National Drive Electric Week Event - Rifle
|Day:||Thursday, September 17, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||5:00 to 7:00 pm|
Rifle Branch Library parking lot
207 East Avenue
Rifle, CO 81650
This was a first-ever ride and drive in Rifle, and was more successful than we expected. People started showing up 10 minutes before the event start time and we had a steady stream for two hours. We could have offered more test drives if the dealers had brought more cars.
Aron Diaz <CQ>, a Trustee for the Town of Silt, attended and took a test drive in a Ford Fusion. Also attending were members of the Vernal, Utah, Chamber of Commerce, who were visiting Rifle on a bus tour, and students in the Colorado Mountain College sustainability degree program.
The Rifle Branch Library was a partner in planning the event. A library staffer hosted a table to show people how to access free library resources, such as Consumer Reports and automotive magazines, to research an EV purchase.
By the end of the event, the dealer sales reps were asking if we could host another ride and drive event in nearby Glenwood Springs.
photo by: Heather McGregor, CLEER
Jonathan Gorst, salesman for Mountain Chevrolet, second from right, offered test drives in his 2014 Chevrolet Volt during the Rifle EV Ride and Drive event held Sept. 17, 2015, in Rifle, Colo. Gina Reece-Long, left, was an event volunteer with the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce. Taking a test drive were Ben Williams, behind the Volt, and Gabriel Gonzalez, right, both of Rifle.
The Rifle EV Ride and Drive event is hosted by Garfield Clean Energy, the City of Rifle, Garfield County Environmental Health, the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Rifle Branch Library. Sponsors are Mountain Chevrolet and Glenwood Springs Ford.
There are currently 13 attendees registered.
Expected Plug-In Vehicles
|Ford C-MAX Energi||2|
|Toyota Plug-in Prius||1|
Registered attendees report 11,020 electric miles driven.
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