National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Ask Me About My EV
La Crosse, WI
Sep 26, 2021

Day: Sunday, September 26, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm CDT
Location: Copeland Park Oktoberfest Shelter
1218 Copeland Park Drive
La Crosse, WI 54603
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Event Report

Electric vehicle owners shared their experiences with a steady stream of visitors to the September 26 "Ask Me About My EV" event held at Copeland Park in La Crosse, Wisconsin, one of dozens of National Drive Electric Week events held around the country. In addition to battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars, several e-bikes were on display. Tablers included local solar installers who described the benefits of solar EV charging and several local environmental groups. Wisconsin Clean Cities and Xcel Energy provided information about charging infrastructure and incentives. In addition to learning about the benefits of EVs from owners, participants could also get basic EV information and learn about coming electric trucks from a looping video. Handouts. shirts, prizes, and an interactive mapping exercise added to the festive atmosphere. The Municipal Transit Utility displayed its new hybrid vans and highlighted the coming electric and electric hybrid buses which will provide cleaner public transportation and reduce operating costs. While he was not able to attend, La Crosse mayor Mitch Reynolds issued a National Drive Electric Week proclamation in advance of the event. Organizers plan to hold another EV show during Earth Week in 2022. Those wishing to help should email CRSierraClub@gmail.com.

photo by: Cathy Van Maren
EV owners, including Chris Schneider of the Hybrid Car Store; Kathy Allen, board president, Coulee Region Sierra Club; and Heather Talbot of Solar on La Crosse Schools, talked about their experiences with visitors to the Ask Me About My EV event held on September 26 at Copeland Park in La Crosse, Wisconsin, one of dozens of National Drive Electric Week events held around the country from September 25 through October 3, 2021.

Event Description

 

All attendees and volunteers are required to wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all National Drive Electric Week 2022 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.

Hear and learn from local EV owners about their personal experiences with electric vehicles, from bikes to cars. Ask about range, charging, costs, experiences, and any other EV questions you have. Learn how to find the right vehicle for you. Get information about how EVs can save us money, improve our air quality, and reduce our carbon footprint. Meet and talk with dealers, utilities, related businesses, and organizations, including Wisconsin Clean Cities, Xcel Energy, Coulee Region Sierra Club, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Environment, and more. Learn about the La Crosse MTU plans to electrify their fleet of city buses.

This is a neighbor-to-neighbor event, free and open to the public. COVID-19 precautions: no test drives or test rides will be offered during the event, but attendees may be able to arrange for a post-event test drive from dealers or individual participants. Masks and distancing protocols will be followed.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 49 attendees registered.

Expected Display Vehicles

Vehicle Registered
Other Plug-In Vehicle 3
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Ford C-MAX Energi 2
Tesla Model 3 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model Y 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
13 Models 18

Registered attendees report 532,172 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club
EVHybridNoire

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Community Partners

All NDEW 2022 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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