National Drive Electric Week
Windsor Drive Electric Week
Sep 25, 2021
|Day:||Saturday, September 25, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT|
3050 Howard Ave
Windsor, ON N8X3Y8
20 EVs were on display at the Devonshire Mall parking lot for the annual National Drive Electric Week event. Electric Vehicle Society Windsor-Essex chapter held this event alongside many other locations throughout North America. This event was a good opportunity for the public to ask EV owners about particular models or regards to making the transition. Despite a little rain delay, the event was a success with many EV society members participating with their EV’s on display. In addition to some quick drive-by questions, at least 30 visitors participated in some good educational discussions. This year’s discussions were a little different as the public was more confident that EVs were in their future. They were with an open mind but were present with more detailed questions than ever before. Many knew what type/size, or model or vehicle they were looking for and many were interested in learning more about the Windsor-built Pacifica PHEV. There were more pure electric vehicles (BEVs) versus Plug-in Hybrid Electric vehicles on display than ever before, and some of the public were asking for a pure electric Minivan option. There was even a demonstration of Tesla’s Smart Summons feature in the parking lot. There were being driven remotely with the use of the owner’s cell phone at slow speeds to a commanded nearby location.
photo by: Pino Mastroianni
Rain delay. Participants just starting to arrive. Mary Guthrie in the trench coat.
The Devonshire Mall is hosting EV Society Windsor-Essex at the North West parking lot (the old Sears lot) as electric cars of many makes and models will be on display by their owners.
EV owners and visitors are welcome to participate in a physically distant event. Join the display with your EV or come and ask owners about their EV experience. Please register here if you are planning to attend with or without an EV.
There are currently 31 attendees registered.
Plug-In Vehicles Registered by Attendees
|Tesla Model 3||2|
|Chevy Spark EV||1|
|Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Ford Mustang Mach-E||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||1|
|Tesla Model S||1|
|Tesla Model X||1|
|Tesla Model Y||1|
|Toyota Prius Prime||1|
Registered attendees report 889,000 electric miles driven.