National Drive Electric Week Event - Schenectady
|Day:||Saturday, September 9, 2017|
|Time:||10:00 am to 3:00 pm|
105 Jay Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
Take part in our 5th annual National Drive Electric Week event in the Electric City!
This is an opportunity for EV enthusiasts and auto dealers to showcase pure electric vehicles to the public in a relaxed open venue free of manufacturer, technical, or political bias. The goal is to get people excited about modern EVs and while giving them the opportunity to get up close and personal with them, as well as making EV test drives available from local dealers. 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 bringing 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. Space for EVs is limited to 70 vehicles this year and we are working on an overflow lot to accommodate any additional registrants, so please feel free to register regardless of the number of entries.
Fun for the whole family
There will be two festivals, Little Italy and a Greek festival with food and music, NYSERDA outreach event and other attractions.
Take part in our EV group photo. There will be a Wellness Fair next door. The Albany Bicycle Rescue folks will be there with bikes.
There will be Solar power vendor displays to show the advantages of making your own clean energy and saving money.
See BMW's all new C-evolution electric scooter. One of the first in the country!
Interested people are encouraged to join our Facebook group called the Capital District EV Drivers. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CapitalDistrictEVDrivers/)
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There are currently 483 attendees registered.
Expected Plug-In Vehicles
|Tesla Model S||11|
|Kia Soul EV||7|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||4|
|Ford Focus Electric||3|
|Smart fortwo electric drive||3|
|Tesla Model X||3|
|Chevy Spark EV||2|
|Honda Fit EV||2|
|Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive||2|
|Audi A3 e-tron||1|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||1|
|Ford Fusion Energi||1|
|Proterra EcoRide BE35||1|
|Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later)||1|
Registered attendees report 2,433,236 electric miles driven.