National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Portland, ME
Oct 03, 2020

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location due to Coronavirus issues.
Day: Saturday, October 3, 2020 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 6-8pm
Organized In: Portland, ME
Topics: EV 101
Driving Experience
Environmental Benefits
Home Charging
Local Public Charging
Road Trips
Instrument UUID
Instrument Calibration

Instrument Priority:
Instrument Resolution:
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2020.

Event Report

Barry Woods – Revision Energy
Heather Chandler – Sunrise Guide and Nissan Leaf driver
Alex Pine – AV Advocate

Gordon Beck – A Climate To Thrive and Hyundai Kona driver

Anastasia Hedigar – Efficiency Maine and update on State of Maine initiatives

Breakout rooms:
Gordon Beck - Kona
Jessica Hench – GPCOG (Greater Portland Council of Governments and Maine Clean Environment) and Ionic driver
Emily Eschne – Prius Prime Plug in driver
Rebecca Ruth – Lee Auto Dealer 
Paul Leblond– Tesla Model 3

We had a 2 hour session Barry Woods giving some brief updates.  Heather did great job with and EV 101 overview.  Alex discussed the used EV market as well as discussed other tips on driving.  Gordon offered insight into winter driving and Anastasia discussed the $2,000 Maine EV rebates through Efficiency Maine.  She also discussed some other initiatives with the EV infrastructure throughout the state. 

We then broke out into 20 min breakout rooms to discuss various EVs.  I did a video walkthrough where I could actually pause my video to discuss the Tesla Model 3 and answer questions.  Great to be able to have control like this to start and stop the video.

Event Description


National Drive Electric Week

ONLINE ~ Wednesday September 30 6-8 pm ~ ONLINE

Due to Covid-19 precautions we will not have an in-person live event previously schedule for Saturday October 3.  We will be offering an online 

gathering of EV enthusiasts and anyone interested in electric vehicles on Wednesday evening September 30 from 6-8pm.  

September 30, 2020 - 6-8pm 

Online - Virtual Event - Portland, ME

Registered Attendees

There are currently 13 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model Y 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Tesla Model 3 1
Tesla Model S 1
4 Models 5

Registered attendees report 98,400 electric miles driven.

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