National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Hilo, HI
Sep 16, 2017

Day: Saturday, September 16, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: Hilo, HI 96720
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Event Report

Our 3-hour event was at The Home Depot in Hilo. We had about 100 people in attendance. Thanks to our site host, we had 4 pop-up canopies to provide shelter from the rain and sun and ample parking. Several of our members joined our event and many brought their electric cars. We had representatives from Chevy, NISSAN, SunRun, HELCO, and the Citizens Climate Lobby.

Senator Russell Ruderman and Lance Niimi, executive assistant to the mayor spoke about sustainable transportation and the role of electric vehicles in meeting our sustainability goals.

We had the honor of having a Plug In America founder, Mike Kane, in attendance. He was accompanied by Cathy Lam (a founder of

We had 22 EVs. Test drives were made of the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model S. Our EVs: 6 Nissan LEAF, 4 Tesla Model S, 3 Chevy Volt, 2 Chevy Bolt, 2 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, 1 Tesla Model X, 1 Kia Soul, 1 BYD e6, 1 ‘81 Mercury Lynx, 1 Toyota Prius Prime

photo by: Gary Miller
Chevy Volt, Tesla Model S, Chevy Bolt, Nissan LEAF, Mitsubishi i-MiEV Noel Morin, Cindy Lam, Eric Hayden, Jared Terpak, Cody Osborne, Rico Reed, Cody Phillips, Gerry Madie, Gail Madie

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Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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