Tesla Roadster1
    8 Models
     
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    I didn't realize you had to register so far in advance.
     
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    More registrations builds interest and excitement, so thank you for signing up early!

    We're at 29 cars now -- I wonder if we could get 100? That would be an extraordinary showing!
     
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    Don't believe I'll be ordered and delivered by then, or I would definitely help out the cause...

    I did mention it to a co-workeer who drives a Volt...
     
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    Come anyway and see all of the cars!

    73 attendees; 31 cars as of today.
     
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    Hey Rick

    Registered just few mins back for this event...I will see you all at the Grapevine Mall...Hopefully convince some to buy Tesla :biggrin:
     
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    Look at you! You got the Model S count to tie the Leaf count! Let's keep those sign-ups coming...

    34 vehicles registered as of now.
     
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    Done!
     
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    Excellent!

    Of course, you don't have to wait. You're just down the road from me and you're welcome to come by...

    35 cars now. Another Leaf signed up, so we're back in second place.
     
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    NCTCOG has their page up now:

    Dallas Fort Worth Clean Cities - National Drive Electric Week

    National Drive Electric Week is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Clean Cities Coalition and North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) are excited to host the 2015 area event. This year’s DFW event will be held on Saturday, September 19, from 10:00am to 2:00pm in section 2C (between Neiman Marcus Last Call and Saks Off 5th) of the Grapevine Mills Mall parking lot. Activities will include hands on displays for adults and children to learn more about electric vehicles (EVs) and charging options, along with entertainment, giveaways, and ride and drives of various EV models. This year, we are on the way to achieve the record of the largest gathering of EVs in North Texas!
    Event Details:
    When: Saturday, September 19, 2015
    Time: 10 am - 2 pm
    Where: Grapevine Mills Mall, SE Side Parking Lot
    3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine, TX 76051

    Registration: Register here!

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    We're at 750K electric miles driven -- in 2014, we were under 500K.
     
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    Met lots of new owners at the Anybody going to the Next Billion Tour? (Austin Southlake) today and let them know about this event. As a result, we already have more Teslas than Leafs attending (finally).

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    By the way, this event coincides with GrapeFest 2015 | Grapevine Wine Festival | Sept 17-20, 2015, the largest wine festival in the Southwest. After you're done showing off your car or talking EVs with other owners, take the free shuttle from Grapevine Mills to Grapevine Main Street for the festivities!
     
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    I wonder if anyone there will be a beta-tester for the AP features. I guess we'll know if they refuse to turn on their car... :wink:
     
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    I'm hoping it's deployed by then. But if not, I'll let you look at my screen... ;)

    Fifty cars registered & 870K electric miles driven!
     
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    900K electric miles!
     
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    More than a million electric miles! Too bad there aren't more Teslas registered. We're a distant second to the Leafs now.
     

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