We had great participation by owners, dealers, and the public despite cool, gray, rainy weather all day. The local News Channel Nine story was great pubicity.
Vehicle owners/Participants: Please scroll down to the bottom for important event information.
Syracuse (and all of Central New York State) takes Part in National Drive Electric Week, a free event held outside the MoST on Saturday September 12, 2016 from 10 am until 5 pm that is open to the public.
Dozens of electric vehicle owners and enthusiasts will display their vehicles, answer your questions, and offer test rides to highlight the fun, clean-air benefits, and cost-savings of electric cars.
We have several unique vehicles rarely seen outside of California, or in some cases, rarely seen at all. Included in the cars displayed, we expect to have a 2014 RAV4 EV, a 2010 Tesla Roadster, the first EV that Tesla introduced, a 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, and a 2011 Think City. Another highlight is the display of converted electric vehicles like the 1987 Dodge Daytona converstion - a must see vehicle. There will also be a large array of owner and dealer vehicles from BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford,
Honda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Tesla, Think City, Toyota, Volkswagen and other automakers. Dealers will be making test drives available.
National Grid will be on-site to promote EVs and energy efficiency.
EV Charge Solutions will be providing charging stations. There will also be open-source charging solutions.
Parking: Parking (for vehicles not directly involved) for this event will be available free at the trolley lot just south of the MoST:
You can find a brief video from the local news of last years event here:
Here are a few pictures from last year's event:
Participant Information -
Charging WILL be available via an EVSE connected to a 208V NEMA 14-50A receptacle, or you can plug in directly to that outlet. The MoST is adding a second 208V receptacle. There are also several 110V outlets. Additionally, there are many J1772 Chargepoint stations within a few blocks.
I want to thank the team at the Museum of Science and Technology for hosting us again this year.
Many of you requested a better way to get on the east lawn from the bus turnaround area. Here it is:
Check in: Please check in at the bus turnaround area just east of the main entrance to the MoST:
There are currently 44 attendees registered.
Registered attendees report 214,397 electric miles driven.