National Drive Electric Week - Prince George
|Day:||Saturday, September 21, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||8:30 am to 2:00 pm|
1297 2nd Avenue
Second Avenue at Quebec Street
Prince George, BC V2L 3B3
On display during the EV Gathering:
2005 converted all electric GMC Canyon pick-up truck with 65,000 km since it was converted in 2012. Instead of burning 8,840 litres of gasoline the e-truck has used 14 Megawatt hours of clean BC Hydro renewable electricity.
2012 White Nissan Leaf uplevel SL model pulling a trailer and boat, with Minn Kota Endura 30 (30 lb thrust) electric motor
2012 White Nissan Leaf
2013 Silver Nissan Leaf S Model
2017 White Chevrolet Bolt
2018 Red Tesla Model 3 with large battery
2018 Silver Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor (AWD) with long range battery
2019 Metallic Blue Tesla Model 3 base model with standard range plus
2019 Blue Hyundai Kona
2019 Dark Blue Kia Niro PHEV
Electric assist bicycle with specialized full suspension mountain bike with a 17ah/r battery and a pas (pedal assist) 750 watt (configurable) electric mid drive motor
Fully electric bicycle
Electric motorized wheel chair joined in with the other EVs for a while
The information table was consistently busy throughout the 5.5 hour EV Gathering, with the assistance of information boards, verbally answering questions, handing out printed information and guiding individuals to the EVs and their owners. The EV owners were kept busy explaining how much fun it is to drive an EV, how the existing charging system permits more EV driving than most individuals would expect, how EVs start in very cold weather when diesel and hybrids can't start, and how much money we are saving in fuel paying the equivalent of ~20 cents a litre.
The electric scooter, the e-assist bicycle and fully electric bicycle caught a lot of attention as well.
photo by: Vito Mori
National Drive Electric Week Electric Vehicle Gathering at the Prince George British Columbia Downtown Fallfest celebration.
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