National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
West Palm Beach, FL
Oct 02, 2020

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location due to Coronavirus issues.
Day: Friday, October 2, 2020 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 12pm-1pm
Organized In: West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Topics: Battery Technology
Driving Experience
Environmental Benefits
EV 101
Local Public Charging
Workplace Charging
Other
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Event Report

Penni Redford, City of West Palm Beach Resilience and Climate Change Manager; Anuj Chokshi, Florida Power & Light Project Director, Development; and Richard Lee, Lion Electric Director of Sales - School Bus each gave very informational and engaging presentations. The audience had lots of great questions at the end. This program was recorded and is available to view: https://youtu.be/lHGt1zWx0q4. Follow-up emails were sent out to everyone who had registered with resources linked below.


Resources mentioned during the webinar:

City of West Palm Beach Office of Sustainability: https://www.wpb.org/government/sustainability

Office of Sustainability Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @WPBGreen

FPL Electric Vehicles: https://www.fpl.com/energy-my-way/electric-vehicles.html

Lion Electric Buses: https://schoolbus.thelionelectric.com/

Advantages of Electric Buses by Lion Electric: https://youtu.be/MHFD_vN6xKo

DEMP - Volkswagen Settlement and Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA): https://floridadep.gov/air/air-director/content/demp-volkswagen-settlement-and-diesel-emissions-reduction-act-dera

Volkswagen Settlement - Mitigation Trust: https://floridadep.gov/air/air/content/volkswagen-settlement-mitigation-trust

Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition: https://cleancities.energy.gov/coalitions/southeast-florida

https://sfregionalcouncil.org/portfolio-items/se-fla-clean-cities-coalition/

Event Description

 

Introducing WPB's First Electric Buses!

A Florida first: yellow school (activity) buses "go green" in West Palm Beach!

Florida Power and Light and The City of West Palm Beach have partnered on Florida’s first electric school buses. This pilot will explore vehicle to grid technology using the bus batteries and provide data that will inform future applications. Join us on October 2, 2020 from 12pm-1pm via Zoom as we discuss this exciting new pilot program and electric vehicles in general.


Registered Attendees

There are currently 24 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 6
Kia Niro Electric 3
Chevrolet Volt 2
Tesla Model S 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
7 Models 16

Registered attendees report 369,046 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Platinum Level Sponsor

Nissan LEAF® is the exclusive automotive sponsor of National Drive Electric Week™

Silver Level Sponsors

Bronze Level Sponsor

Green Level Sponsors

Silver Level California Regional Sponsor

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