National Drive Electric Week
Winston Salem, NC
Sep 14, 2019
|Day:||Saturday, September 14, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||10:00am - 2:00pm|
|Location:||499 Deacon Blvd
Winston Salem, NC 27501
Event ReportThe event was over two days and tied to a college football game on Friday night and a driver meet-up and ride & drive on Saturday. We had 13 vehicles on display outside the BB&T Field at Wake Forest University prior to their Friday night game against UNC Chapel Hill. The Greensboro Police brought over their two new ZERO electric motorcycles. As the OEMs bring more and more plug-in vehicles to market, our vehicle display set keeps on growing. Vehicles included were the Jaguar I-PACE, Tesla Model X, Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid, Cooper Countryman Plug-In Hybrid, Toyota Prius Prime, Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, BMW e 530 Plug-In Hybrid, BMW e 330 Plug-In Hybrid and two ZERO DSVP Motorcycles. Official game attendance was 31, 345. Vehicles were staged in the fan zone by the band, cheerleaders and dancers at the field house stadium entrance and received great exposure. Several thousand people passed by with the onsite staff of seven electric vehicle experts interacting with an estimated 500 interested fans. There were two big screen in stadium advertisements for NDEW announced during the game, as well as a radio interview with Rick Sapienza, Director of the NC Clean Energy Technology Center. Overall the event was a lot of fun and a great success.
photo by: Matt Abele
Tesla Model X at BB&T Field Main Entrance Wake Forest University
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NC Plug-In Vehicle Owners and Friends:
Please join the NC Clean Energy Technology Center to kick off National Drive Electric Week at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem with a tailgate and plug-in electric vehicle car show at the Wake Forest versus UNC Chapel Hill football game. Kick off is at 6:00p on Friday evening, September 13th. For game day on Friday evening, due to the game day
congestion and traffic, if you do not have tickets for the game or
parking arrangements, it is not advised that you come visit the plug-in
electric vehicle show. On Saturday, September 14th from 10:00a-2:00p, bring your plug-in vehicle to a driver meet-up, car show and ride and drive, which is open to the public. Both events will be held at BB&T Field, Friday in front of Bridger Field House and Saturday in the Gold Parking Lot across from Bridger Field House.
Confirmed Local Dealer/OEM Provided Vehicles:
- 2019 2-BMW Plug-Ins TBD
- 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Hybrid
- 2019 Jaguar I-Pace
- 2019 Cooper Countryman SE Hybrid
- 2019 Chevrolet Bolt
- 2019 Nissan Leaf
- 2019 Tesla Model 3
- 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
- 2109 2-Zero Motorcycle Police Bikes
- 2019 Prius Prime
- 2008 GEM EL
Friday, September 13th from 4:00p to 6:00: Tailgate and plug-in electric vehicle car show in front of Bridger Field House. Recommended, if you have tickets and parking for the game. Come learn about electric, plug-in hybrid electric and hybrid electric vehicles, as well as register for a chance to win Wake Forest Football prizes.
Saturday, September 14th from 10:00a-2:00p: Plug-in electric vehicle driver meet-up, car show, and ride and drive in the Gold Lot across from Bridger Field House. Open to the public.
There are currently 32 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||2|
|Tesla Model 3||2|
|Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later)||1|
Registered attendees report 191,275 electric miles driven.