National Drive Electric Week Event - Naperville
|Day:||Sunday, September 20, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||1pm to 4pm|
Naperville Test Track
1720 West Jefferson Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
Naperville, IL event: the FVEAA staged things at the Naperville test track - a closed-loop driving track the city built for the dealerships. At close of registration, we had 150 people bringing 40 cars representing 10 different models. We knew we were at capacity for display cars so we parked the cars every which way we could in the show lot. Nissan brought a few Leafs for test drives and many private owners volunteered to give rides. No media and no invited dignitaries showed up. But we were abuzz with activities, test drives, burn outs, and lots of Q & A especially for our home-built conversion cars. A huge thank you goes to club member Marty for his DJ service, equipment, and the music for the day. Besides the Nissan-NDEW signs, we printed up more saying “Electric Vehicle Show” with an arrow pointing the way and put them on the side of the road. By day’s end, new friendships were made and we were very thankful for the opportunity to participate in such an awesome nation-wide event.
photo by: Robert G. Garfinkle
This is a group shot of all attendees with the Naperville water tower in the background as an identifier.
Dealerships bringing out electric vehicles for test drives.
EV owners on hand to answer questions, share their experience driving electric, and show their personal vehicles. Some private owners will be offering test rides.
Some home-built vehicles will also be on display.
There won't be food vendors on site, so bring snacks and spend the afternoon with us.
Please also join us for the press and public preview event on September 13th.
There are currently 156 attendees registered.
Expected Plug-In Vehicles
|Tesla Model S||6|
|Ford Focus Electric||4|
|BMW i3 REx||2|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||1|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||1|
Registered attendees report 641,293 electric miles driven.
In the News…