National Drive Electric Week Event - Novi
|Day:||Thursday, September 18, 2014 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||1pm - 2pm|
Novi Suburban Collection Showplace Convention Center
46100 Grand River
Novi, MI 48374
There was a lively discussion of the importance of industry stakeholders becoming proactive in the international discussion about the adoption of plug-in vehicles. Additional items of discussion included experiences of a long time Tesla owner, issues surrounding the installation of EVSE's and their evolution. A legal expert addressed the legal implications of the Tesla/dealer debate and the need for people in the industry to support plug-in vehicles. During the event, we had a Tesla with over 43,000 miles on the Battery Conference floor at the Tech Discussion area, Vendors were able to talk with the car owner about his experience. Since the show is an international show with vendors from many countries including China, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Great Britain, the interest was great and the impact of having a Tesla was important to this event. Comments from conference attendees included many mentioning that the Tesla was the most visited 'booth' at the show.
photo by: Michigan EAA
Larry Tuttle, MEAA; Dan Scherer, Tesla owner, Stuart Irwin, Clipper Creek; Dan Crane, U of M Law School; Tom Bowes, Detroit EITC at the Novi Showcase Battery Expo
Panel Discussion open to the public at the Novi Battery Show:
Companies Escalating EV Sales through Public Education and Policy Advocacy
There are currently 28 attendees registered.
Expected Plug-In Vehicles
|Ford Focus Electric||2|
|Tesla Model S||2|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||1|
|Ford Fusion Energi||1|
Registered attendees report 138,461 electric miles driven.
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