National Drive Electric Week
Sep 08, 2018
|Day:||Saturday, September 8, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
On Saturday, September 8th we held Rhode Island's 5th annual National Drive Electric Week event at the Pascoag Green Festival in Burrillville, RI. The event was a partnership between the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, the Town of Burrillville, Pascoag Utility District, Rhode Island Department of Health, and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Participating vendors included Green Energy Consumers Alliance, Inskip BMW of Warwick, and Central Mitsubishi of Raynham.
The 13th annual Green Festival featured a variety of activities for the whole family, including face painting, crafts, music, and bucket truck rides. Adults were able to learn about various methods of conservation from green vendors that participated in the festival. In addition, there was a farmers market on site selling local produce and goods, as well as a food truck.
This year we had a wide variety of display and test vehicles on hand. For the first time, Mitsubishi attended with an Outlander PHEV SUV. BMW brought three vehicles for test drives: an i3 REX and two 530e PHEVs. Other vehicles included a Tesla Model 3 (a first for RI NDEW!), Tesla Model S, Chevrolet Bolt, and Volkswagen e-Golf. People who participated in test drives were encouraged to fill out a survey before and after their experience to gauge their awareness and interest level regarding plug in vehicles. Overall, the event was very well received by all who attended.
photo by: Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources - Ryan Cote
Attendees learning more about electric vehicles and the programs that support them.
The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.