National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Fairfield, IA
Sep 16, 2017

Day: Saturday, September 16, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: Fairfield, IA 52556
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Event Report

Fairfield is a city of 10,000. For a city this size our electric car showcase event was very successful. All three of our local newspapers showed up along with a candidate for Mayor. We decided not to give rides at the event because all of the cars were surrounded with onlookers the entire event time. After the event a few of us gave really interested attendees rides. Next year we look forward to hosting the event in the town square and triple the number of available electric cars to look at and have a fleet of electric cars that will give test drives.
Our local Ford dealership was not interested in working with us because (they said) electric cars are not popular. We hope to change that. Several of our attendees plan to go to the dealership and let them know they are interested in test driving an electric car.
We had a booth with flyers about electric cars, climate change, "How to Lobby" and "How to write a letter to the editor". Our goal was to educate citizens about the link between the changing climate and the huge effect transportation is in the wholistic picture. We wanted to give attendees a clear message that choosing electric/solar alternatives is something they can and should consider when purchasing their next car.

photo by: Carol Simmons
Tesla, Volt, Ford Fusion, Chevy Spark and Nissan LEAF

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Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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