National Drive Electric Week - Old Saybook
|Day:||Saturday, September 21, 2019|
|Time:||11:00 am to 3:00 p.m.|
Saybrook Point Pavilion
155 College Street
Old Saybook, CT 06475
"Electrify Your Drive!"
A Free EV Car Show and Information Session
Meet EV drivers and enthusiasts for an informative event showcasing electric vehicles (EVs) on Saturday, 21 September, at Saybrook Point. The 2019 show will highlight the clean-air and cost-savings advantages of these now widely available vehicles. The Old Saybrook event is part of the ninth annual National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) and is one of more than 300 local events nationwide. Last year’s event at Saybrook Point was well attended with over 100 participants, including 23 EV drivers who brought their own vehicles to display.
At this year’s event, experienced EV owners will bring their own cars and will discuss why they like driving electric. The drivers will explain how they use their EVs on their daily commutes and longer distance drives, as well as how they charge their cars’ batteries. Participants will learn about the differences between electric vehicles and conventional gas-powered cars (including why electric vehicles are much less expensive to operate and maintain), the widespread locations and different types of charging stations, the wide range of EV models available now, and the benefits of electric vehicles for the environment and for public health. We will have a Question-and-Answer session inside the Pavilion including a panel of EV owners/drivers and EV experts from local auto dealers.
Attendees will learn about special savings programs for Connecticut EV drivers, including state rebates and federal tax credits, for purchasing and leasing electric vehicles.
High performance sports cars, sedans, SUVs, and even pickup trucks are now or soon to be available in EV format, many with longer ranges. Among the many plug-in vehicles, models by Nissan (LEAF), Chevrolet (Bolt and Volt), Mercedes Benz (C 350e), Toyota (Prius Prime), Honda (Clarity), Tesla (Models S, 3, and Roadster), BMW (i3), and other automakers, as well as EV chargers, will be displayed. Local auto dealers will provide vehicles for test drives.
First Selectman Carl Fortuna will present a proclamation naming 16–21 September as “2019 Old Saybrook Drive Electric Week.”
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There are currently 7 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||1|
Registered attendees report 83,320 electric miles driven.