National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week Event - Asheville

Day: Sunday, September 21, 2014 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 1-4 pm
Location: Asheville Public Works Parking Lot
161 S. Charlotte Street
Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Report

NC State Senator Terry Van Duyn. The total for the single day, 21Sept14 FREE Electric Car Show & RIde was: 389 people, 26 cars, 180 rides. The weekly total (for all Asheville events not reported elsewhere): 788 People, 56 cars, and 184 rides included the events for the full National Drive Electric Week.


photo by: Blue Ridge EV Club by Joe Baum
National Drive Electric Week - Asheville, North Carolina - Asheville Public Works parking lot. Hosted by Blue Ridge EV Club on September 21, 2014. Photo showing BrightFieldTS Solar-Driven charging station and ride circle.

Event Description

 

Have an electrifying experience on Sunday afternoon, September 21, 1-4 pm. Asheville’s premier electric vehicle charging hub will be abuzz with FREE opportunities to:

·      Talk with owners & dealers about the pleasure of driving electric cars and see these marvels up close

     Dealers include: Anderson Nissan, BMW of Asheville, Boyd Chevrolet Cadillac Buick, Ken Wilson Ford, Sunshine Chevrolet

    ·      Cars include*: BMW i3, Cadillac ELR Chevrolet Volt, Ford Plug-In Hybrids, Nissan LeafTesla and ELF Organic Transit

·      Ride or drive a zero-emissions vehicle (10-minute loop)

·      See the operation of several BrightFieldTS electric vehicle charging stations which produce power from the sun

·      Get answers to all your questions on cost of operation, savings, available cars, area charging locations, home charging options, rebates and tax incentives

·      See some specialty electric vehicles

·      Meet members of the Blue Ridge EV Club & join up!

    * based upon dealer inventory & availability

Come out and see for yourself why Electric Vehicle sales have doubled in each of the last three years. Just click on the "Register" button above to attend the main event.


During the prior weeks, there will be other learning opportunities:

Wednesday, Aug 20, 5:30-7:30 pm, Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr., Brevard. Talk with owners and see their cars.

Thursday, Aug 28, 5:30-7:30 pm, Southern Appalachian Brewery. 822 Locust Street, Hendersonville, NC. Talk with owners, see their cars and register for the free 9/21 car show.

Saturday, Aug 30, 8 am – 12 pm, Transylvania Farm Fair, Downtown Brevard, NC.  Corner of Johnson and Jordan streets, just off East Main St. Talk with owners, see their cars and register for the free 9/21 car show.

Wednesday, Sept 10, 5:30-7:30 pm, Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr., Brevard. Talk with owners and see their cars and register for the free 9/21 car show.

Friday, Sept 12, 6 - 7:30 pm, Southern Appalachian Brewery. 822 Locust Street, Hendersonville, NC. Talk with owners, see their cars and register for the free 9/21 car show.

Saturday, Sept 13, 8 – 1 pm, North Asheville Tailgate Market, UNC-Asheville Campus. Talk with owners, see their cars and register for the free 9/21 car show.

Wednesday, Sept 17, 2:30-6:30 pm, Weaverville Tailgate Market, Weaverville, NC Community Center overlooking Lake Louise. Talk with owners, see their cars and register for the free 9/21 car show

Wednesday, Sept 17, 2:30 pm, Haywood Community College (Creative Arts Building, Room 7316), 185 Freelander Dr., Clyde, NC Free screening of Chris Paine's documentary Revenge of the Electric Car  followed by audience discussion. See an electric car and talk to the owner. hosted by the HCC Sustainability Club. For more information, contact Sara Martin 828-627-4687

Wednesday, Sept 17, 6 - 8 pm, Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr., Brevard. Talk with owners, see their cars and register for the free 9/21 car show.

Wednesday, Sept 17, 6:30 pm, UNC Asheville Physics Lecture Hall (Rhoades/Robinson 125), Free screening of Chris Paine's documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? followed by audience discussion, hosted by the UNC Asheville Mechatronics Engineering Program. For more information, contact Dave Erb 828-258-7659

Thursday, Sept 18, 6:30 pm, UNC Asheville Physics Lecture Hall (Rhoades/Robinson 125), Screening of Chris Paine's documentary Revenge of the Electric Car followed by audience discussion, hosted by the UNC Asheville Mechatronics Engineering ProgramFor more information, contact Dave Erb 828-258-7659

Friday, Sept 19, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Southern Appalachian Brewery. 822 Locust Street, Hendersonville, NC. Talk with owners, see their cars and register for the free 9/21 car show.

            Friday, Sept 19, 8:30 - 10:30 am, Workplace Charging Workshop at Asheville Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center. Businesses learning about providing charging at their sites. (Register for this workshop by contacting Bill Eaker, bill@landofsky.org)

      Saturday, Sept 20, 10 am-6 pm, Weaverville Arts ‘N Autumn Festival, 30 S. Main Street, Weaverville, NC outside of the Town Hall. Talk with owners, see their cars and register for the free 9/21 car show.

      Saturday, Sept 20, 8 am-1 pm, Asheville City Market at the Asheville Public Works Parking Lot, 161 S. Charlotte St, Asheville, NC. Talk with owners, see their cars and register for the free 9/21 car show.

These events are organized by the Blue Ridge EV Club (https://www.facebook.com/groups/blueridgeevclub/) and Land Of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition (www.cleanvehiclescoalition.org) with help from NC Department of Enviornment & Natural Resources. 


Registered Attendees

There are currently 199 attendees registered.

Expected Plug-In Vehicles

Vehicle Registered
Nissan LEAF 13
Chevrolet Volt 4
Tesla Model S 3
Ford C-MAX Energi 2
Tesla Roadster 2
BMW i3 1
Cadillac ELR 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
9 Models 28

Registered attendees report 270,400 electric miles driven.

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