National Drive Electric Week
Sep 09, 2018
|Day:||Sunday, September 9, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||11AM - 4PM|
|Location:||Melrose Victorian Fair
Melrose Energy Commission Booth
497 Main Street at E. Foster
Melrose, MA 02176
Another great NDEW event in the books! We moved our NDEW event to a new location on East Foster Street this year which was more centrally located to the annual Victorian Fair and offered space for more cars. Some of the volunteers who brought their EVs this year had been introduced to them at last year's NDEW event which was great to hear. We offered a great variety of plug-ins at our showcase including a Nissan Leaf, Teslas, Bolts, a Volt, a VW, Honda Clarity, and Chrysler Pacifica.
Our local cable access station interviewed some of the EV owners and got some footage of the cars and can be viewed on MMTV3.org in the next few days. In addition, the Melrose Free Press reporter took some photos and interviews which will appear in Thursday's edition on Melrose.WickedLocal.com.
Congresswoman Katherine Clark from Melrose purchased a Bolt this year and stopped by to say hi as well. She has joined our local Melrose Bolt Owners Group which is now up to at least 14 members at last count - and growing! Contact me if you'd like to join our GoogleGroup at email@example.com.
We also had a volunteer from the Drive Green program at the Green Energy Consumers Alliance who was able to provide a lot of great information about dealer discounts, tax incentives, and other ways to save on buying an EV. Thank you Lucy! http://www.greenenergyconsumers.org/drivegreen
Finally, many thanks to the very enthusiastic volunteers and EV owners who participated in this event. I'm convinced that other owners are the best at promoting the benefits of driving electric.
City of Melrose
Energy Efficiency Manager
photo by: Martha Grover
Our second NDEW event in Melrose, MA was a big success at the annual Victorian Fair on Main Street.
All attendees and volunteers are required to wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all National Drive Electric Week 2022 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.
Visit the annual Melrose Victorian Fair and see a great selection of hybrid and electric vehicles. Visit the Melrose Energy Commission/NDEW booth on Main Street between Grove and Upham to learn more about EV ownership and benefits!
If you're' bringing your EV for the showcase, approach East Foster Street from Lebanon Street. We'll line the cars up along E. Foster to Dell Avenue.
There are currently 26 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||1|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||1|
|Smart fortwo electric drive||1|
|Tesla Model 3||1|
|Tesla Model S||1|
|Tesla Model X||1|
Registered attendees report 148,880 electric miles driven.