National Drive Electric Week
Sep 15, 2018
|Day:||Saturday, September 15, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
We had another strong showing in Wilsonville this year. The PGE Electric Test Drive with free entries into the OEVA raffle for $5K generated a lot of interest and got people test driving a wide variety of vehicles. Wilsonville Mayor Tim Knapp spoke to the crowd for a few minutes before reaching into the drum to draw the winning ticket. The lucky winners were Clayre and Marc Thompson, and the $5K is being applied towards a pre-owned Nissan LEAF. Congratulations and glad we could help get you into your first EV!
Another highlight was the Jaguar I-Pace prototype on display. Though not available for test drives, people were able to get a first hand look.
The Oregon EV Rebate overview session with the Q&A following was well attended. Though no rebates have yet been issued, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Test drives were provided by Tonkin Nissan (2018 LEAF), Wilsonville Chevrolet (Bolt EV and Volt), Wilsonville Honda (Clarity PHEV), FORTH (Clarity Electric), BMW Portland (i3), Beaverton Kia (Niro Plug-in), Mini of Portland (Countryman PHEV), Gladstone Mitsubishi (Outlander PHEV) and Wilsonville Chrysler Jeep Ram (Pacifica Hybrid). Wilsonville Audi had an A3 e tron on display and Wilsonville Toyota provided a Prius Prime.
We worked to highlight the affordability of used vehicles, with Platt Auto providing test drives on pre-owned vehicles like the Nissan LEAF, Kia Soul EV, and Chevrolet Spark EV. The ability to use the "Charge Ahead" Oregon rebate on those pre-owned vehicles drew plenty of interest.
We also had a very strong owner turnout, with a wide variety of models on display. Ride and drives were offered by some owners, and a few attendees were able to take a short test drive in a Model 3!
Thanks to everyone who participated, and a special thanks to PGE sponsoring the Raffle.
See you next year!
photo by: Peter Hoeckel (OEVA)
A nice Cajun Red Bolt EV and the Jaguar I-Pace Protoype at the Wilsonville NDEW event.
The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.
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