National Drive Electric Week
Sep 21, 2019
|Saturday, September 21, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
|New Hope UCC
4360 Jackson Drive
Jackson, WI 53037
On behalf of
Drive $mart Wisconsin, New Hope UCC and the National Drive Electric Week, I
want to thank everyone who participated in our Electric Vehicle Fair last Saturday
in Jackson. Though a chance of rain was predicted, it held off all day, allowing
over 250 individuals to drive/ride and talk to EV/PHEV owners about the
benefits of EV ownership.
EV/PHEV vehicles and 16 models registered, we had 8 dealers and 21 owners on
site to offer over 80 ride and drives to attendees which is what really sells
the technology. We had over 75 people attend one of our 4 half hour EV Owners
Forum sessions where EV questions on ownership, charging, tax credits and
overall benefits were discussed. In addition, the Owners Forum gave the
attendees the opportunity to learn about the Drive $mart Wisconsin training
that can help drivers achieve 10-30% better mileage in their current vehicle.
I also want
to thank the 20 volunteers from both Drive $mart Wisconsin and the New Hope UCC
church that helped organize this event and managed it throughout the day. They
maintained the safety of all on site as well as offered hospitality through welcoming
and encouraging conversations.
appreciative to all the EV/PHEV owners who took the time and effort to spend to
spend 5 hours of their weekend time teaching residents of Washington County
about EV’s by sharing their knowledge and expertise of ownership. I also want
to thank the dealers for joining us, even though a Saturday is the busiest day
at the dealership, and for offering rides in EV/PHEV’s that many drivers have
not experienced before. I apologize if I did not personally introduce myself to
you and thank you on Saturday for participating in this event. Personal
connections are what will help us move forward in spreading the news on EV’s.
With the success of this NDEW Electric Vehicle Fair, D$W is looking at creating additional local/regional events like this one, in addition to the annual DEED and NDEW nationwide events. If you would be interested in participating in another local/regional Electric Vehicle Fair in the future, please send me your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-881-4226 so we can make future plans together.
each of you have helped plant the seeds of change in Washington County and I expect
through your passion and expertise, those seeds will blossom with additional
EV/PHEV’s driving our roads in the future.
photo by: Bradlee Fons, Drive $mart Wisconsin
Guests at our D$W/NDEW event on Saturday Sept 21st at the New Hope UCC church talk with a Tesla Model 3 owner while a Jaguar I-Pace and a Volvo XC60 await to be test driven. 29 EV/PHEV's and 16 different models were on site for the over 250 people who attended the event.
Our D$W/NDEW event in Jackson is now closed for display or ride/drive of EV/PHEV vehicles. However, we will still accept RSVP for attendance.
One of the largest Wisconsin 2019 NDEW events will be hosted
by Drive $mart Wisconsin and the HOPE Creation Care Team on Saturday Sept. 21st
at New Hope UCC in Jackson Wisconsin from 10am to 3pm. There will be static displays, ride and
drives, manufacturers reps, EV club members and D$W owners on site to answer any
and all questions on EV’s. There will be a D$W EV Information Forum every hour
on the hour from 11-2 to talk about EV technology, ownership, maintenance
benefits and personal driving experiences. There will be food/beverages on site
for sale by the New Hope UCC Mission/Outreach team as well.
This will be the 3rd NDEW for Drive $mart
Wisconsin and 1st for the HOPE Creation Care Team from New Hope UCC.
Since 2006 and with over 900 members, Drive $mart Wisconsin is the nation’s largest
grassroots group promoting green transportation options and teaching drivers
how to get the most efficiency out of their vehicles. The New Hope UCC Creation
Care Team has been recently created to educate church members on environmental
concerns and how to mitigate their effects.
The 2018 NDEW event again hosted by D$W in Greenfield Wi. Last
year’s event, the largest in Wisconsin, attracted 22 EV/PHEV’s from 10 manufacturers
and offered 13 electric vehicles for ride/drives with 58 drivers going out on
drives. This event had about 150 in attendance with 63 participating in the D$W
EV Owners Forum learning about all aspects of EV ownership and learned about
$mart driving skills to achieve maximum fuel/range efficiency.
The Fuel of the Future is Efficiency.
There are currently 94 attendees registered.
Dealers Are Bringing These Vehicles
|Tesla Model 3
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)
|Tesla Model S
|BMW i3 REx
|Ford C-MAX Energi
|Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid
|Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)
|Toyota Prius Prime
|Volvo XC90 AWD PHEV
Registered attendees report 637,928 electric miles driven.
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