National Drive Electric Week - Southwest Florida
|Day:||Sunday, September 29, 2013 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||10:00 am to 4:00 pm|
Mote Marine Aquarium
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236
City of Sarasota Mayor Shannon Snyder
Chair of the Sarasota County Commission Carolyn Mason
Both read their respective proclamations for National Plug In Day
The Hampton Inn is offering a discounted rate for the Electric Vehicle Expo: $89.00, the link for this is below. They also have four (4) Level 2 charging stations available!
Director of Sales
Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota/Bradenton Airport
975 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34243
p: (941) 355-8140
f: (941) 359-2939
Official Press Release
National Plug in Day to “Electrify the
Sept. 29 celebration will feature electric vehicles, sustainable technology, discount Mote admission
Electric vehicles and other eco-friendly technologies will show their power during “Electrify the
This free event will take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, on the grounds of Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium on
Electrify the Island will feature a plug-in electric vehicle (EV) expo, ride-and-drive sessions that allow visitors to test some of the sleekest EVs around, including cars from Tesla, Ford, Chevrolet and Nissan, along with vendors focused on sustainability and energy efficiency, educational booths, great food and a special discount at The Aquarium at Mote.
- Full details for the public and news media below.
- To sponsor this event or become a vendor, contact Nigel Mould at 941-400-0548, firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Chris Sharek at 941-915-6003, email@example.com
- To RSVP your EV for display and/or a post-event rally (drive to a local beach restaurant), contact Larry Chanin at firstname.lastname@example.org
At noon on Sept. 29, Sarasota Mayor Shannon Snyder will present a city proclamation honoring the local event, which will be followed by remarks from Mote Trustee Nigel Mould, event Co-Chair.
This is the second National Plug In Day celebration held in
Electrify the Island is possible thanks to national partners Plug In America, Sierra Club and Electric Auto Association, along with local partners City of Sarasota, Sarasota County and Mote.
There are currently 78 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model S||7|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||5|
|Chevy Spark EV||1|
|Toyota Plug-in Prius||1|
|Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later)||1|
Registered attendees report electric miles driven.
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