National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week Event - Abita Springs

Day: Saturday, September 9, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Abita Springs Trailhead Park & Pavilion
22044 Main Street
Abita Springs, LA 70420
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Event Report

The Mayor opened the event with an introduction on stage. We had 30 participating groups, including food and drink, utility companies, weatherization specialists, solar installers, Keep Abita Beautiful, local park organization, high school robotics team, and the Louisiana State University HyperLoop team. We had 2 bands on stage, the Lo Amps and the Abeatles. The weather was absolutely gorgeous! Kids enjoyed some hands on recycling demonstrations, robots, and an electric dune buggy. We had various organizations announce their offerings on stage. The Sierra Club had a welcome table, where the Nissan swag was given away, and people signed up for our Abita Committee for Energy Sustainability volunteer list. While we weren't able to host a Nissan Leaf, people really enjoyed the 2 hybrids from the local Kia dealership, and especially the 3 gorgeous Tesla's on display.

Event Description

 

Clean Energy Day: "It's Electric!"Abita Springs, Ready For 100, Clean Energy, EV, Honey Island Group, Sierra Club, Delta Chapter, Trailhead Park, Louisiana, solar panels, wind energy, HyperLoop, electric vehicles, photovoltaics, future, green energy

Saturday, September 9th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Abita Springs Trailhead Park

Help us celebrate "Clean Energy For All" with Electric Vehicles on display, Solar Energy information, new technologies, hands-on activities, refreshments and music by the "Lo Amps!". The LSU HyperLoop team will also be on hand to explain their take on Elon Musk's super fast alternative travel: "Passengers traveling via Hyperloop would board magnetically levitating pods moved by electric propulsion." https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/20/elon-musk-says-he-has-verbal-okay-to-build-multi-state-underground-hyperloop/

And, for EV owners, learn how you can charge your vehicles at Abita Springs' new Tesla-sponsored charging station! 

The Trailhead Museum will be open for visitors to learn about the unique history of the area. 
Co-sponsored by the Town of Abita Springs, DOE's Clean Fleets program, Honey Island Sierra Club and ACES, the local advisory committee for Abita's Ready For 100 campaign (http://www.sierraclub.org/ready-for-100). 

See our Abita Springs Ready For 100 FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/AbitaIsReadyFor100/?ref=br_rs

Join us to learn and be fascinated by the potential and the possibilities as Abita Springs leads the way in Louisiana to an alternative energy future!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 26 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 3
Tesla Model S 3
Nissan LEAF 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
4 Models 8

Registered attendees report 186,657 electric miles driven.

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