National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
St. Petersburg, FL
Sep 12, 2015

Day: Saturday, September 12, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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St. Pete Drive Electric Day On The Bay was the 1st NDEW EVent held in St. Petersburg, FL. Despite a dismaying forecast of a 90% chance of thunderstorms, over 300 came out, including St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman, shown in the event photo holding an umbrella as he learns about the Chevy Volt. St. Pete City Councilman Karl Nurse read a proclamation from the host city. BYD displayed its 40' electric bus in the Ride & Drive area along with Nissan, Chevy, Tesla & BMW, with the rare i8. 2 Volts and, a Leaf provided rides on the Electric Tour de St. Pete on the city’s grand Prix course, past the famous Dali Museum.
30 exhibitors & sponsors filled the waterfront park's Green Tech Expo with displays of electric bikes and boats, solar panels and local wildlife. 30 display EVs lined up in our EV rally. Attendees appreciated being able to talk to owners after taking a ride in an EV with a dealership rep. Reps also appreciated having so many so many testimonials to back up their sales pitch.


photo by: Phil Compton
St. Petersburg, FL Mayor Rick Kriseman, left, braved the rain in his Sunshine City to check out St. Pete Drive Electric Day On The Bay at Spa Beach Park. Here, he's surprised to learn what a great car the Chevy Volt is from Robert Poole, right, of Maher Chevrolet. Maher sells more Volts than any other Chevy dealer in the SE U.S.

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