National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week Event - Rochester

Day: Saturday, September 9, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
1 Lomb Memorial Dr., Lot T
Rochester, NY 14623
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the organizers for this event, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

The weather was great and we had 200+ people attend our event.

Our local sponsors/partners for the event included the New York State Electric Auto Association(NYSEAA), Genesee Region Clean Communities, Inc. (GRCC), Rochester EV Accelerator, and RIT.

Dealers on site included:

Dorschel Nissan, Dorschel KIA, Dorschel Toyota, Bob Johnson Chevrolet, and BMW of Rochester

Organizations and groups on site:

New York State Electric Automobile Association (NYSEAA), The Genesee Region Clean Communities (GRCC), Rochester EV Accelerator, Rochester People's Climate Coalition, Citizens' Climate Lobby, EV Charge Solutions, Rochester EcoDistrict


photo by: Bob Kanauer
Overall picture of the event

Event Description

 

This year's Drive Electric Week Event - Rochester NY will be held at the Rochester Institute of Technology (Lot T). The event is FREE. Look for signs as you arrive at the RIT campus. This is the 6th year we have had this event in the Rochester area and appreciate the folks at RIT for being our site host!

Our local sponsors/partners for the event include the New York State Electric Auto Association (NYSEAA), Genesee Region Clean Communities, Inc. (GRCC), Rochester EV Accelerator, and RIT.

*Check out various plug in electric cars, talk with owners and dealers

*Opportunity to ride in electric cars – free T Shirts for the first 25 test rides

*See how the cars are charged (charging station demonstrations)

*On site charging stations are available for those that need to charge their cars

*Food will be available (for sale) from the Empire Express food truck

*Rest Rooms available on campus

Dealers on site include:

Dorschel Nissan, Dorschel KIA, Dorschel Toyota, Bob Johnson Chevrolet, BMW of Rochester, and Cortese Ford

Organizations and groups on site:

New York State Electric Automobile Association (NYSEAA), The Genesee Region Clean Communities (GRCC), Rochester EV Accelerator, Rochester People's Climate Coalition, Citizens' Climate Lobby, EV Charge Solutions, Rochester EcoDistrict

About our local Sponsors:

The New York State Electric Automobile Association (NYSEAA) is a Rochester NY based group that advocates for the use electric vehicles and is a great resource of information. The group started as a resource for those building their own EV’s and with the advent of production EV’s we have converted to assisting those that want to buy and drive the new generation of EV’s as well as lending our support to efforts for a larger adoption of electric vehicles.

The Genesee Region Clean Communities (GRCC) coalition is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program. The objectives of the coalition are to reduce dependency on petroleum and improve air quality through development of fleets of alternative fueled vehicles and supporting infrastructure. The coalition supports a variety of alternative fuels, including EV's, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) , LPG (propane) and biofuels like E85 and biodiesel, as well as other strategies such as anti-idling and VMT  (vehicle miles traveled) reduction.

The Rochester EV Accelerator, administered by the Electrification Coalition (EC) in partnership with The City of Rochester, Genesee Region Clean Communities, and Energetics Incorporated is an innovative, community-wide initiative aimed at achieving widespread deployment of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs). This project is supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as part of the ChargeNY initiative. The EC and partners have been working with public and private sector leaders to provide the necessary infrastructure, educational outreach, coordination, and commitment from local businesses to transform the greater Rochester area into a model EV deployment community.

National Sponsors include Plug In America, Sierra Club, Electric Auto Association, and Nissan.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 113 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 11
Chevrolet Bolt 5
Smart fortwo electric drive 3
Volkswagen e-Golf 3
Kia Soul EV 2
Nissan LEAF 2
Tesla Model X 2
Cadillac ELR 1
EV Conversion 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Tesla Model S 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
14 Models 35

Registered attendees report 458,525 electric miles driven.

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