National Drive Electric Week Event - Pittsburgh
|Day:||Sunday, September 21, 2014 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||10 am to 3 pm|
Heinz Field - Green Lot 22
1008 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
It would be useful in the future, if you are capturing data from city captains, to provide a confirmation number or code after data was submitted to make sure both parties were successful in transmitting and receiving said data. That said, I'm once again giving you my best guess as I did not require those giving rides and drives to log those items.
Attendance, at least 100 throughout the day.
Number of plug in vehicles, approximately 40
Number of ride and drives - approximately 20 - 25.
photo by: Michael Kirven
Segway tour stopped by to look at a ton of Chevy Volts and the Mitsubishi imev on the far end of the lot.
I would like to cordially invite you to Drive Electric Week – Pittsburgh. We’ll be having an electric car tailgate gathering at Heinz Field to showcase the features, advantages, and benefits of driving an electric vehicle. If you have an electric car, or are curious about them, this is your opportunity to get behind the wheel! (This is NOT a sales event.)
Electric vehicles are a great alternative to gas powered transportation. Less polluting, fun to drive, and more cost efficient, especially with the cost of gas today, and in the future.
The list of confirmed cars and attendees is below. This event is free and open to everyone. More details coming in the next few days. Register today! Thank you.
Parking lot map:
A hearty thank you to Merrill Stabile at Alco Parking for providing the parking lot!
Grant Ervin, from the Mayor's Office proclaimed National Drive Electric Week - Pittsburgh, from the Electric Garage, 4621 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, on September 15th, 2014 at 11am!
If you need to charge up before coming down to Heinz Field on Sunday, September 21st, stop by the Electric Garage for some free electrons!
Eric Casteel from Solar Cast is bringing his Mobile Power Platform to the event! Learn more about it:
Adam Rossi from Adam Solar Rides will have some electric bikes!
There are currently 94 attendees registered.
Expected Plug-In Vehicles
|BMW i3 REx||4|
|Tesla Model S||3|
|Ford Focus Electric||2|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||2|
|Toyota RAV4 EV (1997-2003)||2|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||1|
|Ford Ranger EV (1997-2003)||1|
Registered attendees report 535,378 electric miles driven.
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