National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week - Rochester

Day: Saturday, September 15, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 10AM to 2PM
Location: Rochester Institute of Technology - Lot T
1 Lomb Mermorial Dr
Rochester, NY 14623
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the organizers for this event, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

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

The Rochester EV Accelerator organization did a great job facilitating the 160 Ride and Drives.

Funding for the site use including other expenses was provided by the Rochester EV Accelerator organization and Greater Rochester Clean Cities.

Dealers on site included:
* Cortese Ford
* Cortese Chrysler
* Dorschel Kia
* Dorschel Toyota
* Dorschel Nissan
* Garber Honda
* Piehler Jaguar

Organizations and groups on site:
New York State Electric Automobile Association (NYSEAA) - event organizer
Greater Rochester Clean Cities (GRCC) - event sponsor/organizer
Rochester EV Accelerator - event sponsor/organizer
EV Charge Solutions
Citizens Climate Lobby
Sierra Club - Rochester chapter
Impact Earth
Rochester People's Climate Coalition
Henrietta Public Library


photo by: Bob Kanauer
Vehicle check in; Ride and Drive sign up

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 7th 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), Greater Rochester Clean Cities (GRCC), Rochester EV Accelerator, and RIT.

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

*Take an educational test drive in one of the latest electric car models available

*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) on site from Effortlessly Healthy, Rochester's #1 food truck!

*Rest rooms available on campus

Dealers on site include:

* Cortese Ford
* Cortese Chrysler
* Dorschel Kia
* Dorschel Toyota
* Dorschel Nissan
* Garber Honda
* Piehler Jaguar

Organizations and groups on site:

New York State Electric Automobile Association (NYSEAA) - event organizer
Greater Rochester Clean Cities (GRCC) - event sponsor/organizer
Rochester EV Accelerator - event sponsor/organizer
EV Charge Solutions
Citizens Climate Lobby
Sierra Club - Rochester chapter
Impact Earth
Rochester People's Climate Coalition
Henrietta Public Library 


About our local organizers:

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.

Greater Rochester Clean Cities (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, Greater Rochester Clean Cities, 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 Drive Electric Week is a collaboration between Plug In America, Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association. 

National sponsors include the Nissan LEAF (exclusive automotive sponsor for NDEW) and ClipperCreek.

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Registered Attendees

There are currently 132 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 14
Chevrolet Volt 10
Tesla Model 3 5
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 4
Toyota Prius Prime 2
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
EV Conversion 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2018) 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model X 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
18 Models 48

Registered attendees report 696,506 electric miles driven.

Presented By

PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR

Nissan LEAF® is the exclusive automotive sponsor of National Drive Electric Week™

SILVER LEVEL SPONSOR

CALIFORNIA REGIONAL SPONSOR

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