National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Delmar, NY
Sep 21, 2019

Day: Saturday, September 21, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: Delmar, NY 12054
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Event Report

What a fantastic turn out this year. The weather was perfect, owners were busy talking to the public, and our test drive vehicles were constantly going in and out of the event area all day.

We learned a lot from last year at the farmers market, this year we moved to the back lot which has significantly more space to hold the show and is still directly connected to the market foot traffic. It was a good move too, as the traffic was pretty consistent and we quickly ran out of room to park all of the EV's to be showcased (6 ended up on a side lot with little traffic). I would like to see the size of this event double next year, as a result, I will be communicating with the market owners to find a larger area we can host the show while still connected to the market itself. 

As always the EV owners were the stars of the show, they engaged with the public to let them know why they loved their EV's as much as they do. I received compliments from participants about several owners who 'really knew there stuff'.

Three test-drive vehicles were available from our very kind local dealerships:
Kona: Garvey Hyundai
i-PACE: Jaguar Albany
e-tron: Audi Albany

These guys were busy, in and out all day with curious drivers wanting to try that EV experience.

Unfortunately, the Tesla Model X was not available for test drives as our local sales representative was not available. The local Tesla service center did attend with two demo Model X units and a lot of accessories to be purchased. They brought two service techs along to install those accessories and to answer any questions people had about servicing a Tesla. We received a lot of good feedback about the presence of the Tesla service area. The most common comment being that people didn't realize that they had a service center, so close by, and that for many cases they didn't even need to go to the service center, as their mobile service van could take care of many of their service needs.

We had a fantastic event, thank you everyone for coming out!

photo by: Bill T Terwilleger
Capital District EV Drivers

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