Drive Electric Event
D$W - Drive Electric Vehicle Fair
Jun 05, 2021
|Saturday, June 5, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
|10:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT
|Greenfield Public Library
5310 West Layton Avenue
Greenfield, WI 53220
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$W Meet since Oct. 19, 2019, and the start of the Covid
There were 18
EV/PHEVs on display, from 8 auto manufacturers and included 11 different models.
Included in the EV Fair were:
Tesla vehicles including 2 Model 3, 4 Model Y, 1 Model X and 1 Model S
Honda Clarity PHEV
Toyota Prius Prime
Ford C-max energi
drivers, attendees, and D$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.
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.
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
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 $mart Driving for
all vehicles, including ICE vehicles, from 11:30 to Noon. These events will
follow Library Covid protocols including mandatory masks, social distancing and
This will be the 6th Drive Electric event that D$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
There are currently 37 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model Y
|Tesla Model 3
|Ford C-MAX Energi
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)
|Smart fortwo electric drive
|Tesla Model S
|Tesla Model X
|Toyota Prius Prime
Registered attendees report 595,355 electric miles driven.