National Drive Electric Week
Sep 15, 2019
|Day:||Sunday, September 15, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
Public lot, corner of South Clinton and West Washington Streets, Syracuse, NY
Event ReportAt this year's event, we had about 100 people in attendance, including interested public, volunteers, EV owners, and local officials. There were 19 electric vehicles present, and lots of folks participated in ride-alongs to get a better feel for what it means to drive electric. HeatSmart CNY and their partner installers were present, as was OCRRA, Alliance for a Green Economy, Clean Communities of CNY, and National Grid. Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, CNY Regional Director for National Grid Customer and Community Management Alberto Bianchetti, and Energy Program Manager for the Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board Chris Carrick provided opening remarks at the event, and Syracuse Common Councilor Joe Driscoll played live music during the event.
photo by: Amanda Mazzoni
At the 2019 National Drive Electric Week - Syracuse event, many of the attendees took advantage of ride-alongs to get a better feel for what it is really like to drive electric.
This Ride and Drive event will allow attendees to experience electric vehicles and Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations first-hand. Attendees will be able to ask about EV models and talk with electric vehicle owners and ride along in their electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle. Attendees can learn about federal tax credits up to $7,500 for purchasing an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle, as well as the State’s Drive Clean rebate for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles for up to $2,000 off at the time of sale.
This event will feature:
-Electric vehicles - ask questions, Ride and Drive!
-HeatSmart CNY geothermal installers
-Remarks from Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh
-Live music from Joe Driscoll
There are currently 70 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||6|
|Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||1|
|Tesla Model X||1|
|Toyota Prius Prime||1|
Registered attendees report 354,850 electric miles driven.