National Drive Electric Week - Sarasota
|Day:||Saturday, September 15, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
Florida House Institute
4454 Beneva Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233
The City of Sarasota and County of Sarasota officially proclaimed September 8-15, National Drive Electric Week. In addition 11 owner vehicles were on display or available for drives, we had 3 new car dealers available for drives. Our local TV station ran a 6 minute segment on the event.
There were two events in Sarasota. Ours was the second event and was held at the Florida House Institute, a showcase for sustainability. We focused on the AFFORDABILITY of EVs. With a large number of EVs coming off 2- and 3-yr. leases, we encouraged people to look at pre-owned EVs that can be purchased in our area for $9,000-$12,000. People were surprised and delighted to discover they could afford to buy an EV. We provided them with additional handouts with links to online resources to find and purchase pre-owned.
The location was on a high traffic road, so there were a number of cars that drove by, with actual attendance about 60-70. Considering the heat (90-degrees with a heat index of 110), we feel the turnout was good.
There are currently 50 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||4|
|Tesla Model 3||4|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||3|
|Tesla Model S||3|
|BMW i3 REx||2|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||1|
|Tesla Model X||1|
Registered attendees report 523,017 electric miles driven.