National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Hartford, CT
Sep 14, 2017

Day: Thursday, September 14, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: Hartford, CT 06117
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Event Report

The Hartford event was a success! Twelve Electric Vehicle owners arrived, nearly all of them stayed for the full 4 hours. The cars are awesome, but, it’s the people attending who are most remarkable, passionate! Owners thrill at having such high performance cars with easy maintenance. They love how EVs have zero emissions. Visitors exploring the event engaged in depth discussion with owners. 12 families wanted to purchase an EV.

No need to wait! Each year, (like cellphones) EVs gain dramatic range improvements. Tesla cars actually send “OS updates” that actually add features. Never before has a tech product gotten better with age! And due to simple mechanics, 3-year old EVs can remain nearly pristine. You can actually power your house from your car. Home Solar charging would make you energy-independent. Hopefully, many Texas & Florida residents may consider this upgrade!

EV owners found talking to university students planted powerful seeds of awareness and possibility.

Shared environmental values between the Sierra Club, Unitarian members, Electric Vehicle owners, and the Chevy dealer resulted in a commitment to future activities and partnerships.

Fox 61 news interviewed, took photos and posted to Instagram:

photo by: Jeff Gross
At the Unitarian Society - Volts, Bolts, Teslas, Leafs, a BMW 13 REx, and Focus Electric. 12 Vehicles in all, and out focus was to Electrify the local community and the University of Hartford!

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Event Description


The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.

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Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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All NDEW 2021 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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