National Drive Electric Week
Sep 10, 2017
|Day:||Sunday, September 10, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
The weather was good, two food trailers turned up, the facilities were decent, but a lot of the surrounding area was torn up by construction. This, along with the limited degree of promotion the various groups present, probably cut our attendance in half. If we could have had a spot on a plaza or another location that would be more friendly to pedestrians, we might meet with more success. Perhaps we'll be able to hold it in Cuyahoga Falls next year once they finish converting their old pedmall back to a low-speed road. Such a location would also offer the ability to demonstrate chargers.
We had a good mix of vehicles, including a pair of Tesla Model S. The first-generation Chevrolet Volt was dominant. I should have asked a few more people to wash their Volts up beforehand, it does wonders for curb appeal. The engine display was a happy accident, but the Tesla guy couldn't easily take out his frunk.
Both me and Tom Dolezal managed to get into the company bulletin, so that's a plus.
photo by: Adam Shands
Vehicles Include: BMW i3-REX Nissan Leaf (x2) Tesla Model S (x2) Chevrolet Volt (x4) Ford C-Max Energi Hyundai Sonata PHEV Fiat 500e Assorted electric assist bikes.
The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.