National Drive Electric Week
Sep 15, 2015
|Day:||Tuesday, September 15, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||4:00 pm - 7:30 pm|
|Location:||Unitarian Universalist Church
4848 Turner Street
Rockford, IL 61107
Despite little promotion we had a good turn out: 2 Volts, 2 Leafs, 2 Tesla S, 1 C Max Energi, 1 Zero motorcycle ridden by a gray haired lady from Elgin, 1 electric bicycle. About a dozen folks who did not own electric cars showed up plus an entire Cub Scout pack. We had two TV stations - WTVO -17 who broadcast a long segment and did a good job, including an interview with local furniture businessman Dale Gustafson with his Tesla. WREX - 13 broadcast a short piece on the event. That's what I was after - exposure. That driving electric is great and affordable.
Several owners/participants came because they saw the report on NDEW on Green Car Reports, looked for a local event, and were surprised to find that one was taking place in Rockford, IL. Very glad I decided to create an event. I now have a base of interested EV owners to work with on future events. We'll do better next time as this one was put together in great haste.
photo by: Allen Penticoff
Harlan Johnson ( blue Leaf) and Dale Gustafson ( white Tesla) in foreground. Vehicles: 2 Volts, 2 Leafs, 2 Tesla S, 1 C Max Energi, 1 Zero SR motorcycle, 1 electric bicycle
All attendees and volunteers are required to wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all National Drive Electric Week 2022 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.Owners of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are invited to attend our local celebration of National Drive Electric Week.
Non-electric driving public are encouraged to attend and learn about the significant benefits of driving electric vehicles from those who own and operate them.
Mr. Green Car, Allen Penticoff, will give a presentation "How the Volt Works and Electric Cars in General” at 6:00 pm.
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