National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Jackson, WI
Sep 21, 2019

Day: Saturday, September 21, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: Jackson, WI 53037
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Event Report

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.

With 29 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.

I’m most 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 brad@drivesmartwi.com or 414-881-4226 so we can make future plans together.

Finally, 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.

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The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.

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Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club
EVHybridNoire

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All NDEW 2021 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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