National Drive Electric Week Event - Whangarei
|Days:||September 10-18, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||10 & 17 Sept 7 to 10 and 14 Sept 17:30 @ NRC|
Whangarei Farmers Market
36 Water Street
Water Street Car Park
Whangarei, New Zealand 0110
Whangarei growers market is very popular attracting over 5,000 people each Saturday, a great spot for EV exposure. Afternoons with EVs at some of Whangarei's stunning beach towns Tutukaka, Waipu, Mangawhai and Paihia proved popular.
Also great support from Northpower, our community-owned electric company, Charge.net.nz and Blue Cars NZ Electric Car Rental company. https://bluecars.nz/?v=d76c77a873e2
photo by: Russell Watson, Northpower
Peter Shand, Joe Camuso and market goers
The event will kick off at the Whangarei Growers Market on 10 September 07:00 - 10:00, with demo and test drives. After the market we will split up the team, taking the Electric Car experience to the outlying towns of Dargaville, Kaiwaka, Mangawhai, Kawakawa and Paihia; showcasing our fantastic coastline and stunning beaches, great surfing, diving, kite-surfing, sailing, and fishing.
Two Electric Cars will be on display in Whangarei Council's Forum North foyer during the week of 10 -17 September with storyboards explaining the benefits of EV's in New Zealand with our 80% renewable electricity.
We will participate in the Centennial Celebration of the Wairua hydro-electric power station. This 5 MW run-of-the-river hydro power station was commissioned in 1916 and has generated enough electricity to drive an EV to the moon every day for the last 100 years; and will continue to do so for the next 100 years ... a great example of renewable, sustainable transport fuel.
A presentation will be given at the Northland Regional Council, 17:30 Wednesday 14 September 2016.
Finally, there will be demo and test drives again at Whangarei Growers Market on 17 Sept. 07:00 - 10:00
Whangarei's Growers Market over 5,000 people visit this market weekly
Uretiti Beach, with Whangarei Heads in the backdrop. This is one Whangarei's fantastic beaches.
Charging up at Andre and Robin LaBonte's fabulous B&B, Waipu Cove. The 8kW Solar Array allows us to drive on Sunshine!!!
There are currently 20 attendees registered.
Expected Plug-In Vehicles
Registered attendees report 168,600 electric miles driven.
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