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.
Expected Plug-In Vehicles
|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.