Drive Electric Event
Jun 05, 2021
|Day:||Saturday, June 5, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened.|
|Time:||10:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT|
|Location:||Greenfield Public Library
5310 West Layton Avenue
Greenfield, WI 53220
Wisconsin had its largest EV/PHEV event last Saturday, June 5, at the Greenfield Public Library in Greenfield Wi. Drive $mart Wisconsin, the nation’s largest grassroot fuel efficient drivers’ group, hosted this EV Fair as part of its 59th D$W Meet and 1st D$W Meet since Oct. 19, 2019, and the start of the Covid crisis.
There were 18 EV/PHEVs on display, from 8 auto manufacturers and included 11 different models. Included in the EV Fair were:
- 8 Tesla vehicles including 2 Model 3, 4 Model Y, 1 Model X and 1 Model S
- 2 Honda Clarity PHEV
- 1 Toyota Prius Prime
- 1 Ford C-max energi
- 2 Chevy Bolts
- 1 Chevy Volt
- 1 Smart Fortwo
- 1 Fiat 500e
- 1 Nissan Leaf
We had drivers, attendees, and D$W members at this event from Minnesota, Illinois and from Burlington, Racine, Watertown, Oconomowoc, and Port Washington from within Wisconsin. We had 25 registered attendees, 18 EV owners, 20 D$W members and over 65 visitors that talked with the owners of the displayed vehicles during the 4-hour EV Fair. These EV owners brought over 600,000 miles of EV driving experience, expertise, and knowledge to the event.
There were 26 persons that attended the indoor EV Owners Forum from 11-11:30 and the D$W Meet from 11:30-12:00. Both segments focused on the real-world metrics, first around EV technology and second on how President Biden's goal of reducing emissions by 50 % in 9 years will be impacted by the amount of gas vehicles in the US today.
During the Owners Forum, there was an honest and open discussion of what are the positive benefits of EV ownership and what are the negative effects of EV ownership. Members also discussed how education of EV technology based on science and facts needs to be shared with the driving public with a sense of urgency.
During the D$W Meet, there was a review of the nations goal to reduce transportation emissions and how that goal can only be achieved by dealing with the current and future existence of gas vehicles. A solution to this concern is Drive $mart Wisconsin’s experience, knowledge, and expertise in teaching drivers to get 10-30% better mileage and lower emissions through its “Tools for a Lifetime” training. This $mart Driver training has been taught to numerous organizations around the country and to thousands of drivers in Wisconsin over the last 15years.
By promoting EV ownership/technology and by teaching $mart Driving techniques, D$W believes that the goal of reducing transportation emissions could be achieved because the best computer ever created is already in any vehicle and that computer is the human brain, which D$W calls, the HU factor.
We want to thank the D$W volunteers who helped out with the logistics for this event and for the support and encouragement that everyone who attended this D$W EV Fair and D$W Meet gave to all. We also look forward to doing a NDEW event in September of this year.
Drive $mart Wisconsin is proud to host SE Wisconsin’s first in-person Drive Electric Vehicle Fair of 2021. This free public event will be held on Saturday, June 5 at the Greenfield Public Library from 10-2. The safety of all participants and guests are a high priority, so this outdoor/indoor event will be limited to 10-12 EV/PHEV vehicles to allow social distancing and masks will be recommended.
This event will be part of D$W’s 58th Membership Meet and will offer an EV/PHEV Owners Forum from 11-11:30 in the Community Room inside the Library. This EV Owners Forum will discuss the benefits of EV/PHEV ownership. There will also be a discussion of the benefits of $mart Driving for all vehicles, including ICE vehicles, from 11:30 to Noon. These events will follow Library Covid protocols including mandatory masks, social distancing and no food/beverages.
This will be the 6th Drive Electric event that D$W has hosted and is a great opportunity to talk with experienced EV/PHEV owners. D$W members will share their experiences of achieving 20-30% better mileage in their ICE vehicles and 10-20% extended range in their EV vehicles through $mart Driving techniques.
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There are currently 37 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model Y||5|
|Tesla Model 3||3|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||1|
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||1|
|Smart fortwo electric drive||1|
|Tesla Model S||1|
|Tesla Model X||1|
|Toyota Prius Prime||1|
Registered attendees report 595,355 electric miles driven.