National Drive Electric Week Event - Naperville
|Day:||Sunday, September 21, 2014 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
Naperville Car Test Track
1720 West Jefferson Avenue
The FVEAA had a steady stream of drivers waiting in line to take a test drive at the Naperville Car Test Track. 2 Leafs, 1 Volt, 2 Teslas, 2 Mitsubishi i, 1 BMW i3, and several "converted" cars were busy all day. (No notable celebrities)
photo by: Bruce Jones
George Hilliard (left), Miodrag Zubic (center) and George's gorgeous electrified Mazda Miata at the Naperville, IL Ride-n-drive on 9/21/2014 at the Naperville Test Track
For National Drive Electric Week (in previous years called National Plug-in Day) The Fox Valley Electric Auto Association, will host a Ride & Drive event to promoting the benefits of driving Electric Vehicles. The event will again be located at the Naperville Car Test track in central Naperville, which is specifically designed to be used by prospective car buyers to test drive vehicles. (Track is located near the intersection of Fort Hill Drive and West Jefferson Street). The course features hills, rough pavement, straight-aways and curves so drivers can get a feel for how the vehicle performs. To answer your EV questions, plenty of FVEAA members will be there with their own electric cars, purchased or crafted themselves. The experts will be there between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Come out and drive! Find out for yourself why Electric Vehicle sales have doubled each of the last three years.
There are currently 121 attendees registered.
Expected Plug-In Vehicles
|Tesla Model S||6|
|Ford Focus Electric||1|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||1|
Registered attendees report 366,200 electric miles driven.