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:||At Lexington Supercharger at 10am (convoy starts)|
|Location:||Tesla Supercharger Lexington
2155 Paul Jones Way
Lexington, KY 40509
This was an EV CONVOY from Lexington to Louisville covering 110 miles. A Convoy - not a parade - but a mutual travel together voyage using 15 electric vehicles of 7 different models. Each car had a blue Evolve KY car flag flying from the rear window and every driver wore a black Evolve KY hat. We left the Tesla Supercharger station in Lexington, drove past Midway, went to the Kentucky State Capital Building before stopping at Chick-fil-a in Frankfort for lunch and to charge at their EV charger, drove to Shelbyville and circled the town, went to Simpsonvile and circled Outlet Mall of the Bluegrass, next to Middletown to circle the Mall St. Matthews, then to Oxmoor Center Mall to circle their parking lot before going on to Sullivan University to join the Louisville DEW event taking place there.
There was a lot of smiles, waving, and horn honking. Many cars pulled over on the other side of the road as we passed like a funeral procession to pay their respects to "the Death of the ICE Vehicle". Our voyage was captured on Facebook with pictures and live video streaming posts as we traveled along. Our FB posts received 123 Likes and 6 Comments.
photo by: Wrensey Gill, Vice President Evolve KY
15 electric vehicles from 7 different models on our way to drive 110 miles across the state in an EV Convoy.
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.
Help us turn some heads on the highway!
This will be our first annual EV convoy event. Participants will meet up at the Lexington supercharger and form a convoy to the Louisville supercharger and then be able to show off your car at the ride and drive event there. Flags will be given out to place on each car and each participant will get a special Evolve KY gift for participating (a surprise but you must sign up enough ahead of time as time is needed for production and shipping)! All makes and models of electric vehicles are encouraged.
Convoy will leave Lexington at 10:00 am in order to allow EV's with less range to charge in Midway and/or Frankfort along the way.
Also be sure to include your shirt size, we will be giving out free Evolve KY polo shirts to volunteers that sign up early enough for all our Louisville and Lexington DEW events. This is important as we need this info to place the order.
There are currently 37 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||12|
|Tesla Model S||2|
|Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||1|
|Tesla Model X||1|
Registered attendees report 321,350 electric miles driven.
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