National Drive Electric Week Event - Columbia
|Day:||Saturday, September 19, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||10:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
Whole Foods Market Columbia
702 Cross Hill Road
Columbia, SC 29205-2084
Held the event at Whole Foods Market with vendors and sponsors under a 20' X 30' tent. Whole Foods set up the Giving Grill which offered $5 hamburgers and hot dogs with proceeds going to our two non-profit benefactors (Keep the Midlands Beautiful and the Landrum Washington Scholarship Fund).
photo by: Bill Buck
All volunteers for our event: Mike Anderson Jonathan Hewitt David Mitchell Edward Colie Tony Smith Alan Buck Kayla Hewitt Elaine Cooper Donald Griggs Paulo van Nuremburg Jonathan Vaught Dr. Anthony Stewart Phillip Washington Dallene Smith Michael James Isaiah Jones Mike Switzer
Columbia's Electric Tailgate Party is FREE and open to the public! Come join us and check out a variety of electric cars and plug-in hybrids.
For more info please visit our Facebook page using the link below:
Come see these models up close ...
|Make / Model||Drivetrain||Description (from PlugInAmerica.org Vehicle Tracker)
|PHEV||GM's EREV, extended range electric vehicle, with a 16.5kWh Li-ion battery from LG Chem, giving the Volt a 38 mi all electric range and 379 mi total range.|
Ford C-Max Energi
|PHEV||The Ford C-Max Energi is a plug-in hybrid version of the Ford C-Max. The C-Max Energi can drive in all electric mode up to 75 mph and has a range of over of over 600 miles...|
|EV||The Mitsubishi i is one of the most efficient passenger vehicles in North America, rated at 112 MPGe. The 'i' is powered by a 47kW AC synchronous motor and a 16-kWh Li-ion battery pack...|
|EV||The Nissan LEAF was built from the ground up to be an EV. It is a 5-seater, 4-door hatchback based on Versa/Tida platform. The LEAF has an 80kW electric motor...|
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
|PHEV||The Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid version of Porsche’s Panamera sedan. It is powered by the same 333 horsepower 3.0L V6 engine and a 96 horsepower electric motor found in the Cayenne S E-Hybrid, which can take the sedan from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds. The 9.4kWh battery pack will power the Panamera S E-Hybrid up to 15 miles at up to 84 miles per hour.|
Tesla Model S
|EV||The Model S is a new ground-up 4-door, 7-seat sedan built by California EV startup Tesla Motors. It's range will be based on battery options of 208 miles and 265 miles...|
Capable of doing 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds with a top speed of over 100 mph using direct drive, the Zero SR offers spirited riders an edge in competitive riding. The only motorcycle in the lineup available in red, the tank section of the motorcycle is highlighted with a sophisticated “Zero SR” emblem and the tail section features the motor controller with a bold and elegantly designed heat sink.
... All in one location at one time!
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|Made in South Carolina!||Drivetrain||Description (from ProTerra.com)|
Excerpt from Proterra website:
cars vehicles for yourself.
Why Drive Electric?
Plug-in vehicles are easier and cheaper to refuel
Electric vehicles are cheaper to maintain
Reduce Oil Dependence
"Around one-third of the oil we use is imported, costing our economy roughly $192 billion annually ... Most of the world's oil reserves are concentrated in the Middle East. And about 73% are controlled by Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members." more
Increase Energy Sustainability"Sustainable energy use meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their energy needs." more
Reduce Climate ChangeEach gallon of gasoline you burn creates 20 pounds of CO2
Thanks to our partners. Without their help this event would not be possible
Rich Security Systems, LP
All sponsorship proceeds, above the actual cost of the event (i.e. Event banners, T-shirts, Event giveaways, Information packet supplies) will be donated to the following organizations:
Alan Buck and Phillip C. Washington
2015 City Co-Captains
There are currently 80 attendees registered.
Expected Plug-In Vehicles
|Tesla Model S||3|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||1|
|Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid||1|
Registered attendees report 120,500 electric miles driven.
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