National Drive Electric Week Event - Richmond
|Day:||Sunday, September 13, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
4901 Libbie Mill East Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230
This was Richmond, VA's second annual NDEW celebration and we set stretch goals of doubling the number of electric vehicles at the main event and doubling attendance. While we didn't meet these ambitious goals, we still had significant growth thanks to very strong word of mouth via our social media channels and partnerships that we forged.
We had 36 electric vehicles at our EV Round-Up on 9/13 versus 22 vehicles in 2014. The largest contigent consisted of 8 LEAFs and 14 Teslas, including a Roadster from northern Virginia. We drew quite a few EV owners from that region and Hampton Roads, as well as a few owners from Maryland. And, a Raleigh, NC resident trailered his 2002 Toyota RAV-4 to Richmond for the second year in a row.
Total confirmed attendance at our EV Round-Up and two other NDEW events was 105 versus 68 in 2014. We drew only a small crowd to test drive four EVs and watch a film on 9/15, but got a much better turnout at a meet-up on zero emission transportation on 9/17.
photo by: Drive Electric RVA
A diverse group of electric vehicle owners (top) came together to share their experiences with the general public and each other for the main event at Richmond, Va.'s second annual NDEW celebration. In addition to this EV Round-Up on Sept. 13, there was a meet-up on zero-emission transportation on Sept. 17 co-sponsored by Richmond Green Drinks and Old Dominion Innovations (lower left), and test drives of four electric vehicles (upper right) and a free film screening (lower right) on Sept. 17 co-sponsored by the RVA Environmental Film Festival. Science Matters was the overall media sponsor.
dozens of other EVs, and learn more about them from their owners
For more information about our group, please drop us a line at DriveElectricRVA@mail.com. We are also on Facebook @DriveElectricRVA.
There are currently 114 attendees registered.
Expected Plug-In Vehicles
|Tesla Model S||12|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||2|
|Ford Focus Electric||2|
|Toyota RAV4 EV (1997-2003)||2|
|BMW i3 REx||1|
|Ford Fusion Energi||1|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||1|
|Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later)||1|
Registered attendees report 865,615 electric miles driven.
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