National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week Event - San Antonio

Day: Saturday, September 19, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: William R Sinkin Eco Centro (At San Antonio College)
1802 N Main Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212
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Event Report

1) The city officially proclaimed 19th Sep 2015 as Drive Electric Day!
2) We employed creative ideas to keep plastics and trash to a minimum. We were certified green at the VERDE level(highest attainable) by the city of San Antonio. Beyond EVs, we also had Electric Bus,a PV powered juice & solar stage
3a) (District 8) Councilman Ron Nirenburg kicked off the event and spoke of the strong conviction and intent from the city to put more EVs on our roads.
3b) We also had (District 26) senator Jose Menendez's secretary stopped by to and asked us to reach out to them regarding all things EV.
4) Energy lab was part science-part magic to the kids who all got take home gifts.
5) The EV owners (some from over 100 miles) came fully charged up and offered ride ins and test drives till the end. Just looking at the large EV gathering at the parade start point made all the effort worth it.
Overall turnout was not as expected but we surely had many firsts and quite a bit of local press coverage


photo by: Ram Krishnan
City's Electric bus, Some EVs that came in from more than 100 miles to participate at the event (D8)councilman Ron Nirenburg and the Solar Stage, Alan Montemayor at the Energy Lab, Josh Rincon & Sean Burke with Mike Goldstein's Roadster

Event Description

 


In addition to the test drives/ rides of Electric vehicles, the event will feature speakers addressing the city's air quality and the benefits of switching to Plugin Electric vehicles.

We will also talk about San Antonio's Solar advantage that can lead us to a future potential of Infinite Miles per Gallon (ZERO Gallons of Fossil fuel use for personal transportation). 

You can explore and learn about the city's all Electric VIA Bus and over 30 Electric vehicles, EBikes and see what suits your lifestyle.

Enjoy some local music and organic juices (both completely powered by the Sun) while exploring electric vehicles and talking to owners and enthusiasts. Hope to see you there!

Join our facebook group to keep up with the updates: SanAntonioEV.org

Registered Attendees

There are currently 216 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan LEAF 8
Tesla Model S 8
Chevrolet Volt 7
EV Conversion 4
Tesla Roadster 3
BMW i3 2
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 2
Fiat 500e 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (1997-2003) 1
10 Models 37

Registered attendees report 573,274 electric miles driven.

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