National Drive Electric Week
Sep 08, 2018
|Day:||Saturday, September 8, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||10 am - 2 pm|
|Location:||Stillwater Mill Center
75 Tinkham Lane
Burrillville, RI 02830
On Saturday, September 8th we held Rhode Island's 5th annual National Drive Electric Week event at the Pascoag Green Festival in Burrillville, RI. The event was a partnership between the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, the Town of Burrillville, Pascoag Utility District, Rhode Island Department of Health, and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Participating vendors included Green Energy Consumers Alliance, Inskip BMW of Warwick, and Central Mitsubishi of Raynham.
The 13th annual Green Festival featured a variety of activities for the whole family, including face painting, crafts, music, and bucket truck rides. Adults were able to learn about various methods of conservation from green vendors that participated in the festival. In addition, there was a farmers market on site selling local produce and goods, as well as a food truck.
This year we had a wide variety of display and test vehicles on hand. For the first time, Mitsubishi attended with an Outlander PHEV SUV. BMW brought three vehicles for test drives: an i3 REX and two 530e PHEVs. Other vehicles included a Tesla Model 3 (a first for RI NDEW!), Tesla Model S, Chevrolet Bolt, and Volkswagen e-Golf. People who participated in test drives were encouraged to fill out a survey before and after their experience to gauge their awareness and interest level regarding plug in vehicles. Overall, the event was very well received by all who attended.
photo by: Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources - Ryan Cote
Attendees learning more about electric vehicles and the programs that support them.
All attendees and volunteers are required to wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all National Drive Electric Week 2022 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.
Have you been thinking about owning an electric car or plug-in hybrid?
On Saturday, September 8, join us at the Town of Burrillville's 12th Annual Green Festival, from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., where you will have the chance to peek under the hood, kick the tires and test drive the newest electric car models.
While you're there, stay for the Green Festival which features activities for the whole family. Children can enjoy face painting, crafts, music and bucket truck rides while adults can learn about various methods of conservation from green vendors that will be participating in the festival. Food trucks will be cooking up a storm and the Burrillville Farmers Market will have fresh, local products for sale.
Register to attend using the blue "Register" button at the top of this page and complete a short survey for a chance to win $250!
For more information, visit: http://www.pud-ri.org/greenfestival
There are currently 20 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|BMW i3 REx||1|
|Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||1|
|Tesla Model 3||1|
|Tesla Model S||1|
Registered attendees report 104,230 electric miles driven.