National Drive Electric Week - Satellite Beach
|Day:||Saturday, September 15, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||10 am - 5 pm|
David R Schechter Center
1089 S Patrick Drive
Satellite Beach, FL 32937
We kicked off the event at 10 am with Satellite Beach FL City Councilwoman Mindy Gibson reading the proclamation signed by the Mayor Frank Cantino. A local Boy Scouts troop helped with the set-up and held a cobbler and popcorn fundraiser. We had the NASA Lunar Rover test vehicle on display to remind everyone that it was also electric powered. Attendees appreciated the food trucks and especially the one with ice cream. The weather was perfect if not a tad hot. We had plenty of pop up tents sprinkled throughout the parking lot for both the ride and drive section and the display only area for everyone to hide from the sun while talking about EVs. Our free raffle prizes donated by both Space Coast EV Drivers club members and each of the exhibitors were a huge hit. With a drawing every 10 minutes we were able to keep the place very active with attendees. The ride and drives were very popular and attendees agreed this event should be held more than once per year and preferably in the cooler months.
photo by: Anthony Patton, Space Coast EV Drivers
Satellite Beach, FL Councilwoman Mindy Gibson, Satellite Beach Environmental Programs Coordinator Nicholas Sanzone, Space Coast EV Drivers club members and a Chevy Volt.
This is a grassroots event put on entirely by local EV owners who want to share their love of their personal electric vehicles (EVs) they drive every day with the community. We had around 50 electric cars last year, we are going to try to break more than 60 EVs this year. So if you've ever wanted to see all the different makes and models of electric vehicles to choose from in one place AND ask questions from the people that drive them every single day to work, school, and on road trips, come on out to this event. We will have both static cars on display for you to look at and peek under the hood as well as a set of cars ready to take test ride-and-drives around the block!
This is the BIGGEST TIME for ELECTRIC VEHICLES for the year around the whole nation (and other countries are getting on board too!). Bring the whole family and invite everyone you know to this free event and have all of your questions about driving on electricity answered by people who do it every day, love how their car drives, and save money on fuel and maintenance while they drive on locally created electrons.
There are currently 209 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||17|
|Tesla Model S||9|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||8|
|Tesla Model X||4|
|BMW i3 REx||2|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||2|
|Chevy Spark EV||1|
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Kia Soul EV||1|
|Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2018)||1|
|Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid||1|
|Toyota Plug-in Prius||1|
Registered attendees report 1,458,579 electric miles driven.