National Drive Electric Week
Long Beach, CA
Sep 08, 2018
|Day:||Saturday, September 8, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Location:||Long Beach, CA
We had our event on 9/8/18 from 9 am to 2 pm at George’s 50’s Diner, 4390 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807. The vehicles available for rides and drives were:
• 3 Chevrolet Volt
• 1 Chevrolet Bolt
• 1 Honda Fit
• 1 Volkswagen eGolf
• 4 Teslas (2 model 3s, 1 model S, and 1 Roadster)
• 1 Nissan Leaf
We had 3 exhibitors:
1. Plug In America
2. EnergyCenter.Org aka Clean Vehicle Rebate Project
3. Dr Pooch sold children’s books on health and water conservation
We were prepared with the necessary tools to register people, have them sign the waiver, complete surveys and get wristbands. The event was festive with balloons and most people showed up on time to setup.
We learned dealers are not really eager to participate in these events even though it seems like free marketing for them. We learned more about the industry from some very passionate EV owners that explained why the dealers are not as excited about these events and EVs as much as we had assumed they would be.
Marketing could have been more geared towards making this a gathering of EV enthusiasts. Now knowing Tesla EV owners are very passionate and involved, Tesla would have been used in the marketing of the event. Next year, we will use a committee that was formed of volunteers who met at this year’s event so it will have more community involvement. We now have a direct contact with the local Nissan EVOM so he will be engaged to help a lot sooner than this year.
photo by: LA LISC
Chevy Volt is in the photo and behind it a red Tesla Roadster.
The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.