National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week Event - Albany

Day: Sunday, September 13, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Guptill's Arena/Coney Express
1085 Route 9
Cohoes, NY 12047
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the organizers for this event, which took place in 2015.

Event Report

In addition to my local Capital District EV Drivers group members, we had about a dozen EV drivers come from other areas, 150+ miles away to attend our event. They said that they chose our event over closer events that were not as well promoted and attended as ours. I had registrants meet me 30 minutes prior to the start of the event at picturesque Cohoes Falls, where I sorted the cars by model and lined them up for the parade. The 30 car EV parade vehicles all had 'drive electric' window flags and the procession concluded 2 miles away by making a grand entrance to the event at the 11:00 am start time. New York State Congressman Paul Tonko made a surprise visit to he event, where he shook hands and made a short speech to the attendees. He said he supports alternate fuel vehicles and the necessary EV charging infrastructure in NY State. Nemer VW set a new E-Golf and a salesman for test drives, as well as Fuccillo Nissan with a new LEAF SL.


photo by: Michael Kamm
Daniel and Maureen Hayes - white Tesla 85, Jim McGlynn - Honda Fit EV, Aaron Schildkraut - Tesla 85, John Ashcroft - P85, Jim Klafehn - 2014 Toyota RAV 4 EV, Karsten Barde - National Grid Representative, Joshua Beach - Monolith Solar Representative, George Ryan, Brian Smith.

Event Description

 


Take part in our Albany National Drive Electric week event at Guptill's Arena on the Latham/Cohoes border.

The Albany Capital District EV Driver's Group will be welcoming electric vehicle drivers and enthusiasts as part of their third annual National Drive Electric Week event. If you are curious about EVs, this event is your chance to not only ask questions to existing EV owners and see their personal cars, but also to test drive several different EVs back to back for comparison.
 
Local EV dealers will be bringing demos for test drives. Members of the Albany Capital District EV Drivers Group will be happy to answer questions and help educate the public on EV ownership and it's advantages. Level 2 charging is available just down the road [.8 miles south] at the Century House Hotel. Level 1 charging is available all day at the event facility [bring your O.E. charger.]  









EV Parade!

We will meet at 10:30 am in the large parking lot at 240 N. Mohawk Street in Cohoes. We will then form a line and parade to the event location at Guptill's at 11:00 am.

Fun for the whole family: 
 
Free Admission

The famous Coney Express Ice cream stand will be open. 
 
EV car parade in the morning, followed by a group photo.
 
There will be Solar power vender displays to show the advantages of making your own clean energy and saving money.
  
If you are an EV owner and want to participate in the event we can use your help!

Interested people are encouraged to join our Facebook group called the Albany Capital District EV Drivers.

 
If you know of any EV drivers in the Albany Capital Region, please let them know about our group.

Mike Kamm
Albany Capital District EV Drivers
Greater NY Electric Auto Association

Look for this banner on your way to the show. 



Registered Attendees

There are currently 225 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan LEAF 12
Chevrolet Volt 9
Tesla Model S 5
Smart fortwo electric drive 4
Ford Focus Electric 3
Honda Fit EV 3
Other Plug-In Vehicle 3
EV Conversion 2
Toyota Plug-in Prius 2
Volkswagen e-Golf 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Honda Accord Plug-In 1
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Think City 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
19 Models 54

Registered attendees report 687,717 electric miles driven.

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PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR

Nissan LEAF® is the exclusive automotive sponsor of National Drive Electric Week™

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