National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week Event - New London

Day: Sunday, September 11, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: New London Historical Society
179 Little Sunapee Road
New London, NH 03257
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Event Report

Even though we're a small town of only 4500 people, we pulled out all the stops to make our Expo one of the top two NDEW events in all of New England - the other being the one in Boston. Attendance far exceeded our expectations, with 24 electric cars and at least 350 participants. We also had several electric bicycles, a speaker series with six presenters, and four solar panel installers set up exhibits to show off their services. We offered free admission, free homemade cookies and donuts, free coffee and apple cider, and a free raffle ticket for all pre-registered attendees. Donated prizes for our raffle included an overnight stay at a local B&B, a hand-turned wooden bowl made by a local artisan, and lots of gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses.
The highlight of our Expo was the Tesla Model X with its falcon-wing doors. The Model X gave more rides than all the other cars combined. Here's a video report:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKax8c0Jkvo


photo by: David Harris
Plug-in vehicles lined up in front of the two big barns at the New London Historical Society during our Electric Vehicle Expo. From left: white BMW i8, blue Tesla Model X, two red Chevy Volts, black BYD e6, three Tesla Model S's, a BMW i3, blue Nissan Leaf, white Nissan Leaf. Off camera: 2011 Tesla Roadster, 1997 Solectria Force, 1923 Red Bug, and additional Leafs, Volts and Teslas.

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Event Description

 



Join us September 11th at the New London Historical Village for a look at the future of sustainable transportation. 
Experience the feel of riding or driving an electric car or bicycle!
Test-drive BMW, BYD, Chevy, Nissan & Tesla electric cars.
Learn how to charge your car with free electricity from rooftop solar panels.
Meet with enthusiastic electric car owners and local solar installers.

Historical Village buildings will be open to the public; take a look at our past while you're here to see the future!
FREE admission - FREE refreshments - FREE raffle ticket for pre-registered attendees.

The 2016 Electric Vehicle Expo is brought to you by the New London Energy Committee and our sponsors: Clarke's Hardware; Echo Communications; Energy Emporium; Flying Goose Brewpub; Four Seasons Sotheby's Realty; Grappone Auto; Inn at Pleasant Lake; New Day Energy; ReVision Energy; Snow Building Construction; Tulley BMW; and Unleashed.
Photo right: Recharging the BYD e6 all-electric SUV at a Chargepoint terminal in Manchester, NH.
Photo below: Tesla Model S 'filling up' at a high-speed Supercharger station.
Get behind the wheel of an electric car ... you may never pump gas again!
Photo below: The New London Historical Village, a beautiful location for our event, consists of 15 historical buildings set on 8 scenic acres near the center of town. In addition to historic structures, they have a wide assortment of antique horse-drawn carriages, sleighs, and even an antique electric car on display.
The Scytheville House, pictured below, will offer a 240-volt electric car charging station for use by exhibitors. There will be a second portable charging station elsewhere in the Historical Village, and two more charging stations will be available at the Inn at Pleasant Lake, just 2 miles away on North Pleasant Street.

Many thanks to our sponsors who've made it possible for us to put you behind the wheel of an electric vehicle!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 195 attendees registered.

Expected Plug-In Vehicles

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 5
Nissan LEAF 5
Tesla Model S 4
BMW i3 REx 2
BMW i8 1
BYD e6 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Solectria Force 1
Tesla Model X 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
12 Models 24

Registered attendees report 308,577 electric miles driven.

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