National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Duke Farms Online: EV 101 with Central Jersey Electric Auto Association
Hillsborough, NJ
Sep 28, 2020

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location.
Day: Monday, September 28, 2020 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Audience: Hillsborough, NJ, Local Area
Host: Duke Farms
Recording: view the recorded presentation.
Topics: EV 101
Cost of Ownership
Driving Experience
Environmental Benefits
Home Charging
Local Public Charging
Road Trips
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Instrument Calibration

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Event Report

Duke Farms (Hillsborough) - Central Jersey Electric Auto Association - Electric Vehicles 101  virtual event, Sep. 28, 2020

Host & Intro: Duke Farms - Nora DiChiara - Director, Strategic Planning  & Programs
- Stanislav Jaracz, PhD - President of Central Jersey Electric Auto Association
- Cathleen Lewis - Outreach Coordinator, BPU-NJ Clean Energy Program

Highlights of our event were sharing the many benefits of driving electric including NJ and federal incentives, the significantly lower cost to charge an EV as opposed to using gas/diesel, and the clear health and climate advantages which electric driving offers.  Other highlights were showing the increasing number of public chargers with plans for more in NJ (tool shown:, and sharing EV shopping tool ( for the many EV and Plug-In Hybrid EV models now for sale, including lower cost models.  And we shared upcoming NJ in-person EV shows on Sat Oct 3 at W. Windsor Farmers Market & Brunswick Square Mall now on Oct 4th 3-7PM.

There's a closing surprise in the last minutes when our BPU speaker's child popped into view for a hug, and Nora commented this is who we do this for! A priceless moment as this is about planning for our health now and planning for the health, air and water for future generations. 
Links to recorded event, also accessible from - Select Classes & Events - click Past Events, or, click either link below to view:

Link to NJ EV purchase or lease incentives:

Many Thanks to NDEW and their sponsors, our host Duke Farms, the speakers, all who helped plan and promote, and most of all, to each of the over 1200 viewers (Live+Facebook+Youtube as of Oct 4)  who we hope will join us someday soon in making the switch to drive electric!  

photo by: Central Jersey EAA
Central Jersey Electric Auto Association President Stan Jaracz, reviews some key benefits to driving electric in NDEW Duke Farms CJEAA Electric Vehicles 101, which was live on Mon. Sep. 28. The recording link is also posted on Duke Farms-Classes & Events under Past Events for those who may be interested in viewing it at a later time.

Event Description


Duke Farms Online: EV 101 with Central Jersey Electric Auto Association  Sep. 28, 2 - 3 PM Eastern Time

Please join us as we partner with Duke Farms for an online EV 101 talk on Monday Sep 28th, 2 - 3 PM Eastern Time. 

CJEAA President Stan Jaracz will discuss the benefits of driving electric, debunk the myths, share resources to look at plug-in vehicle models and to locate charge locations, along with discussing his EV, charging and road trip/s. 

Cathleen Lewis, Outreach Coordinator for NJ BPU, will join this event to review NJ incentives/rebates for plug-in purchase and leases, and to discuss  NJ charging infrastructure.  

We hope to spread the love of driving electric, and the many cost savings too.

Please click RSVP to register for EV-101 webinar.  Due to expectations that this event will reach the limit for number of attendees, please confirm attendance via host Duke Farms site below, by selecting 'Classes & Events' on top and scrolling to Sep 28, and click 'Webinar: Electric Vehicles 101' to sign up.  

Confirm on Duke Farms below, using steps noted above:

If you're confirmed on Duke Farms, a webinar link will be emailed 30 minutes before the event. If EV-101 webinar link is not found in email at that time, please check Spam, Junk or Promotions folders.

Folks may wish to check out NJ sites below to see the excellent incentives which NJ offers for buying or leasing EV's/PHEV's and more on NJ's commitment to driving electric:

Thanks for your interest in driving electric!


Find more information about Duke Farms on their website:

Duke Farms has over 1000 acres for the public to enjoy (in recent months open Mon-Fri, see site above for latest hours). As a leader of environmental stewardship, Duke Farms is a welcoming and wonderful setting to explore while charging up an electric vehicle. Duke Farms has 18 miles of trails through woods, meadows and lakes, plus fountains, sculptures, more. Many trails are stroller and wheelchair accessible.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 40 attendees registered.

Registered attendees report 425,021 electric miles driven.

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