National Drive Electric Week Event - Asheville
|Day:||Sunday, September 11, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||Noon to 4pm|
Asheville Outlets Mall
800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806
We had a lot of models of evs including a Roadster, a Mercedes EV, an electric bicycle and the BMW I8. Other models present were Leafs, Volts, Model S's, I3s, BMW X5 e-hybrid, Audi E-tron, Ford focus EV, Ford CMax Energi, Ford Fusion Energi and a solar electric golf cart!
Special guest Leilani Munter attended with her model S. She gave a beautiful talk about driving electric and other sustainable habits. Also present were several solar companies, and organic apparel company, a solar powered race car from Appalachian State university and a test EV from University of North Carolina Asheville.
photo by: Rudy Beharrysingh
I do not know all of the people, but Leilani Munter is the person speaking on the left. Also from the left after Leilani is Melba Cantu, Robbie Hendry, Steve O'Neal (with Hat), skip a person and then Bob Harris (with cap). The little girl playing on the cell phone is my daughter. From right we have Mike Hoffman at the edge, then Austin Morgan with head bowed, skip a person, and then Tom Craig standing straight with cap (yellow tip) and pony tail.
Talk with owners & dealers about the pleasure of driving electric cars and see these plug-ins up close
Ride in zero-emission vehicles between 1 and 4 pmHear race driver, Tesla S owner and environmental activist Leilani Münter at 12:30 pm (www.leilani.green)
Get answers to all your questions on cost of operation, savings, available cars, area charging locations, home-charging options, rebates and tax incentives
See some specialty electric vehicles
Charge your electric vehicle at
Four, Level 2 charging stations owned by Asheville Outlets (free with a Chargepoint network card)CHAdeMO/CCS DC Fast Charger (NRG eVgo session fee applies)Tesla Supercharger (8 stations)
Meet members of the Blue Ridge EV Club & join up for freeExplore the new Asheville Outlets and one of more than 75 stores. Enjoy a meal in the food court or area restaurants and spend the afternoon.
During the week before and after the event (September 3 - September 18), see the latest models* of electric vehicles on display at the mall. * based on dealer inventory
There are currently 72 attendees registered.
Expected Plug-In Vehicles
|Tesla Model S||4|
|Audi A3 e-tron||1|
|BMW X5 iPerformance||1|
|BMW i3 REx||1|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||1|
|Ford Focus Electric||1|
|Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive||1|
Registered attendees report 238,062 electric miles driven.
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