National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Depew, NY
Sep 18, 2019

Day: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: Depew, NY 14043
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National Drive Electric Week in Greater Buffalo, NY:  An Evening of Electrifying Taste [ in Food + Automobiles ]
September 18, 2019 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Culinary Arts Center at Auburn Watson, 3295 Walden Ave., Depew, NY 14043

Our inaugural event was a wild success!

Picture a regionally record-setting array of EVs from Audi, BMW, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Nissan, and Tesla--all on the same lot, provided by automotive staff--plus a complement of other brands brought in by participants . . . from a $4,000 pre-owned smart ed to a six-figure Tesla Model X P100DL. Even a Zero motorcycle!

We welcomed an astonishing 180 attendees within a one-hour radius, and one automotive retail team with a marathon commute from Cleveland.

Nearly a hundred demonstration drives and rides stretched from 5 p.m to 9 p.m. under ideal late-summer conditions. Traffic control staffers in hi-viz vests directed the stream of vehicles onto the Culinary Arts Center at AuburnWatson property. The entire front and rear lots on site ended up packed with vehicles and roaming tire kickers, many with Mexican fare prepared indoors by top local chef Mike A. and his dedicated crew. On top of it all, many who attended donated overwhelming amounts of non-perishable food for Feed More WNY, including an entire e-tron full of packaged food courtesy of Audi Buffalo.

The takeaway from this whirlwind, via one of the volunteers: We finally broke the "glass ceiling" by assembling all the major EV vendors from the area. No tension, only the startling opposite when every team and participant mingled, aware that the EV era has fully arrived. Between the food, the people and the cars . . . we hit this one out of the park.

An electrified round of thanks to

- Auburn Watson (Wayne, Chris and family)
- Chef Mike A. and his remarkable staff
- Vlad and Ivan for crowd control
- Audi Buffalo
- Towne BMW
- Northtown Hyundai, Jaguar and Kia
- Mike Barney Nissan
- Tesla Cleveland-Lyndhurst
- Aero Cosmetics Wash Wax ALL
- WKBW News
- National Drive Electric Week
- any other VIPs not mentioned


photo by: Chris Watson
National Drive Electric Week in Greater Buffalo, NY: An Evening of Electrifying Taste [ in Food + Automobiles ] September 18, 2019 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Culinary Arts Center at Auburn Watson, 3295 Walden Ave., Depew, NY 14043

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