National Drive Electric Week Event - Metuchen
|Day:||Saturday, September 10, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||9:00am - noon|
Metuchen Farmer's Market
Senior Center parking lot
New St & Center St
Metuchen, NJ 08840
There were a number of people who showed up because they had heard about the event through social media / newspaper / online, and many of the local Farmer's Market Patrons stopped in as well. I talked to many retired older people who were there for the Market, but very interested. There were also a lot of families with young children stopping by.
Some local politicians / community volunteers stopped in. I remember Dorothy Rasmussen was there from the town council, and a local township administrator. Farmer's Market Volunteers were very helpful.
I contacted all local dealerships including 4 separate Nissan Dealerships and only 1 brought a car for test drives - which left after a single test drive. The dealerships were generally poor at returning calls/emails, and waited weeks before I could even get them to say no. The BMW dealers (I contacted Open Road and Springfield), Nissan dealers, and GM were out of stock. The Farmer's Market organizer only allowed 2 cars inside the market.
photo by: Alexander Brown
Ken and Steven Paradise's Model X's Alex Brown's Leaf, Michael and Pamela Thwaite's Roadster, John Sargent's Model S.
There are currently 25 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||2|
|Tesla Model S||2|
|Tesla Model X||2|
|Honda Fit EV||1|
|Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive||1|
|Smart fortwo electric drive||1|
Registered attendees report 192,490 electric miles driven.