National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week Event - Falls Church

Day: Saturday, September 12, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Location: Coleman Powersports
435 S Washington St
Falls Church, VA 22046
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Event Report

We had 5 Zero Motorcycles on display outside and started the day with #CO2Fre Nissan LEAF, a Volt and 3 Electric Ford Focuses, as well as a Kia Soul EV. Eventually a silver Roadster showed up as well as my COSPLAYing friend and her photographer and videographer and we took some pictures in the rain and indoors (with the not-electric bikes). Not too many people came for test drives in the rain, just one in the Volt and one in the BMW i3 that BMW of Fairfax provided. Coleman grilled Hot Dogs and served yummy lemonade. As soon as the weather cleared the cosplayers and photographers had to go but we did eventually have a couple more LEAFs and a couple of Tesla Model S show up after the Roadster had left. The Zero got many more test drives after it dried out. We stopped the test drives around 15:30 (3p30) and just chatted with folks until closing at 17:00 (5p00).

Almost no-one was interested in the the free Sunglasses or Frisbees. Nobody every wants a bumper sticker.


photo by: Nerdenheim Cosplay
"Even the Black Canary rides an Electric Vehicle." Pictured: The Black Canary (NerdenheimJen) on the Zero SR.

Event Description

 

This year we're starting off Drive Electric Week by recognizing not all Electric Vehicles have four wheels.
Coleman Powersports has been nice enough to offer us a venue in the heart of Falls Church, Virginia where the Zero Motorcycle, a fully electric chopper, will be on display and potentially be available for test drives.

We've also invited Nissan and will be inviting Chevy, BMW and Ford as well as Smart and VW to display some of the most popular cars with plugs so keep an eye on this space for updates as to what cars will be available for display and test drive.

We will be taking photos and footage at this event for a potential Drive Electric Week 2015 Video starting around noon so be prepared.  Also, for those coming in costume, or wishing to photograph any one costume, please read the standard release form at javascript:nicTemp();

Whether you're like riding with two wheels or four, dressed like the Doctor, Tony Stark, Hermione Granger or just plain clothes, this Drive Electric EVent will be for you.

So come on down to Coleman Powersports, have a bite off the grill and a glass of lemonade and see just what an electric car can do!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 46 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan LEAF 4
Ford Focus Electric 2
Brammo 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Tesla Roadster 1
6 Models 10

Registered attendees report 155,430 electric miles driven.

Presented By

PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR

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

SILVER LEVEL SPONSOR

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSOR

BRASS LEVEL SPONSOR

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