National Drive Electric Week
South Paris, ME
Sep 14, 2019
|Saturday, September 14, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
|12pm - 4pm
|Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School
256 Main Street
South Paris, ME 04281
Event ReportConnecting EVs with Renewable Energy was the theme of this year's event and resonated with our participants. This however was the first time that NO dealers showed up to promote their cars despite a strong effort by our volunteers and staff. Even the dealer that sponsored the event didn't bring a car. Electric bicycles proved as popular as ever with a record breaking amount of rides. We also had two electric motorcycles show up. 285 dollars worth of 5 dollar gift certificates for food were redeemed by test drivers and volunteers. Our impromptu photo of 34 of the EVs that showed up is, as far as we know, a record for the most EVs in a picture in Maine. We will plan on doing this again next year with better planning to get closer and have the banner and cars fill the image.
photo by: Scott Vlaun: Center for an Ecology-Based Economy
34 EVs, 6 eBikes, 2 electric motorcycles and their owners lined up for a photo midway through the 5th Annual CEBE EV Expo in South Paris, Maine on September 14th, 2019.
The Center for an Ecology-Based Economy's annual EV Expo attracts hundreds of visitors and a wide assortment of EV's and eBikes. Dozens of EVs will be on display with many available for test drives and rides. Workshops on EV basics and solar power will be featured. Two J1772 chargers and one Tesla charger are available on site with many more within a mile. Guest speakers will talk about ongoing improvements in local and statewide charging infrastructure, the latest developments in EV technology, state policy and more. This has been Maine's largest EV event.
There are currently 28 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)
|Tesla Model S
|Tesla Model X
|Smart fortwo electric drive
|Tesla Model 3
Registered attendees report 510,207 electric miles driven.