National Drive Electric Week
Baton Rouge, LA
Sep 14, 2017
|Thursday, September 14, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
|11:00AM - 2:00PM
|Town Square, Downtown Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
The Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Dr. Chuck Carr Brown spoke in a press conference held at our NDEW event to discuss the state's VW settlement, his desire to add EVs to the state fleet and encourage other departments to follow his lead. Ann Vail, Executive Director of Louisiana Clean Fuels spoke about automaker announcements about moving to the electric drive and on her coalitions work to improve EV infrastructure in the state. Two local TV stations covered the press conference.
We had a map of the downtown EVSEs next to the podium with 6 EVs around the media beacon in our Town Square.
Mayor President Broome, of East Baton Rouge Parish attended and spoke with the vehicle owners and took photos with the attendees. She posted photos of her visit on her social media pages as well. The head of the Energy Division of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Paul Miller also attended the event.
Resulting media was good but the reporters ended up focusing on the driver's complaints about the city's enforcement of the new parking ordinance which only allows EVs to park in EVSE designated parking spots around town. http://www.wafb.com/story/36394922/electric-car-owners-face-parking-challenges-in-baton-rouge
Please keep checking our photo gallery as my staff uploads their pictures throughout the day.
photo by: East Baton Rouge Mayor's staff / Mayor Broome
Ann Vail, Executive Director of Louisiana Clean Fuels and Mayor Broome speak for an EV owner at an electric vehicle at the Baton Rouge EV Day for #NDEW2017
Update! We will host a press conference at 11:30AM featuring LDEQ Secretary Dr. Chuck Carr Brown who will give us an update on the state's plans for the VW Settlement funding and his desire to add EVs to the state fleet. The Mayor President of East Baton Rouge will stop by between 1-1:30PM and State Department of Natural Resources' Technology Assessment Division Director Paul Miller and DNR Undersecretary Beverly Hodges are also expected to attend.
There are currently 13 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|BMW i3 REx
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)
|Tesla Model S
Registered attendees report 118,826 electric miles driven.
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