National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week Event - Melbourne

Day: Saturday, September 20, 2014 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 10 AM to 3 PM
Location: Melbourne City Hall
900 E. Strawbridge Ave
Melbourne, FL 32901
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Event Report

We had members of the Melbourne, Fl City Council as well as Mayor of Melbourne, FL Kathy Meehan on hand to open the event and read a NDEW proclamation. Due to significant, sustained bad weather we had numerous rain delays and some EV owner and Exhibitor cancellations. However most of the vendors and attendees braved the storms taking shelter under exhibitor tents, in the city parking deck, or under cover of an umbrella. FPL provided a caricature artist for the event which was a huge hit, and the city of Melbourne provided a DJ for the event. We held demo sessions with a L2 Schneider Electric EVlink in home charger to show attendees how simple it is to plug in. We closed the event with an EV caravan through the down town strip which included 3 Tesla model s, a Tesla roadster, a Porsche Panamera e-hybrid, leafs, volts, an i3, 2 ford fusion energis, a Rav4EV, and a Plugin Prius.


photo by: Josh Pritt - Space Coast EV Drivers
Kathy Meehan, Mayor of Melbourne, FL and City Council Members. Nissan Leaf, Toyota Rav 4 EV, Chevy Volt, Tesla Model S, BMW i3.

Event Description

 

Contact SpaceCoastEVDrivers@gmail.com for exhibitor and sponsorship information. 

NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK MELBOURNE

The Space Coast Electric Vehicle Drivers Co-founders Josh and Brenna are honored to be serving as this year’s City Captains for Melbourne, Florida’s National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) Event.

When: Saturday, September 20th 2014
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Location:  900 E. Strawbridge Ave Melbourne, FL 32901 (Melbourne City Hall surface parking Lot)

This year’s event is the first National Drive Electric Week event to take place in Brevard County and is being brought to you by the Space Coast EV Drivers & The City of Melbourne which has sponsored the location and city activity fees to give this event an excellent kick off in Melbourne.  This event would not be possible without the help of local electric vehicle drivers who will be showcasing their personal EVs at the event, exhibitors, sponsors, area businesses and more.  

Join us for a day of fun and get to know today’s electric vehicle options through:

(Tentative Schedule)

Reading of City Proclamation by Mayor Kathy Meehan (10 AM)
Electric Vehicle Car Show (10-3)
Free Level 3 CHAdeMO charging provided by the City of Melbourne
Ride and Drives in Electric Vehicles (EV), Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV), and Extended Range Electric Vehicles (EREV) (10-3)
Q&A with the Space Coast EV Drivers (10-3)
New Dealership Electric, Plug in Hybrid Vehicles and Extended Range EVs Available for Test Drives (10-3)
EV and Environmental Related Exhibitor Booths (10-3)
WA1A 107.1 On Site Broadcast With DJ TIMMY VEE 
Exhibitor Demos (Times TBD) 
Fun, Free Activities 
EV Caravan through Downtown Melbourne 3:30 PM
And More!

Here's the map for the ride and drive route:

Registered Attendees

There are currently 134 attendees registered.

Expected Plug-In Vehicles

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 8
Nissan LEAF 7
Tesla Model S 3
Other Plug-In Vehicle 2
BMW i3 1
EV Conversion 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Other 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
11 Models 27

Registered attendees report 245,461 electric miles driven.

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PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR

Nissan LEAF® is the exclusive automotive sponsor of National Drive Electric Week

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSOR

BRASS LEVEL SPONSOR

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