National Drive Electric Week is presented by Plug In America Sierra Club Electric Auto Association

National Drive Electric Week Event - Austin

Day: Saturday, September 19, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 10 AM - 4 PM
Location: Northwest Recreation Center
2913 Northland Dr
Austin, TX 78757
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Event Report

Our event included many EVs such as the Testa Model S, Nissan leaf, Chevy Volt, BMW i3, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, a converted 1984 Jeep C7, and the University of Texas Solar Car.
The weather that day was a bit toasty at 95 degrees, but we this was better than the rainy events of previous years. We had presentations from Austin Energy, Native Solar, and Smart Charge Residential. Austin Energy went over their new Time of Use program and showed who Austin was planning to have EV infrastructure in new developments.
Native Solar discussed everything one needs to know about how to get solar panels to charge your car. Smart Charge Residential explained the history of EVs
and demo'd home chargers.

As expected, EV drivers were eager to show visitors their cars. A chevy volt owner had lots of show and tell items. We had vendors and other organizations that attended
such as Lone Star Clean fuels Alliance (who helped sponsor the event.)


photo by: Ben Jarrett
Cars in this shot: Nissan Leaf, 1984 Jeep CJ7 conversion, UT solar car, Ford C-MAX Energi, Tesla.

Event Description

 


Numerous electric cars will be displayed that include models from Tesla, Nissan, Ford, and BMW.

There will be opportunities to test drive EVs and discuss EVs with their owners.

From 12-4pm, there will be informative sessions that affect EVs from Austin Energy, Smart Charge Residential,
and Native Solar.  

Registered Attendees

There are currently 158 attendees registered.

Expected Plug-In Vehicles

Vehicle Registered
Nissan LEAF 15
Tesla Model S 6
Chevrolet Volt 4
EV Conversion 3
BMW i3 REx 2
Ford Fusion Energi 2
Other Plug-In Vehicle 2
Zero Motorcycle 2
BMW i3 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
14 Models 42

Registered attendees report 657,861 electric miles driven.


National Drive Electric Week is presented by Plug In America Sierra Club Electric Auto Association
Nissan LEAF® is the exclusive automotive sponsor of National Drive Electric Week.
Silver Level Sponsor: CalETC
Bronze Level Sponsor: ClipperCreek

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