National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week Event - Delmar

Day: Saturday, September 17, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Saturday Delmar Farmers Market
Bethlehem Central Middle School
332 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
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Event Report

This was our 4th event and the best one yet. Everyone I spoke to felt the same way. We had a record number of EVs at 60, test drives, foot traffic, and sunshine! EVs available for test drives: Fuccillo Kia brought three Soul EVs, Destination Nissan brought a new LEAF, DePaula Chevrolet brought a new Volt, and the local BMW dealer did not have an i3 in stock so one of their technicians brought his personal i3 for test drives! One of the Soul EVs was sold later that afternoon. Although it was a local event, we had EVs come in from Massachusettes and New Jersey as well.

Speakers at this event:
Doris Davis, Bethlehem Town Board
David VanLuven, Bethlehem Town Board
Pat Fahy, NY State Assemblywoman
John Clarkson, Bethlehem Town Supervisor
Paul Tonko, Congressman
Aaron Mair. Sierra Club President
Mark Warford, Vice Principal, Bethlehem Central Middle School
William Reinhardt, Albany County Legislator


photo by: Glenn Marcucio's drone
Overall aerial shot of our event at the Delmar Farmer's Market.

More photos from this event.

Event Description

 

 Take part in our 4th annual National Drive Electric Week event at the Saturday Delmar Farmers Market.


 This is an opportunity for EV enthusiasts and auto dealers to showcase pure electric vehicles as well as plug-in  hybrids to the public in a relaxed open venue free of manufacturer, technical, or political bias. The goal is to get  people excited about modern EV’s and Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles while giving them the opportunity to get up  close and personal with them, as well as allowing test drives in some cases. It’s also a chance to help inform the  public about electric vehicles, like any new technology there are still some prevalent misconceptions and lots of  questions that the public has. With a range of EVs on the road, there is an electric car for every lifestyle. 

 Local dealers will be brining new EVs for test drives. We welcome participation from local car dealerships, EV  owners, renewable energy companies, utility companies, and anyone else that is part of the electric vehicle eco-  system.


 Fun for the whole family: 

 
 Free Admission

 There will be locally grown and prepared food available at the Delmar Farmers Market.
 
 Take part in our EV group photo.
 
 There will be Solar power vender displays to show the advantages of making your own clean energy and saving money.
  
 Interested people are encouraged to join our Facebook group called the Albany Capital District EV Drivers.
 
 If you know of any EV drivers in the Albany Capital Region, please let them know about our group.

 Michael Kamm
 Albany Capital District EV Drivers


                                                                 

                                                                   Look for this banner at the entrance of the show. 

             

Registered Attendees

There are currently 317 attendees registered.

Expected Plug-In Vehicles

Vehicle Registered
Nissan LEAF 16
Chevrolet Volt 12
Tesla Model S 7
Smart fortwo electric drive 4
BMW i3 REx 3
Ford Focus Electric 3
Kia Soul EV 2
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 2
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 2
Volkswagen e-Golf 2
BMW i3 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Honda Fit EV 1
Tesla Model X 1
Think City 1
17 Models 60

Registered attendees report 1,099,780 electric miles driven.

Presented By

PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR

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

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSOR

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