National Drive Electric Week
Sep 08, 2018
|Day:||Saturday, September 8, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||10 am to 3 pm|
|Location:||Tri County Mall
Corner of Kemper and 747
Cincinnati, OH 45246
We had hopes for a great turnout, but we head terrible weather. It rained hard most of the event, and the turnout was small.
Our location was good, in an empty parking lot near a busy intersection in a popular shopping area, near a major interstate, which worked very well last year.
Last year we had people riding Segways and electric bicycles near the road, which was a big draw.
This year, they had to cancel because of the weather.
We almost cancelled and rescheduled for the second weekend, but people kept signing up after midnight the night before.
It was a tough decision to make. We still had a good time with those who braved the weather.
In retrospect, it would have been better to cancel, and have it the second weekend, which turned out to have much better weather. Lesson learned.
Next year we will schedule for the first Saturday, and clearly state upfront that we will reschedule to the second Saturday if the weather is bad.
We had a lot of Tesla Model 3 cars registered, and anticipate more next year.
The local Tesla store is currently delivering about 30 a day to new owners.
We did much better figuring out how to use social media this year.
But we are still having a hard time with getting the local press and TV stations to respond to our email requests to attend, or to give us coverage leading up to and and at the event.
photo by: Kathy Kohl
It was a rainy day in Cincinnati, but we still had fun! Pictured are several of the EVs at the event, including the beautiful new NGEN electric delivery van built by Workhorse.
Meet Electric Vehicle owners and see why they love their rides!!!
September 8, 2018 Tri-County Mall
10 am to 3 pm
Take one for a test drive!
EV Models planned for the event include:
BMW i3 BMW i8 BMW 740E
Chevy Bolt Chevy Volt Cadillac ELR
Honda Clarity Nissan LEAF Toyota Prius Prime
Tesla Model S Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model X
Workhorse W-15 Pickup Workhorse N-GEN Van Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Van
Electric Bicycles Electric Motorcycles Segways
UPS EGEN Hybrid Electric Delivery Van - will not be available
Workhorse Surefly Helicopter will not be available
We would like to thank the following companies who will be at the event with their EV's:
BMW of Cincinnati
Jake Sweeney Chevrolet
The Garage OTR
Jake Sweeney Automotive Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram
Jeff Wyler Honda of Colerain
We want to thank the many owners who have registered to bring and show off their EVs.
And the Tri-County Mall and the City of Springdale for allowing us to host the event at such a nice location.
There are currently 107 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||9|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||8|
|Tesla Model X||4|
|Tesla Model S||3|
|Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||1|
|Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later)||1|
Registered attendees report 822,466 electric miles driven.
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