National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week Event - Hilo

Day: Saturday, September 12, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: The Home Depot
380 Makaala St
Hilo, HI 96720
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the organizers for this event, which took place in 2015.

Event Report

Overall, our Hilo event was a success - we had about 150 guests and many had genuine interest in EV ownership. Despite the decent weather at the start of the day, warm Hilo rain periodically interrupted our event. Owners and guests took it all in stride – we improvised and persevered, despite the weather.

We had several models represented: 9 Nissan LEAFs, 5 Tesla Model S, 2 Chevy Volts, a Mitsubishi i-MiEV, a Ford Focus Electric, a BMW i3, a Kia Soul EV, and a Bronco conversion.

Senator Russell Ruderman, Representative Joy San Buenaventura, and a representative from Senator Brian Schatz’s office were guest speakers. Sen. Ruderman and Rep. San Buenaventura gave inspiring speeches. Marlena Castro Dixon read Sen. Schatz’s letter of recognition acknowledging NDEW and our group’s efforts to expand adoption of sustainable transportation.

Nissan and Kia representatives joined the event.

More information can be found at: http://www.bigislandev.org/national-drive-electric-week-2015/


photo by: Noel Morin
Tesla Model S, Ford Focus Electric, Nissan LEAF, Bronco (conversion), Soul EV Emily Ebert, Philip Zachary Hodges, Steve Hardash, Philip Tait

Event Description

 

Join the Big Island EV Association for Drive Electric Week in Hilo!  

This event will offer the opportunity to learn about EVs from actual owners.  You'll hear about the benefits of EV ownership, get to see the latest EVs, and even experience the smooth and quiet rides that can only be had in these next-generation vehicles. 

This event is made possible by The Home Depot in Hilo - it will be held in parking lot fronting the Garden Center.

Drive Electric Week is organized nationally by Plug In America, Sierra Club, and Electric Auto Association.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 16 attendees registered.

Expected Plug-In Vehicles

Vehicle Registered
Nissan LEAF 3
Chevrolet Volt 2
Tesla Model S 1
3 Models 6

Registered attendees report 117,000 electric miles driven.

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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