National Drive Electric Week - Omaha
|Day:||Sunday, September 9, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||11:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm|
Creighton University Skutt Student Center Ballroom
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
We had two elected officials. One is a City Councilman in Bellevue (an Omaha suburb) and one board member of Omaha Public Power District (OPPD). We have all public power in Nebraska). OPPD was at the event to promote their EV purchase incentive pilot program. One part of the incentive is $3000 off of the price of a LEAF. In addition to the display of 25 EVs including two electric bicycles, we had presentations about charging stations in Nebraska, updates on the VW Settlement and how to participate in the EV purchase incentive. One EV owner was passing through on his way to Arizona. We had media coverage from two TV stations and the Omaha World-Herald.
The other TV station did not post the piece online.
photo by: David E. Corbin, Chair, Nebraska Chapter Sierra Club
Jared Friesen with his 2018 LEAF purchased through the Omaha Public Power purchase incentive. Jared is a board member of Nebraskans for Solar and is demonstrating solar energy for his EV.
Creighton University near Downtown Omaha is providing the site for this year's National Drive Electric Week event in Omaha. In addition to an extensive display of electric vehicles including electric assisted bicycles, there will be indoor educational presentations and information tables by local organizations and dealers promoting clean, sustainable modes of transportation. The indoor venue (Skutt Student Center Ballroom) and outdoor venues will close at 3:00 pm. The event is open to the general public and free including parking in the Visitors Parking Lot on the east side of 24th St. and just north of I-480. From the lot walk north one block to the California Plaza Pedestrian Mall and walk west one block to the Skutt Student Center.
There are currently 70 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||9|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||6|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||5|
|Tesla Model S||5|
|Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Ford Fusion Energi||1|
|Toyota Prius Prime||1|
Registered attendees report 539,667 electric miles driven.
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