National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Lawrence, KS
Sep 15, 2018

Day: Saturday, September 15, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: Lawrence, KS 66044
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The Lawrence Electric Vehicle Showcase was organized by the Sustainability Action Network with the help of our co-sponsors, The Sierra Club/Wakarusa Group, and The Merc Co+op grocery store. We held the event in The Merc's parking lot where they had just installed two 16-bay solar PV carports and an EV charging station.

We had 18 cars total, plus 5 electric bicycles (including an ELF, electric assist tricycle by Organic Transit). The showcase participants displayed four Tesla Model S (including Founder's Edition serial #28), three Tesla Model 3, two Tesla Model X, three Nissan LEAF, two Chevrolet Bolts, one Chevrolet Volt, one Toyota Prius Plus, one Ford C-MAX Energi, and one Mercedes B-Class B250e. The Prius Plus was brought by the local Toyota dealer. Several cars came from a distance - Topeka KS, Kansas City, Lee's Summit MO, and the farthest from Kearney MO, 65 miles away. One participant also brought a Ninebot One (Google it).

Brian McClendon, of Google Earth fame, brought his Tesla Model S, 2012 Founder's Edition, serial #28. Two City Commissioners brought electric vehicles - Lisa Larsen rode her E-bicycle, and Jennifer Ananda drove her 2014 Chevrolet Volt. The City Commission also issued a Mayor's Proclamation for our Drive Electric Day. Our estimated attendance was 200.

photo by: Michael Almon, Sustainability Action Network
2012 Founder's Edition Signature Red #28 Tesla Model S, 2014 Chevrolet Volt, 2013 Nissan LEAF, 2017 Tesla Model X, Brian McClendon (tall, wearing blue)

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