National Drive Electric Week
Sep 21, 2019
|Day:||Saturday, September 21, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Location:||Heritage Farm Ice Cream
163 Pawtucket Boulevard
Lowell, MA 01854
The 2nd annual Lowell Drives Electric event was held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 At Heritage Farm ice cream along the Merrimack River in Lowell, Massachusetts. Perfect weather was on hand as well as the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race, taking place right across the street.
Approximately 300 attendees joined 30 EV and Plug In vehicle owners along with clean energy vendors to educate visitors about clean energy and EVs. In attendance were State Rep. Thomas Golden, Chair of the State Energy Committee, State Senator Edward Kennedy, and Lowell City Councilor Rodney Elliot. Five additional city council candidates addressed the audience and helped to cut the ribbon. Cornerstone Mitsubishi joined in with Tesla, Kia, Chevy, and Hyundai Owners In offering test drives of their electric vehicles.
It is estimated that 100 participants took test drives or demo rides throughout the afternoon. Cycle Loft also provided test drives of e-bikes and solar panels providers were also in attendance. Kids enjoyed the special activities such as face painting and mini golf designed just for them.
A special thanks to National sponsors Plug In America, EAA, Nissan, and the Sierra Club. Local sponsor National Grid also made our event extra exciting by providing t-shirts, music by Marianne and Larry, and signs for the event. Lastly, Heritage Farm Ice Cream was a generous host providing tables and cones. We hope to everyone at next year’s Lowell Drives Electric and in the meantime check out for more events by our new partner Juice Up Electric on Facebook and Instsgram.
photo by: Geoffrey Koetsch
On top: Tesla Model X at Lowell Drives Electric, 9/21/19, Heritage Farms Ice Cream, Lowell, Massachusetts. At bottom (from L to R) Michaela Hondros-McCarthy, Green Energy Consumers Alliance, Ty Chum, Lowell City Council Candidate, Ribbon Cutter State Rep. Tom Golden, Chair of State Energy Committee, Corey Belanger, Sokhary Chau, Lowell City Council Candidates, Scott Darlington, Lowell Drives Electric City Captain
All attendees and volunteers are required to wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all National Drive Electric Week 2022 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.
Join Lowell Drives Electric for our 2nd annual electric car show at Heritage Farm Ice Cream in Lowell on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 12-5 pm. Ride and drive electric cars and plug-in hybrids with dealers and owners along the banks of the Merrimack River . Last year we had over 30 plug in vehicles. Come by to experience why you should make your next vehicle electric!
There are currently 150 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||5|
|Tesla Model S||4|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||3|
|Tesla Model X||3|
|Hyundai KONA Electric||2|
|Kia Soul EV||2|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||2|
|Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Kia Niro Electric||1|
|Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||1|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||1|
|Toyota Prius Prime||1|
Registered attendees report 906,390 electric miles driven.