National Drive Electric Week
Sep 20, 2014
|Day:||Saturday, September 20, 2014 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
We had the most important people, those who are highly likely to convert soon to EV use. Those are Farmers' Market customers. Because school is starting and OSU would play a home game that evening, many students, parents and alumni were here from many western cities.
Our EV Exhibit Area in the Market was limited to space for three vehicles. A great attractant was a Tesla, driven from Albuquerque on the first leg of a western tour. Next was a Focus Electric and then a Leaf. That popular exhibit and great newspaper coverage in the Mid-Valley Sunday Edition of the Gazette-Times more than compensated for our low ride/drive outcome. Much of the coverage was front page. The complete article is in the media/press report. Its downside was too much focus on my son and me. However, it sparked much wider interest in EVs. I am getting calls from people who want advice and help in finding and buying either a pre-owned or a new EV.
The low ride/drive numbers are because those vehicles had to be stationed 3 blocks away. So next year our ride/drive terminal will be in the private parking lot, across the sidewalk from our Exhibit Area. It has street access. So stay tuned to Corvallis for a great 2015 NDEW event.
photo by: Bill Harbeck
The only ones that I can identify are Robert Eager whose head is under the stop sign and his black 2014 Tesla behind and Walt Eager under the straw hat on the right side of the photo with his blue 2012 Leaf SV behind him.
The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.
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