National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week Event - Rochester

Day: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 4:00PM to 7:30PM
Location: I-Square, The Market at I‑Square and The Irondequoit Conference Center
400 Bakers Park
Rochester, NY 14617
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the organizers for this event, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

Our event went well as planned. Speakers included:

Bob Kanauer - NDEW Rochester Event City Captain
Mike Nolan - Owner of I-Square
David Seeley - Supervisor, Town of Irondequoit
Joseph Robach - NYS Senator
Jason Kennedy - Deputy Director of Monroe County Department of
Environmental Services
Kathleen Benedetti-Fisher - NY Electric Vehicle Initiative Representative,
Sierra Club


Volunteers included:

New York State Electric Auto Association
Mark Thorn
Bill LaBine
Bob Kanauer

Genesee Region Clean Communities
David Keefe
Anne Spaulding
Mike Moser
Bob Barker
Kristy Graves

Sierra Club
Kat Fisher - NY Electric Vehicle Initiative Representative
Jeff Debes – Rochester Region

EVs included a VW Bug Conversion and a Police Car - A Chevy Volt - from the Rochester Police Department

We were presented with a Proclamation from the City of Rochester, presented by Jason Kennedy - Deputy Director of Monroe County Department of Environmental Services.


photo by: Bob Kanauer
Proclamation from the City of Rochester, presented by Jason Kennedy - Deputy Director of Monroe County Department of Environmental Services

Event Description

 

This year's Drive Electric Week Event - Rochester NY will again be held at the I-Square site, (The Market at I‑Square and The Irondequoit Conference Center), 400 Bakers Park, Rochester, NY 14617. NOTE: If you are using a GPS, enter the Zip Code - some GPS units may send you to another "Baker" elsewhere in Rochester. This location is just off Titus Ave., next to the House of Guitars in Irondequoit.

Our local sponsors/partners for the event include the New York State Electric Auto Association (NYSEAA), Genesee Region Clean Communities, Inc. (GRCC), and I-Square (go to http://i-square.us/ to learn more about this exciting mixed-use zoned area).

*Check out various plug in electric cars, talk with owners and dealers

*Opportunity to ride/drive electric cars - FREE ice cream for those that do a test ride or drive

*See how the cars are charged, 4 charging stations at I-Square site

*I-Square site has food, drink and ice cream (for purchase) with a roof top patio

*Speakers for the event include:

Mike Nolan - Owner of I-Square

David Seeley - Supervisor, Town of Irondequoit

Joseph Robach - NYS Senator

Jason Kennedy - Deputy Director of Monroe County Department of Environmental Services

About our local Sponsors:

New York State Electric Automobile Association (NYSEAA) is a Rochester NY based group that advocates for the use electric vehicles and is a great resource of information. The group started as a resource for those building their own EV’s and with the advent of production EV’s we have converted to assisting those that want to buy and drive the new generation of EV’s as well as lending our support to efforts for a larger adoption of electric vehicles.
The Genesee Region Clean Communities (GRCC) coalition is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program. The objectives of the coalition are to reduce dependency on petroleum and improve air quality through development of fleets of alternative fueled vehicles and supporting infrastructure. The coalition supports a variety of alternative fuels, including EV's, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) , LPG (propane) and biofuels like E85 and biodiesel, as well as other strategies such as anti-idling and VMT  (vehicle miles traveled) reduction.

National Sponsors include Plug In America, Sierra Club, Electric Auto Association, Nissan, and PlugShare.

Special thanks to Kathleen Benedetti-Fisher, NY Electric Vehicle Initiative Representative, Sierra Club.

Information will be updated as new information becomes available.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 61 attendees registered.

Expected Plug-In Vehicles

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 11
Volkswagen e-Golf 4
Ford C-MAX Energi 2
Nissan LEAF 2
Tesla Model S 2
Cadillac ELR 1
EV Conversion 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
12 Models 28

Registered attendees report 324,372 electric miles driven.

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PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR

Nissan LEAF® is the exclusive automotive sponsor of National Drive Electric Week

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSOR

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