National Drive Electric Week
Drive Electric Day
Sep 25, 2022
|Day:||Sunday, September 25, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||1:00 - 4:00 pm EDT|
|Location:||George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
At Fairfax’s Drive Electric Day come see electric cars and speak with owners. Learn from owner experience what it is like to own and drive an electric car. Some cars will be available for test drives. Check out the list at the bottom of the webpage to see the many cars (and a Ford F-150 Lightning) registered to attend.
- George Mason University’s student solar racing team, Hypernova, will have info on their racing cars.
- A 1998 Jaguar XJR converted into to an EV will be on display. This is a fully functional car with all original features and capabilities.
- Suma Charge will demo a mobile charger and offer free charging. Mobile charger will not be available but coupons for future free charging sessions will be available.
- The city of Alexandria will bring an electric DASH transit bus, Fairfax county will bring an electric fleet vehicle and school bus.
The event will be located at the main campus of George Mason University with ample parking. Lot C is shown on the bottom of the map below. George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus is accessible via Metro Bus and Cue Bus (Fairfax City bus) and is also located near the Vienna/Fairfax/GMU Metro stop.
Why make the switch to an EV?
Other than the fact that electric vehicles are fun to drive, here are other reasons to make your next car electric: typically, EVs cost less to power than gas cars, the maintenance costs are lower, and there is a federal tax credit for certain vehicles and chargers, making the total cost of ownership of many models favorable to gas engine cars. Fossil fuel-driven cars and trucks account for more than 50% of greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing CO2 pollution will secure a safer, cleaner planet for ourselves and for our children. In Virginia, electric vehicles using the grid create less than half the CO2 pollution of gas-powered cars. As electricity generation migrates to non-carbon energy sources, the EV’s indirect CO2 emissions will decrease significantly, eventually getting to carbon-free.
Here is some information. There are many other sources.
Inflation Reduction Act EV tax credits
Alternatives to Lithium Batteries
There are currently 300 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model Y||4|
|Tesla Model 3||3|
|Ford Mustang Mach-E||2|
|Chevrolet Bolt EUV||1|
|Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Harley Davidson LiveWire||1|
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||1|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||1|
|Tesla Model S||1|
|Toyota Prius Prime||1|
|Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD/AWD||1|
|Volvo XC90 AWD PHEV||1|
Registered attendees report 748,015 electric miles driven.