National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
South Haven, MI
Sep 11, 2017

Day: Monday, September 11, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: South Haven, MI 49090
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Sending big THANKS to...

JIM FRANCE at South Haven Memorial Library for inviting us to bring the Drive Electric Week celebration to South Haven this year and for doing such a fantastic job of organizing and publicizing it! He also created a promotional flier, posted copies around South Haven, and passed it out to library patrons. The Zero Motorcycles Jim saw at our drive-and-ride last year in Kalamazoo impressed him so much that he bought one. Since then, he's become an EV enthusiast - same as everyone else who ditches a gas-guzzler for a plug-in.

RICH EICHHOLZ of Benton Harbor for speaking at our pre-ride presentation. His new company, Qmulus, is developing EV charging technology. He's also aiming to run for Fred Upton's congressional seat in 2018.

SOUTH HAVEN OFFICIALS for making the farmers' market pavilion available for the event and for giving us the opportunity to share our electric car excitement, and thanks also to the people of South Haven for the enthusiastic response!

photo by: Bruce Brown for Sierra Club Southwest Michigan Group
The two most visible cars are a late 1980s Mercury that's been gutted and converted to an all-electric plug-in. That's the one with the open hood. The one with the open hatchback is Paul and Anne Pancella's 2013 Nissan Leaf. We also had two Teslas, about six other plug-ins, and three Zero Motorcycles giving demo rides around town.

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Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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