National Drive Electric Week
Sep 14, 2019
|Day:||Saturday, September 14, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
The event was sorta up in the air due to a very severe thunderstorms in the area the night before the show. We lucked out and the weather turned partly sunny and everything dried up just about the time the show started at noon. The EV's arrived shortly before noon from 3 different states: PA, NY and OH. The ride alongs were a big hit and we had 2 model 3's and a dealer allowed me the City Captain to take folks out in the 19 Chevy Bolt. We also, had several people showing off their E bikes and one car had solar panels on its roof. The Presque Isle Park Ranger, brought his Zero EV Pursuit Motorcycle and was letting the kids run the lights and sirens. The County Executive, Cathy Dahlkemper talked about how she is actively in the market for an EV. The Sustainability Coordinator, Dr. Sherrie Mason for Penn State Behrend gave a short talk on how EV's are better for the environment. The one notable event was that a participant from last years NDEW event bought a model 3 and brought the car to the show. Show ended and about half the EV's headed across town for the Green Drive led by the Park Ranger on the EV Pursuit motorcycle.
The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.