National Drive Electric Week
Sep 14, 2019
|Day:||Saturday, September 14, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||10:00am to 2:00pm|
HyVee Clinton Parkway
3504 Clinton Parkway
Lawrence, KS 66047
The Lawrence Electric Vehicle Showcase was organized by the Sustainability Action Network with the help of our co-sponsor, The Sierra Club/Wakarusa Group, and hosted at the Hy-Vee grocery store on Clinton Parkway. Hy-Vee has three level 2 Charge Point charging stations.
We had 19 cars total, plus 2 electric bicycles. The showcase participants displayed 7) Tesla Model 3, 2) Tesla Model S, 3) Nissan LEAFs, 3) Chevrolet Bolts, 1) Toyota Prius Prime, 1) Ford C-MAX Energi, 1) Honda Clarity, and 1) Chrysler Pacifica. The Prius Prime was brought by the local Toyota dealer. Several cars came from a distance - Topeka KS, Kansas City, Merriam KS, Prairie Village KS, and the farthest from Manhattan KS, 75 miles away.
Lawrence City Commission issued a Mayor's Proclamation for our Drive
Electric Day. Our estimated attendance was 150. Mayor Lisa Larsen attended on her electric bicycle.
photo by: Michael Almon, Sustainability Action Network
Lawrence EV Show: Sustainability Action Network & Sierra Club/Wakarusa Group booth
The Lawrence Electric Vehicle Showcase is organized annually by the Sustainability Action Network with the help of our co-sponsor, The Sierra Club/Wakarusa Group. Our second annual EV Showcase will be at a new location, the HyVee Grocery at Clinton Parkway and Kasold Drive. Their large parking lot features three ChargePoint 120V J1772 charging stations, and good visbility from the street. The public will be able to talk with EV owners, and learn the advantages of driving an EV.
The U.S. transportation sector now produces more climate warming emissions than does the electric generation sector. Plug-in EVs are zero carbon when charged with renewable energy. And even if charged by coal fired electricity, the greater efficiency of EVs means lower carbon emissions. EVs get 100mpg equivalent or better, and the driving range of various makes is from 100 miles to 370 miles.
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There are currently 45 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||8|
|Tesla Model S||4|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||3|
|Toyota Prius Prime||2|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||1|
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||1|
|Smart fortwo electric drive||1|
|Tesla Model X||1|
Registered attendees report 883,992 electric miles driven.
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