National Drive Electric Week
Sep 08-09, 2017
|Days:||September 8-9, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||Fri 2:00pm - 6:30pm / Sat 3pm - 6pm|
|Location:||Outside Close-King Indoor Practice Facility, Next to Carter Finley Staduim, at corner of Westchase Blvd. & Peter Karmanos Jr. Dr. in Raleigh NC
4600 Trinity Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
The event was over 2-days with a driver meet-up and ride & drive with dealer vehicles on Friday and vehicle show on Saturday at the NC State Football home opener. Vehicle line-up was outstanding with 37 vehicles between the owners and dealers on Friday and 16 on display for Saturday. The Tesla Models S and X, and the BMW I8 were big hits and got the most attention. The car show at the football game was a winner. An estimated 1,000 people walked through the display area and received information with an additional estimated 6,000 to 8,000 that walked by on their way into the game. We had a couple of EV owners help out on Saturday and they were the best spokespersons that we could have had. My big take away was that the public is very uniformed with regard to plug-in vehicles. I had several that after talking with them for a few minutes had their opinion on a plug-in vehicle go from absolutely no way to it could work and was a possibility.
photo by: Alan Long
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Close-King Indoor Practice Facility
at the corner of Westchase Blvd. & Peter Karmanos Jr. Dr. in Raleigh NC
There are currently 70 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||4|
|Tesla Model S||3|
|BMW i3 REx||1|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||1|
|Kia Soul EV||1|
|Smart fortwo electric drive||1|
|Toyota Plug-in Prius||1|
Registered attendees report 375,449 electric miles driven.
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