National Drive Electric Week
Whangarei, New Zealand
Sep 08-16, 2018
|Days:||September 8-16, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||September 8, 2018 07:00 to 10:00|
|Location:||Whangarei Farmers Market
36 Water Street
Whangarei, New Zealand 0148
"Whangarei New Zealand's Most EV Friendly City" Lived up to its name during the International Drive Electric Week 2018. We enjoyed fantastic Spring Weather and the Whangarei Farmers Market Proved to be a favourite with over 265 people directly engaged, over 35 test drives and lots of in-depth questions. We have seen the level of questions go from curious to serious. Petrol prices are $2.35 per litre and going up. We also had the new Hyundai Kona, 2018 LEAF, Renault Zoe, E-Golf, Tesla Model S and a guest appearance from EVIA the restored 1956 Ford Fairlane.
Our static display at Whangarei District Council main Foyer attracted lots of attention and we ran through more than 300 fliers about EVs.
Very happy with the level of interest and community engagement.
photo by: Russell Watson c.o. Northpower
Tesla Model S, Renault Zoe and Hyundai Kona at the Whangarei Growers Market.
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Saturday 8th September O7:00 to 10:00 Whangarei Farmers Market - We plan to kick off Drive Electric Week internationally at 07:00 at the Whangarei Farmers Market. We will have EVs on display and have EV owners available to answer any questions and give test drives.
Saturday 8th September 10:30 to 12:30 Drive to the Totara Café
There will be a week long Electric Car display at Whangarei District Council, Forum North Foyer showcasing Whangarei "New Zealand's Most EV Friendly City" award September 8 to 16.
There are currently 21 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||4|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||2|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||1|
Registered attendees report 214,200 electric miles driven.
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