National Drive Electric Week Event - Groton
|Day:||Thursday, September 15, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Location:||Navy SUBASE, Dealey Center (Requires Base Access)
Crystal Lake Rd
Groton, CT Groton
New England Electric Auto Assn, teaming with Navy NAVFAC, hosted the event on the Navy Base. Public access was limited but open to all on-base personnel. Eight personal EVs/ PHEVs were able to participate and owners were able to share their EV experiences.
Approximately 1,000 sailors and civilians filled the auditorium to capacity for general training that ended with 15 minutes presentation on EV 101 basics. Many left through the front entrance and on to Dealey Plaza where they were able to talk with owners about their experiences with EVs. The all-electric Teslas attracted quite a bit of attraction as well as the BMW I3 Rex and Ford C-Max Energi, both plug-in hybrids.
All participants were glad that the event took place, glad to see the cars on display and to talk with owners.
photo by: Dave Oliveria
There were nine personally owned EVs/ PHEVs parked as a static display on Dealey Plaza at Navy SUBASE Groton. This picture was taken shortly after sailors finished general training that ended with a 15 minute EV 101 presentation.
Want to learn more about owning an EV/Plug-In? Come visit and ask real owners about their experiences.
In all cases, we encourage you to register to attend to help us better plan the event.
Directions to SUBASE; On Interstate 95 in Groton, take the exit for route 12 and follow the signs for the base. Follow white NDEW lawn signs to our event! Reserved parking for EV/Plug-in EV owners. Look for our green and white NDEW signs!
NEEAA (www.NEEAA.org) is involved with more sites in New England. Check out the full list here.
Plug In America Public Service Announcements - Here are some fun videos promoting EVs, brought to you as a public service by Plug In America. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB8A30D58E1AF9DB5
There are currently 16 attendees registered.
Expected Plug-In Vehicles
|Ford C-MAX Energi||2|
|Tesla Model S||2|
|BMW i3 REx||1|
|Ford Transit Connect Electric||1|
|Smart fortwo electric drive||1|
|Toyota Plug-in Prius||1|
Registered attendees report 176,877 electric miles driven.
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