National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Courtenay, BC
Oct 04, 2020

Day: Sunday, October 4, 2020 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: Courtenay, BC V9N 3N7
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Event Report

For an event that in its first year brought out 1,400 attendees, it felt inconceivable that we could limit attendance in the second year to a health authority limit of just 50 people. With permission we doubled that by holding two sessions with an hour in between to sterilize everything, including and especially all surfaces of all of the cars on display.  

The event gave a new meaning to a car Show ‘n Shine;  26 EVs had never been cleaner AFTER the event. 

The real victory was not giving into fear and holding a large public event with meticulous attention to safety protocols. We bought masks and face shields for everyone without one, supplied not just hand sanitizers but running-water hand wash stations through the venue, enforced physical distancing, and ensured we collected everyone’s contact information and time of attendance just in case. 

We knew organizing such an event with ever-changing public health rules was going to be tough going. In future years we hope we will look back upon 2020 as the year the tough got going. 

The future of the earth and of humanity deserve no less.  From 2019 to 2020, the numbered of registered EVs in our area jumped by 270%, and EVs accounted for almost 10% of new car sales.  We have to maintain and even accelerate  the geometric rise in the rate of EV adoption that the world is beginning to experience. 

Time is short. 

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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

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