National Drive Electric Week
Abita Springs, LA
Sep 15, 2019
|Day:||Sunday, September 15, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Location:||Abita Springs, LA
Event ReportAbita Springs Drive Electric Day was a roaring success! Well, EV's are really quiet, actually, but we enjoyed the sublime sounds of local bands The Flying Vaughns and the aptly named LoAmps. We were well-hydrated and fed by vendors at the Art and Farmers Market while learning about the amazing diversity of electric vehicles. The true theme of the day was that there is an EV for Everyone! No matter what your priorities, there is an EV for you! Tesla Model S, 3, and X (including one towing a 20 foot bay boat and trailer!), Honda Clarity, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Ford C Max, local Abita Buggies and even an electric bicycle were represented at the park along the Abita River.
Local organizations Keep Abita Beautiful, the Men's Club, and Honey Island Sierra Club gave away free prizes for games, while the Fontainebleau High School RoboDawgs robotics team showed off their hand built robots. The Abita Committee for Energy Sustainability challenged visitors with an EV Trivia game. The SE Louisiana Clean Fuels Partnership brought free t-shirts for test riders, and a local science and technology writer interviewed folks for an upcoming magazine article. It was clear that electric vehicles are well loved and here to stay.
photo by: Abita Committee for Energy Sustainability
Abita Springs Drive Electric Day visitors enjoy a plethora of EV's in the beautiful Trailhead Park.
The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.
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