National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week - Fairfield

Day: Saturday, September 14, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Fairfield
Fairfield Train Overflow Lot (across from Sportsplex)
140 Mill Plain Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Event Report

Now in its fifth year, the “Green Wheels Expo” sponsored by Fairfield, CT's Sustainable Fairfield Task Force, has emerged as one of the New England region’s most distinctive EV exhibitions and is firmly within the top ranks of exhibitions nationally in terms of number of vehicles on display.  The event, on Sept. 14, attracted some 500 attendees who viewed 56 EVs, the most exhibited at any Connecticut event by far.

Models featured included the Tesla Model 3, Model S, Model X, and Roadster;  the Chevrolet Bolt and Volt; the BMW i3 Rex and i8; the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid; the Hyundai KONA Electric; the Jaguar I-Pace; the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV; the Nissan Leaf from model years 2011 through 2018; the Smart fortwo electric drive, and the Volvo XC90 AWD PHEV, representing nearly 900,000 e-miles driven.

New this year and a true event crowd-pleaser was an electric school bus from the City of White Plains (N.Y.), manufactured by the Lion Electric Company and operated by National Express Transit – offering  excited kids and their parents a close-up look at the fast-approaching future of school transportation free of unhealthful diesel emissions.

The event’s sponsors included AquarionGreater New Haven Clean Cities CoalitionCT Southwestern Area Clean Cities CoalitionLive Green CTMaritime Chevrolet, and United Illuminating.

On hand for the event, Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau lauded event participants and organizers, and underscored the Town’s strong commitment to EV adoption -- emphasizing that “electric vehicles are quiet, safe, affordable, and really fun to drive.”



photo by: Sustainable Fairfield Task Force
Overhead shot of the Fairfield, CT Green Wheels Expo at high noon.

Event Description

 

 Electric Bikes, Motorcycles, Boats, Busses and Cars

• Carpooling and Bike Sharing

• Mass Transportation

• Biking, Hiking and Walking

• Energy Efficiency

• Environmental Impact

• Financing for Going Green

See How Your Mobility Choices Make a Difference!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 129 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 11
Chevrolet Bolt 7
Tesla Model S 6
Chevrolet Volt 4
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 3
Audi e-tron 2
BMW i3 REx 2
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Other Plug-In Vehicle 2
Tesla Model X 2
Tesla Roadster 2
BMW i3 1
BMW i8 1
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
Honda Clarity Battery Electric 1
Hyundai KONA Electric 1
Jaguar I-Pace 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Volvo XC90 AWD PHEV 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
22 Models 55

Registered attendees report 895,615 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Platinum Level Sponsor

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

Silver Level California Regional Sponsor

Bronze Level Michigan Regional Sponsor

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