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PAST EVENTS: National Drive Electric Week Events in Florida

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  1. Larry Chanin

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    #1 Larry Chanin, Aug 15, 2015
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    As you probably know September 12-20 is National Drive Electric Week. Below is a list, organized by club region, of all the events in Florida that we currently know about. We encourage you to select a convenient location and bring your family in support of these important events. Please click on each link to view the current details and to register to attend. To assist the event coordinators please register as soon your are reasonably sure that you will be attending.


    PANHANDLE REGION:

    National Drive Electric Week Event - Tallahassee

    Day:Thursday, September 17, 2015
    Time:10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:Florida State Capitol - Courtyard and Rotunda
    400 South Monroe Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32399
    Tentative National Drive Electric Week Event - Pensacola

    I will provide a date, time and location when this event is confirmed


    NORTHEAST REGION:

    National Drive Electric Week Event - Jacksonville

    Day:Thursday, September 17, 2015
    Time:5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
    Location:Whole Foods
    10601 San Jose Blvd.
    Jacksonville, FL 32257
    CENTRAL REGION:

    National Drive Electric Week Event - Orlando

    Day:Saturday, September 12, 2015
    Time:1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location:Valencia College - West Campus
    1800 S. Kirkman Road
    Parking Lot F
    Orlando, FL 32811
    National Drive Electric Week Event - Satellite Beach

    Day:Saturday, September 19, 2015
    Time:10 am to 4 pm
    Location:David R Schechter Community Center
    1089 S Patrick Dr
    Satellite Beach, FL 32937
    SOUTHWEST REGION:

    National Drive Electric Week Event - Oldsmar

    Day:Saturday, September 12, 2015
    Time:10AM-2PM
    Location:Oldsmar Public Library
    400 St Petersburg Dr. E.
    Oldsmar, FL 34677
    National Drive Electric Week Event - St. Petersburg


    Day:Saturday, September 12, 2015
    Time:10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location:Spa Beach Park
    615 2nd Ave. N.E.
    550 2nd Ave. N.E.
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    National Drive Electric Week Event - Sarasota

    Day:Saturday, September 12, 2015
    Time:10 am - 3 pm
    Location:Mote Marine Laboratory
    1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
    Sarasota, FL 34236
    National Drive Electric Week Event - Fort Myers

    Day:Saturday, September 19, 2015
    Time:10:00AM-4:00PM
    Location:Old Lee County Courthouse and adjacent parking lot
    2120 Main Street
    Fort Myers, FL 33901
    SOUTHEAST REGION:

    National Drive Electric Week Event - Fort Lauderdale

    Day:Saturday, September 12, 2015
    Time:12 PM - 3 PM
    Location:LauderAle
    3305 SE 14th Ave
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
    National Drive Electric Week Event - Fort Lauderdale (2nd event a week later)

    Day:Saturday, September 19, 2015
    Time:5-11pm
    Location:Peter Feldman Park & Surrounding Streets
    310 NE 6th Street
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301



    National Drive Electric Week Event - Pinecrest

    Day:Saturday, September 19, 2015
    Time:11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Location:Pinecrest Gardens
    11000 SW Red Road
    Pinecrest, FL 33156



    Thanks for your support.

    Larry
     
  2. FLDarren

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    Can't wait for the Oldster event. I will be attending in my Duracell inspired Model S.
     
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    Registered for Oldsmar and had a twinge of guilt when I saw St. Pete. But they already have 4 Model S so they'll be fine.
     
  4. tinpandave

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    Hi Larry
    I registered for Jax. and Tallahassee is their any plans for charging when we get there? and it would be cool to have a caravan of tesla's going up if we could get together on a start time like everyone meet at Lake City like 7 or 7:30 what do you think?
    Dave
     
  5. Larry Chanin

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    Hi Dave,

    There are a number of chargers in the Tallahassee area. I know of no plans to have temporary charging at the Capitol Courtyard.

    You will have to consult the organizers of the Jacksonville event regarding their charging situation.

    Yes, a caravan would be cool and I wouldn't completely rule it out, but deliberately collecting a lot of Model Ss at the same time at Lake City introduces a potential logistical problem regarding charger congestion. The primary objective of course is to make sure everyone arrives on time at the Capitol and are not unduly delayed at the Lake City Supercharger.

    Larry
     
  6. Larry Chanin

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    Dave,

    As a follow-up to my previous response, I happened to be having a conversation with one of the Jacksonville organizers on another matter. In response to my inquiry he stated that there weren't any plans this year to have charging equipment at the event.

    Larry
     
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    Signed in for the Pinecrest event. Anyone going has a chademo adapter? Not that I will be needing it but curious anyway.
    Julio
     
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    Robin and I will be attending again this year. We'll have our antique 2012 Model S there along with our Nissan LEAF. See you there!
     
  9. DJ Frustration

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    For the Pinecrest (South Miami) area event, the Event Coordinator, Pinecrest Gardens Director Alana Perez, sent this to registrants a few minutes ago.

    From Alana Perez <[email protected]>

    Dear attendees...our local Drive Electric Week is rapidly approaching and we are so very happy you will be here with us. I have one favor to ask of all of you. Tweet your followers and reach out to your facebook friends and let your world of people around you know that this event is happening. As this is our first event of this sort and we entered into an agreement with our fiscal budgets already approved, our only hope at reaching folks is through word of mouth--so as attendees, whoever you can get to come will mean a lot to us here. Additionally, if you know of any EV aftermarket vendors, or solar vendors of any kind that might want to set up a booth, send them our way as well. WE look forward to seeing you all on the 19th...and we will do our best to make this a wonderful event for all of you.

    Hope to see as many people as possible on the 19th. And if you know of a vendor who'd be interested in a tent, please share it with her. Thanks!
     
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    #10 LoL Rick, Sep 11, 2015
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    FLDarren, Great Dane, Btrflyl8e and I will be meeting at Cracker Barrel on Ulmerton for breakfast at 7am tomorrow. Anybody else is welcome to join.
     
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    There were about 10 Model Ss in attendance. Zoom in, you'll see who stole the show. :cool: IMG_6286.JPG IMG_6285.JPG
     
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    It was Rick and I, selling Teslas, right?
     
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    Next year I'm bringing a sign for my car: Free Beer
     
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    Maybe by then I'll have my frunk gate cooler up and running.:wink:
     
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    Hi all we will be doing Pinecrest on our way to Keywest from Ocala. we will be stopping at the Hampton in homestead for the night
     
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    Have a safe drive. Hope to meet you at the Pinecrest event.
     
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    Just received this from the Pinecrest Event Captain.

    This is a message from Alana Perez <[email protected]>.

    Dear Volunteers and Attendees....
    The day of the event is drawing near, and I wanted to take a moment to first
    and foremost thank you all for helping us out and showing your support in
    this, our inaugural year. I especially want to thank our sponsor, Martin
    Pednaud, Owner/Manager of Doc Bornee USA who has been instrumental in helping
    us with logistics. Your primary task is engaging the public, showing
    enthusiasm and being there for questions about what it is like driving the
    future. Our three dealers who will be test driving are South Motors BMW with
    the i3, AutoNation Nissan Kendall with a Leaf and Tesla with their model S.
    We will have tables set up front for them to schedule test drives and hopeful
    turn many browsers into future owners. We will have a food truck on hand
    featuring Brazilian BBQ, and lots of bottled water available to you for what
    promises to be a hot and humid day. At 12:30 The Honorable Cindy L. Lerner,
    Mayor of the Village of Pinecrest will be hosting a press conference and along
    with her will be Mayor Stoddard of South Miami and Commissioner Xavier Suarez.
    We are honored to have them join us at this wonderful event. If you can,
    arrive a little before 11:00 AM and Elis Avila , our Program and Events
    Coordinator or myself will be on hand to help you find your place. Again,
    thank you for being with us, and we look forward to a sunny Saturday and a
    great afternoon.
    Alana Perez
    Co-Captain
    Pinecrest Gardens Director
     
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    Coverage of the Pinecrest event in the Miami Herald.

    Local pols promote clean energy, electric cars | Miami Herald

    “Being in a Tesla is like being in a particle in a rail gun,” South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard said Saturday morning, drawing laughs from a small group of enviros and electric car owners. “It’s a scary vehicle.”
     

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