National Drive Electric Week - Hamden
|Day:||Saturday, September 14, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened.|
|Time:||11:00 am to 3:00 p.m.|
Miller Public Library
2901 Dixwell Ave
Hamden, CT 06518
"Electrify Your Drive!"
A Free EV Car Show and Information Session
The Town of Hamden is hosting an educational event about electric vehicles for all interested people to highlight the clean-air and cost-savings advantages of these now widely available vehicles.
Experienced EV owners will discuss why they are enthusiastic about their all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles and how they use them on their daily commutes and longer distance drives, as well as how they charge the cars’ batteries. The 2019 event is the second annual National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) event to be held in Hamden; it 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 in Hamden attracted over 120 participants, including 21 EV drivers who brought their own vehicles to display.
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.
Attendees will learn about special savings programs for Connecticut EV drivers, including state rebates as well as federal tax credits, for purchasing and leasing electric vehicles.
Light refreshments will include apple cider and apple cider donuts from Bishops Orchards of Guilford (Fall 2019 crop).
High performance sports cars, sedans, SUVs, and even pickup trucks are now or soon to be available in EV format, many with longer (over-200-mile) driving ranges. Plug-in vehicles by Nissan, Chevrolet, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, BMW, Tesla, and other automakers will be displayed and some will be available for test ride-and-drives. EV and Plug-In Hybrid EV owners are encouraged to register for this event and to bring their vehicles for all or part of the event. Start by clicking on the "Participate" button above.
Mayor Curt Leng will proclaim September 14–22 as “2019 Hamden Drive Electric Week.”
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There are currently 83 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||11|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||4|
|Tesla Model S||3|
|BMW i3 REx||1|
|Hyundai KONA Electric||1|
|Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||1|
|Tesla Model X||1|
Registered attendees report 365,977 electric miles driven.