National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week Event - Overland Park

Day: Friday, September 19, 2014 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 5-8pm
Location: The Longbranch
9095 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66212
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Event Report

We had 4 Teslas, 4 Nissan Leafs, 4 Chevy Volts, a Twike, a Chevy S-10 conversion, '74 VW beetle conversion and a plug in Prius conversion.

ON Saturday the 20th in KC, MO we had 2 Teslas, 3 Leafs, a Twike, a BMW 325i conversion and 1 electric bike. We had about 25 people at our static display. We then paraded thru the Country Club Plaza where the annual Art Fair was in full swing. The Twike led the way and it turned a lot of heads.

Lots of new EV drivers were encouraged to join the local chapter and help promote electric transportation.
Sprint has added 15 new charging stations to their Overland Park Campus. The former CEO purchased a Tesla and the charging station project jumped to the head of the list.

Event Description

 

We Need Your SupportSupport
National Drive Electric Week is a great chance to spread awareness about EV vehicles. National Electric Drive Week is led by local plug-in drivers and advocates, which means that this will only be possible with your support. This is a great chance to get involved and help promote EV vehicles.

If you are interested in exhibiting, volunteering, or donating please contact Angela Song at angela@kcenergy.org.

Interested in Displaying Your Own Electric or Hybrid Vehicle?!
Register your vehicle online at driveelectricweek.org/.  Click on the "Volunteer" tab to create your account and sign up for any of the exhibit events in the newsletter below.  If you have any questions please contact Angela at angela@kcenergy.org.


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Kickoff National Drive Electric Week @ Science City at Union StationSciencecity
When: Saturday, September 13
Time:  12pm - 5pm
Where: 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

Kick off Drive Electric week at Science City! Experience indoor educational exhibits and outdoor vehicle displays with your admission to Science City.

  • EVs on display: Nissan Leaf, Tesla S, Chevy Volt and more!
  • Learn how a heavy truck can run on electricity with Orange EV
  • Air quality education by Mid-America Regional Council
  • Educational video content
  • Student electric vehicle projects
  • Charging stations

Click here for more information and to RSVP 


EV Car Show @ Village Presbyterian ChurchChurch
When: Wednesday, September 17
Time: 4pm - 8:30pm
Where: 6641 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS 66208

One of the events planned for the National Drive Electric week is an electric car show that will be held on Wednesday September 17th at The Village Presbyterian Church from 4:00-8:30pm.  Some of the cars that will be on display include the Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt and Conversions.

The church is located at 67th St and Mission road in Prairie Village, KS. Dinner and salad are available for $7.00 a person and salad bar only is $5.00. That is church dinner and education night.

Reservations for dinner need to be made by September 10th if you plan to have dinner or salad bar only. Email Al Pugsley to confirm your dinner reservations.  Visit our Eventbrite page for more information.

Orange EV T-Series Corporate Test Drive OrangeEV

When: September 18, 2014
Time: 1pm - 4pm

Do you operate a terminal truck?  We are encouraging all coporate fleet owners to bring in your drivers to test drive an ALL Electric T-Series!  Yes, ALL ELECTRIC! See what one industry leader said after testing the T-Series for two weeks at their Edgerton, Kansas intermodal facility. Hosted by Kansas City Regional Clean Cities and Orange EV, we are offering an opportunity you don't want to miss!

This event will be by appointment only.  Please RSVP and we will contact you with more information.

 

Click here for more information or visit tinyurl.com/mecevents  

 

****This event is only open to corporate fleets*****


Stakeholder Seminar: Workplace Charging @ Black & VeatchStakeholder
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When: Friday, September 19
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Where: 11401 Lamar Ave, IP1 Training Room, Overland Park, KS 66211
 
Join us at Black & Veatch for our September Stakeholder Seminar. At this meeting we will discuss the happenings of Clean Cities and will be talking about Workplace Charging and how you can help expand the EV network! Agenda Highlights:
  • U.S. DOE Workplace Charging Challenge
  • Nissan's Workplace Charging Program
  • Black & Veatch's Workplace Charging Program
Please click here for more information and to RSVP.

Cruise Night @ Longbranch SaloonCruisenight
When: Friday, September 19
Time: 5pm - 8pm
Where: 9095 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212 
 

Join us Friday night at the Long Branch Steakhouse for Cruise Night! Showcasing hot rods, street rods, customs, classics rat rides, street machines, motorcycles, and more.  For one night, and one night only, introducing ELECTRIC VEHICLES!!!  Enjoy the classics and modern vehicles all in one place!  

 

Dan's Longbranch Saloon and Steakhouse has been holding this event every Friday night during the summer for years now, and they always pull in a strong crowd.  So come out Friday, September 19 to check out Teslas and converted electric vehicles brought to you by the Mid-America Electric Auto Association.


Click here for more information and RSVP

Electric Car Display and Parade @ Discovery Center & Plaza Art Fair discoverycenter
When: Saturday, September 20 
Time: 9am - 11am
Where: 4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110 

 

Check out this gathering of plug-in cars and trucks at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center.  Brought to you by the Mid-America Electric Auto Association.  You will be able to speak with owners and ask any questions you might have about electric vehicles.  Come out and see self-converted vehicles and original manufactured cars, like Teslas and Leafs! 


Following the event there will be an informal parade through the Plaza Art Fair down 47th street.

 

Click here for more information and to RSVP 


For more information about any events please contact Angela Song at angela@kcenergy.org or 816-531-7283.
 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 17 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 2
Nissan LEAF 2
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Tesla Model S 1
5 Models 7

Registered attendees report 58,700 electric miles driven.

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