National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week Event - Las Vegas

Day: Saturday, September 20, 2014 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 10 AM to 2 PM
Location: Springs Preserve Parking Lot at EV Charging Stations
333 South Valley View Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107
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Event Report

Multiple Events in Las Vegas included electric car presentations to students and faculty at East Career & Technical Academy, to first responders at the Nevada Traffic Incident Management coalition, and to the Solar NV chapter of the American Solar Energy Society.

The Nevada Electric Vehicle Accelerator staged a statewide webcast.

Green Alliance of Nevada hosted a panel discussion at Planet Hollywood on the Las Vegas Strip about the "Future of Transportation n Nevada that included state senators Kelvin Atkinson (Energy Committee) and Pat Spearman (Transportation Committee).

An "Electric Juice Bar Crawl" toured local EV recharging sites.


photo by: Stan Hanel
"Electric Juice Bar Crawl" staging area at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas. Photovoltaic solar cell arrays track the sun, providing electricity to the recreational facility and four Chargepoint SAE J1772 AC Level 2 ports for recharging electric car battery packs. Elecric vehicles included Tesla Motors Model S, Porsche Panamera S E-hybrid, Chevrolet Volt, Nissan LEAF, BMW i3 ReX, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Daimler Smart ED, Ford Focus Electric, Zero motorcycle, and an electric 1965 Mustang Fastback EV conversion. Other EV sites toured during the "Electric Juice Bar Crawl" included Clark County Government Center, Las Vegas City Hall, Tesla Motors Supercharger station, and Las Vegas Convention Center.

Event Description

 

The Las Vegas electric vehicle community will celebrate National Drive Electric Week on Saturday, September 20th from 10 AM to 2 PM by hosting a "Juice Bar Crawl" with electric cars, drivers and riders who will tour local electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) sites in the Las Vegas valley. 

Please come join the gathering at the Springs Preserve parking lot, under a photovoltaic solar cell canopy that harvests sunlight to supply power to four ChargePoint SAE J1772 AC Level 2 recharging ports.  Electric cars will be leaving every 20 minutes during that time to visit other local "juice bars" in the Las Vegas valley:  Clark County Government Center, Las Vegas City Hall, North Las Vegas City Hall, Downtown Las Vegas Supercharger Station, Las Vegas Convention Center and an abundance of resorts and casinos along the Las Vegas Strip.

All these sites offer electricity at no cost to plug-in electric vehicle owners: http://nevadaeva.org/evse-locator-map/

Active organizations participating in the "Juice Bar Crawl" include members of the Las Vegas Tesla Owners Group, Las Vegas Electric Vehicle Association, Nevada Electric Vehicle Accelerator, Green Alliance of Nevada, Drive Clean Energy Las Vegas, Solar NV, SHIFT, as well as representatives from local dealerships who sell the Chevrolet Volt, Nissan LEAF, Ford Focus Electric, Ford Fusion Energi, Ford C-Max Energi, BMW i3, Mitsubishi iMiEV, Porsche Panamera S E-hybrid, and Cadillac ELR.

From September 15th to 19th, the EV community is also scheduled to visit local schools and non-profit organizations to exhibit plug-in electric cars and talk about the technology necessary to support a sustainable transportation system in the Mojave Desert.

  


Registered Attendees

There are currently 31 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Ford Focus Electric 2
Nissan LEAF 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Tesla Model S 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
7 Models 9

Registered attendees report 54,499 electric miles driven.

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