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.|
|Time:||9am to 1pm|
|Location:||Delmar Farmers Market
332 Kenwood Avenue
Bethlehem Central Middle School
Delmar, NY 12054
Event ReportWhat a fantastic turn out this year. The weather was perfect, owners were busy talking to the public, and our test drive vehicles were constantly going in and out of the event area all day.
Kona: Garvey Hyundai
e-tron: Audi Albany
Unfortunately, the Tesla Model X was not available for test drives as our local sales representative was not available. The local Tesla service center did attend with two demo Model X units and a lot of accessories to be purchased. They brought two service techs along to install those accessories and to answer any questions people had about servicing a Tesla. We received a lot of good feedback about the presence of the Tesla service area. The most common comment being that people didn't realize that they had a service center, so close by, and that for many cases they didn't even need to go to the service center, as their mobile service van could take care of many of their service needs.
We had a fantastic event, thank you everyone for coming out!
photo by: Bill T Terwilleger
Capital District EV Drivers
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Take part in our 7th annual National Drive Electric Week event!
This is an opportunity for EV enthusiasts and auto dealers to showcase pure electric vehicles to the public in a relaxed open venue free of manufacturer, technical, or political bias. The goal is to get people excited about modern EVs while giving them the opportunity to get up close and personal with them, as well as making EV test drives available from local dealers. It’s also a chance to help inform the public about electric vehicles. Like any new technology, there are still some prevalent misconceptions and lots of questions that the public has. With a range of EVs on the road, there is an electric car for every lifestyle.
Local dealers will be bringing new EVs for test drives. We welcome participation from local car dealerships, EV owners, renewable energy companies, utility companies, and anyone else that is part of the electric vehicle eco-system.
Fun for the whole family
Take part in our EV group photo. There will be a farmers market next door with lots of delicious food.
There will be Solar power vendor displays to show the advantages of making your own clean energy and savings.
There are currently 367 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||20|
|Kia Soul EV||7|
|Tesla Model S||5|
|Tesla Model X||4|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||3|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||3|
|Hyundai KONA Electric||2|
|BMW i3 REx||1|
|Kia Niro Electric||1|
|Smart fortwo electric drive||1|
Registered attendees report 2,010,902 electric miles driven.