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.|
Richmond's sixth annual celebration of National Drive Electric Week was very successful, educating 100 people about the benefits of the electrification of transportation.
A large part of the credit for this success goes to the tireless volunteers behind Drive Electric RVA and several strategic partnerships that "supercharged" the NDEW event compared to previous years. Generation 180, a Charlottesville, Va., non-profit, used the event to launch the outreach portion of its Electrify Your Ride VA campaign. Environment Virginia provided additional marketing support, inviting local government officials and school board members to learn more about electric school buses. The Dorey Park Farmers Market hosted the event, providing a prime location adjacent to its busy weekly market.
We had 20 electric vehicles on display, five of which were available for ride-and-drives. EV owners from throughout metro Richmond contributed to the display, while several of them came from as far away as Charlottesville, Hampton Roads, and northern Virginia ... and even a few from North Carolina and New Jersey! In addition, Generation 180 offered face painting, an electric car-themed play area for kids, and free coffee and bagels produced by locally owned businesses. And, information on solar energy, alternative fuels, and carbon tax and dividend policy was available from Solar United Neighbors of Virginia, Virginia Clean Cities, and the Richmond chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby.
photo by: Drive Electric RVA
Jon Baker talks to event attendees about his Zero Motorcycle and Chevy Volt, not to mention the solar panels that help fuel both vehicles
The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.
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