National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week Event - Jacksonville

Day: Thursday, September 17, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Whole Foods
10601 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32257
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Event Report

It was a dark and stormy night, but people still came! Whole Foods hosted our event in their parking lot. We had our local EV dealers providing test drives as well as many EV owners providing their cars for ride and drive. A DJ kept the crowd rocking as we announced EV swag giveaways and Whole Foods provided yummy delicacies. Our program featured a proclamation from the Jacksonville mayor, comments from our sponsor, the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization, JEA, our electric utility and representatives from the North Florida Clean Fuels Coalition, Sierra Club and Whole Foods. The big announcement was the funding of $300,000 in new EV charging stations that will be installed beginning in October so folks can say goodbye to range anxiety! The rain and associated traffic had a severe impact on turnout, but we were so thankful that the diehard EV drivers came. We even doubled turnout from the previous year’s event!

Event Description

 

North Florida Drive Electric Rally


  •  Meet EV owners to learn about their driving experience first hand
  •  Ride and Drive with EV dealers including Tom Bush BMW, Claude Nolan Cadillac, Coggin Chevrolet Avenues and Coggin  Nissan  Avenues
  •  Win Chevy, Nissan, BMW and Tesla EV gear giveaways
  •  Learn about the new ChargeWell EV charging stations
  •  Enjoy music and refreshments

 Preregister now to get event updates and we’ll see you in September!

 Thanks to our hosts, sponsors and supporters:  

North Florida TPO, JEA, North Florida Clean Fuels Coalition and the Sierra Club Northeast Florida

 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 173 attendees registered.

Expected Plug-In Vehicles

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 9
Nissan LEAF 9
Tesla Model S 8
BMW i3 3
BMW i3 REx 2
Ford C-MAX Energi 2
Cadillac ELR 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
9 Models 36

Registered attendees report 563,368 electric miles driven.

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Presented By

PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR

Nissan LEAF® is the exclusive automotive sponsor of National Drive Electric Week

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSOR

BRASS LEVEL SPONSOR

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