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.|
What just happened at the D$W hosted NDEW event on Saturday... a lot!
First off, I want to thank all our volunteers with special thanks to Marie/Justin for their support and encouragement and to Ben Nelson for his leading the EV Owners Forum in the library. We all need to also thank Greenfield Mayor Neitzke, and several City Council members, Fire Chief Cohn along with Sheila O'brian and Michelle Scaffe from the Greenfield Library for their help in getting this educational event legalized. (long story).
Here are some of the metrics that don't do justice to the spirit and flavor of the days excitement:
- 22 cars on site, 10 different makes
- 13 vehicles available for ride/drive with 58 people going out for the EV experience
- 63 people participating in the 2 hour EV Owners Forum
- 83 info packets on electric vehicles handed out
- 32 sign ups for D$W membership
Though numbers are hard to figure since both events were happening at once, my best guess for total numbers based on observation and conversations with owners/volunteers is close to 150 individuals that came to our first NDEW event.
It was a long 5 hour day but if the purpose was to support, train, educate and promote (remember our D$W STEP Program) the public on EV's, then we should all agree it was a great success.
Thanks to Marie, Justin, Ben, Joe, Dorothy, Gary, Teng, Jerry and Dennis for pulling off the largest EV event ever held in SE Wisconsin.
photo by: Drive $mart Wisconsin
This was part of the group of participants that came to our 2 hour EV Owners Forum. We had 5 EV owners talk about the history, mechanics, technology and performance of EV's in addition to battery/charging basics, financial/environmental benefits and how to achieve maximum performance from the 25,000 electric miles experience from the owners moderating the Forum.
The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.