National Drive Electric Week is presented by Plug In America Sierra Club Electric Auto Association

National Drive Electric Week Event - Chicago - Western Suburbs

Day: Sunday, September 29, 2013 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Naperville car test track 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.
1720 West Jefferson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
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Event Report

THis was a great event as The FVEAA rally and ride-n-drive event was held at the city-owned car test track in Naperville IL, about 30 miles west of Chicago. This is the only city-owned test track in the nation where car dealers take prospective buyers to test vehicles on a closed circuit track complete with wet brake skid test area, acceleration lane, rocky hill climb, as well as various smooth and rough terrains to provide drivers and passengers a feel for vehicle performance. The day was a complete success with roughly 70 test drives of electric vehicles, and s display of 26 electric cars and trucks


photo by: Dobrin (Dio) Vesselinov
A few of the participating Fox Valley Electric Auto Association (FVEAA) members are shown left to right: Ted Lowe, James Schmidt, Dennis Doney, Chris Young, David Zygmont, Bruce Jones, Sam Carnavacciolo, Grant Gerke, Rich Hirschberg, Todd Martin, George Gladic, Steve Grushas, Bob Baker, Maria Baker Cars in background left to right Tesla Model S, Chevrolet Volt, Ford Focus Electric. The FVEAA rally and ride-n-drive event was held at the city-owned car test track in Naperville IL, about 30 miles west of Chicago. This is the only city-owned test track in the nation where car dealers take prospective buyers to test vehicles on a closed circuit track complete with wet brake skid test area, acceleration lane, rocky hill climb, as well as various smooth and rough terrains to provide drivers and passengers a feel for vehicle performance. The day was a complete success with roughly 70 test drives of electric vehicles, and s display of 26 electric cars and trucks.

Event Description

 

WHAT:  The Fox Valley Electric Auto Association is holding a Plug-in Day 2013 Electric Vehicle Rally and Ride ‘n drive event

WHEN: Sunday September 29th from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  

WHERE:  At the Naperville Car Test track located  at 1720 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville IL 60540 

Dozens of plug-in electric vehicles will be featured including conversion cars, home built electrics, and conventional plug-in electric vehicles like Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Mitsubishi I, and Tesla Model S.  National car manufacturers like Nissan will feature ride ‘n drives of electric vehicles on the test track itself for those interested in testing out an electric vehicle.

NIsssan is already planning on having 4 of their all-electric Leafs there, 2 for test drive s!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 107 attendees registered.

Expected Plug-In Vehicles

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 8
Nissan LEAF 7
Tesla Model S 7
Other 3
Ford Focus Electric 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
9 Models 30

Registered attendees report electric miles driven.

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