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National Drive Electric Week: Sept 15-21, 2014

Discussion in 'EVents' started by ChadS, May 29, 2014.

  1. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    #1 ChadS, May 29, 2014
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    More details HERE. (The last few years, this event was called National Plug In Day). This national event is orchestrated by Plug In America, the Electric Auto Association, and The Sierra Club.

    In the past, many City Captains had good reasons to hold events on neighboring dates; given that and the ever-growing number of cities, we are making it a full week this year. Drive Electric Week is dual-purpose: it's a time for plug-in owners to get together, celebrate, compare notes, etc. It's also a time for non-owners to be able to see several cars without having to go to dealers, and to ask questions of owners (as we know, owners typically answer questions better than dealers - and even if they give the same answer, owners are more trusted). Reports from dealers, manufacturers and the CA rebate program numbers show a very significant bump in sales following the event. There's no better way to sell plug-in vehicles than for owners to show them off!

    While some cities have very elaborate events (parades, food, music, porta-potties, dignitaries, games, contests, etc) some are just a few local owners in a parking lot, and that's fine. The key is that this is a GRASSROOTS event; every city is organized by a volunteer (actually in many cities it is 2-6 people acting as a committee). The more cities are involved, the better we meet both of our goals.

    So please take a look at the MAP of scheduled events. Nothing near you yet? Create your own and be a City Captain! All you need is a parking lot (a mall is great - lots of people with spare time walking by, and they will often let you gather free hoping you'll do some shopping) and a few electric-driving friends. There is a lot of helpful information for organizers on the web site; and we also have email, webinars and a forum where you can talk to other city captains. If you can't organize one, do you know a local owner that might want to? It's important to get cities registered early; last year many registered at the last minute and a lot of owners and non-owners alike missed out because the event was not registered when they checked the site. Plus we even had a couple of cities where more than one group was planning an event without registering it. Register your event, and other interested people can sign up as volunteers to help.
     
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    #2 tomsax, Jun 24, 2014
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    Our friend Chris Paine made this fun video to tell everyone about National Drive Electric Week.



    You can find local events on this handy map. If there's not an event in your area, please consider organizing one.
     
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    Great stuff! I just had to post to get the three of us buddies all in a row. :wink:
     
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    Thanks for the post, Doug!

    Rather than posting individual links to 100+ events, I'll just remind everyone that you can find the nearest local event by going to the events map and entering your city or postal code in the search box.

    events-map.jpg

    We're expecting to add another 20+ events including some in Europe, so be sure to check the live map on the site for the latest information.

    By registrations, Model S is in third place behind the Leaf and Volt. The Roadster is trailing the BMW i3 REx, tied for 9th place with the Smart ForTwo ED and the BMW i3 BEV.
     
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    The moderators would appreciate it, if people do want to post threads about their local events, to please post them in your regional forum. You can link them from this thread. This will keep things from getting too cluttered. Thanks!
     
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    Started a thread for the Winnipeg Event put on by the Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association.

    Don't know much about the content of the event itself, but I'm going to try and attend to show my support.
     
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    NDEW - Philadelphia region: TESLA SALES CENTER IN DEVON, PA TO HOST NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK EVENT SEPT. 21

    The Renew America Roadtrip would like to formally invite you to attend and/or exhibit at this year’s National Drive Electric in Devon Day event, the Largest Electric Vehicle and Sustainable Living Education event in the region!

    With over 100 people and 30 vehicles already registered, we are expecting well over 200 attendees for this event.

    EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

    * Largest EV-ent in the region, supported by National press and backed by Sierra Club, Plug-In America, and the Electric Auto Association
    * All Major EV dealers confirmed: Tesla, Nissan, BMW, GM, Ford, SMART, Mitsubishi, Porsche
    * Key speakers confirmed:
    - Dr. Manan Trivedi (PA district 6 congressional candidate),
    - Katie McGinty (former Sec. PA-DEP),
    - Diane Philips (global climate change),
    - Joe Minott (Exec. Director Clean Air Council),
    - Michael Brainerd (Sierra Club),
    - Will Nicholas (Tesla Motors),
    - Dick Johnson (V2G)
    * Solar car exhibit, solar charging, and Whole Food Market sponsors confirmed
    * BMW i8 and McLaren P1 PHEV supercar appearances likely

    INTRODUCTION

    For the third year in a row, the Renew America Roadtrip (RAR) is organizing the National Drive Electric Week Philadelphia regional event on behalf of the Sierra Club, Electric Auto Association, and Plug-In America.

    This is the largest EV-centric event of the year, 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 Philadelphia regional event will be held this year at the Tesla Motors Sales and Service center in Devon, PA on Sunday Sept. 21 from noon to 5 PM, and will feature all of the latest PHEVs from local dealers and owners; and include presentations from political, community, and environmental VIPs including PA district 6 congressional candidate Dr. Manan Trivedi, former secretary of the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Katie McGinty, and Climate Reality Project leader Diane M. Phillips from St. Joseph's University.

    Exhibitors are asked to provide educational literature relevant to their organization and PHEVs / sustainable living.

    Attendees should register at: National Drive Electric Week Event - Devon
     
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