National Drive Electric Week - Keene
|Day:||Saturday, September 14, 2019|
Monadnock Food Co-op
34 Cypress Street
Keene, NH 03431
Come out for a day of Learning and Fun about Electric Vehicles and Exciting Plans that you can take part in for the Monadnock Region!
We are Launching our Fast Charge Monadnock Local Crowdfunding Campaign to add a DC Fast Charging Station to the Monadnock Co-op - stop by and celebrate by testing out Electric Vehicles (EVs), learn more about EV charging stations, enjoy lunch, music, and more!
Thanks to our Fast Charge Monadnock Campaign Heroes for their support for the Crowdfunding Campaign!
Thank You Keene Yoga & Beeze Tees!
We have Street and Savory bringing their Food Truck for people to purchase food and enjoy eating at the Co-op outdoor tables!
Have a sweet tooth that needs tending? No problem- Frisky Cow Gelato cart to the rescue!
Need a dairy-free treat? We will have Stonyfield Organic Dairy-Free yogurt on-site while supplies last! Thank You, Stonyfield!
Music anyone? We will have members of Crazy Love performing during our event and opening for them will be the Solar Sisters.
We also will have like-minded groups coming out to enjoying the day and available to answer questions about bringing sustainable solutions to our community.
Our Co-Host and National Sponsor for Drive Electric Week - Sierra Club NH will be discussing their many programs and advocacy to realize more sustainable living and a clean energy future for New Hampshire and the planet!
Educating the Leaders of Tomorrow - come out and speak to
The Clean Energy Team of MPA will be available to discuss ways to make your home more energy-efficient, the new resolution working toward 100% renewable energy in the City of Keene, and other questions about you may about how to live more sustainably.
CCL New Hampshire will be available to answer your questions about the carbon fee and dividend bill in the US house. CCL is a national grassroots nonprofit nonpartisan organization working to create the political will to address climate change from fossil fuel use in the US and around the world.
350New Hampshire Action will be speaking about how to strengthen the climate movement in New Hampshire. 350NH is a grassroots movement that focuses its energy on stopping climate change and saving our local economy by stopping construction of new fossil fuel infrastructure and pushing leaders to develop renewable energy in NH and building strong and resilient communities.
Mother's Out Front will be speaking about their nationwide grassroots movements to ensure a swift, complete, and just transition away from fossil fuels. They are working to create a healthy climate today and a livable future for all children. In the New England region, they have been working to identify and seal up gas leaks, oppose fossil fuel infrastructure expansion, hold corporations accountable for working with us to solve the climate crisis and improve the safety and health of residents. Learn more by visiting their table.
Our Community - Electric Vehicles
Nissan of Keene will be at the event with the Leaf+ - providing test drives and letting you know how affordable the Leaf is with federal tax credits! Come out and ask Ben questions and take a drive!
- Electric Vehicle Charging
Electric vehicles need charging stations to fuel up - ones that will charge quickly and those that work overnight. Come and learn the differences - and why Fast Charging Stations make sense right along the bustling Main Street of Keene - to help our native EV owners and attract EV tourism.
We are going to have EVs from dealers and private owners. These EVs are going to be located in an adjacent lot - across the Rail to Trail - take a look at what is available - ask the dealers and owners what it is like to drive and own an EV. (We can tell you - you will learn how the pick up is AWESOME and the maintenance is almost non-existent!)
You will also get a chance to talk about how to install a charger in your home garage to charge overnight - it isn't difficult or that costly - just call your local electrician!
So - come with your questions - and get ready to do some number crunching - because the cost of an EV isn't as high as you might think when you look at the energy and maintenance cost savings PLUS rebates that exist on some EVs. Owners will give you their numbers - you can learn from those who have lived the EV life here in New England!
EV owners - space is limited - please be mindful we will likely have very close quarters for all and want to showcase all types of EVs. We will likely need to ask you to move your car during the day to highlight various cars. We hope everyone will have the EV spirit and be gracious.
Electric vehicles will be showcased in the Whitney Bros. Parking lot - map uploaded and sent out to all attendees soon!
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There are currently 30 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||2|
|Tesla Model S||2|
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||1|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||1|
Registered attendees report 170,028 electric miles driven.