National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week Event - Albany Capital District

Day: Sunday, September 29, 2013 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Guptill's Arena/Coney Express
1085 Route 9, Cohoes, NY
Cohoes, NY 12047
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Event Report


photo by: Patrick Brisson
Glenn Marcucio, Clair, JoAnn, Allen and Anna Belle Smith, Mark Bomba, Greg Colbert, Mike Kamm, Jodi Smits Anderson, Jim McGlynn, Aaron Miller, Christopher Cossey, John Razzano, Ann Zownir, Dave Tagliaferro , Gerhard Schlueter.

Event Description

 

 
Take part in National Plug-In Day 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 first annual National Plug-In Day. 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 having their first meet up and 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 [1.1 miles south] at Nemith Nissan and at the Century House [.8 miles south]. Level 1 charging is available all day at the event facility [bring your O.E. charger.]  
 
The Guptill's Arena facility has a huge fully paved lot that hosts car shows of over 500 vehicles, so space is not a problem.
 
Fun for the whole family: 
 
The famous Coney Express Ice cream stand will be open. Hot dogs are available, with more food items available in the Arena.
 
There will be EV car music playing all day, including "Electric Slide" dancing if you'd like!
 
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.
 
"Mini EV" [Radio Controlled] model car and truck races on site too! 
 
Roller Skating: Guptill's roller rink is the largest in the US. It's open Noon to 4:30 PM. Those are the bathroom hours as well.
 
Kids: bring your electric Radio Controlled models to race on a specially designed course.
 
 
 
Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
 
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

Registered Attendees

There are currently 69 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan LEAF 7
Chevrolet Volt 6
Smart fortwo electric drive 4
Honda Fit EV 3
Other 2
Tesla Model S 2
Toyota Plug-in Prius 2
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Honda Accord Plug-In 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
12 Models 31

Registered attendees report electric miles driven.

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