National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week - City of Cape Canaveral

Day: Saturday, September 21, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Manatee Sanctuary Park
701 Thurm Blvd
City of Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
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Event Report

The City of Cape Canaveral was proud to have hosted its first-ever National Drive Electric Week event at the beautiful Manatee Sanctuary Park overlooking the Banana River Lagoon. The City is very supportive of electric vehicles and firmly believes they represent the future of transportation. To date, the City of Cape Canaveral has installed twelve Level-2 ClipperCreek charging ports across six charging stations at various City facilities and parks, the most of any municipality in Brevard County. 

At the City's NDEW event, 200 residents and visitors came and saw first hand the technology and benefits of electric vehicles, as well as what the City is doing in terms of the electrification of its own vehicle fleet. A total of 48 test drives were given and over 30 vehicles were in attendance, with participants having driven over 600,000 all-electric miles. The event also saw a display from the Embry-Riddle EcoEagles, a group of engineering students who successfully converted a 2016 Chevy Camaro into a hybrid-electric vehicle for a US Department of Energy competition. 

All in all, it was a wonderful experience and the City looks forward to hosting next year's National Drive Electric Week event!    

photo by: Zachary Eichholz, City of Cape Canaveral Sustainability Manager
Over 30 vehicles participated in the City of Cape Canaveral's first-ever National Drive Electric Week event at Manatee Sanctuary Park. A total of 200 residents and visitors were able to see and experience the technology and benefits of electric vehicles, with 48 test drives occurring throughout the day.

More photos from this event.

Event Description

 

In keeping with the tenets of the Cape Canaveral Vision Statement and in an effort to set an example for coastal municipalities in Florida and across the nation, the City of Cape Canaveral is routinely taking action to be more sustainable and ecologically friendly. The City is committed to delivering policies that are effective, sustainable and resilient. Electric vehicle adoption, promotion and education is a part of this leadership effort.

Come out to Manatee Sanctuary Park in the beautiful City of Cape Canaveral to see first-hand dozens of electric and plugin hybrid vehicles owned by everyday Brevard County residents. This event is completely free to the public and there will even be test drives available. Learn about how electric cars really work, the infrastructure necessary for adoption and see what Cape Canaveral is doing with its own EV and hybrid fleet.

Hope to see you there! 




Registered Attendees

There are currently 73 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 9
Chevrolet Bolt 3
Chevrolet Volt 3
Tesla Model S 3
Tesla Model X 3
EV Conversion 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Jaguar I-Pace 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
14 Models 32

Registered attendees report 633,028 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Platinum Level Sponsor

Nissan LEAF® is the exclusive automotive sponsor of National Drive Electric Week™

Silver Level California Regional Sponsor

Bronze Level Michigan Regional Sponsor

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