National Drive Electric Week
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Sep 09, 2018
|Day:||Sunday, September 9, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||10 am - 4 pm|
|Location:||Park and Ride, Tesla Supercharger Lot
Old Mammoth Road/Tavern Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Mayor Cleland Hoff spoke on stage after we read the Town of Mammoth Lake's Proclamation of Sept 9th as EV Day Mammoth Lakes. The Mayor spoke very positively about the Town's plan to support EV promotion. She stayed about 3 hours, enjoying a test ride in a Tesla Roadster as well as rides in a couple of our Evs.
Also attending was councilman and Chair of Mono County's LocalTransportation Commission, John Wentworth, Councilman Kurt and Cal Trans Brent ...
Guests enjoyed snacks and read materials on incentives and charging in our Education Tent--a 20 X 30 tent with 10 tables with 4 chairs around each. On our main stage in the tent, we held a free raffle, giving away hundreds of dollars of gift certs from local restaurants and retail shops as well as free ticket to next year's Gran Fondo cycling race. Each winner was called up to the microphone to introduce themselves, if they owned an EV, and what triggered their interest in Electric Vehicles.
A highly unique aspect of our event was its location in this remote Mountain community, literally hundreds of miles from the nearest EV CAR dealer. Due to the generosity of local residents offered lodging to out of town EV owners, we were able to showcase 9 EVs, with rides in 5 EVs. Our EV owner/educators drove 400 miles from San Diego and Sacramento! Their cars were steadily busy--making 4 - 5 trips per hour on a 6 minute, 4 mile route.
The guests were highly appreciative of our 20 dedicated, knowledgeable volunteers. Later, guests were overheard bubbling over about their "Experience Electric" event in a local restaurant.
While the total number of guests was not a huge number, the quality of conversations was high. The guests who came were highly focused on getting their rides in an EV--often riding in 2 or 3.
We also collected signatures on a petition to demand non-Tesla charging in Mammoth Lakes. We received over 300 signatures in under a week. We are still collecting . . .on line at www.change.org.
photo by: Kyle Spiewak, Treasurer, Eastern Sierra Electric Vehicle Association
EV Owner/Educators traveled from San Diego and Sacramento to volunteer.
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.
Free drawings for prizes on the hour for registered attendees!
Electric Car Insider Buying Guide
Gift Certificates to your favorite restaurants and shops.
- Drive more efficiently on cleaner energy
- Save money on the initial cost of the car by taking advantage of incentives
- Save money on the operating and lifetime cost of a car.
- Learn how to charge your car at home and on the go.
- Business Specialists tell how to install chargers to attract customers
There are currently 45 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||2|
|Tesla Model S||2|
|Tesla Model X||2|
|Ford Ranger EV (1997-2003)||1|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||1|
Registered attendees report 337,553 electric miles driven.
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