National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Sechelt EV Festival 2021
Sechelt, BC
Sep 25, 2021

Day: Saturday, September 25, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
Location: Sechelt Learning Centre Playground
Ocean Ave near Cowrie
Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
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Event Report

Over 500 people enjoyed sunny skies and warm temperatures to visit the sixth Sechelt Electric Vehicle (EV) Festival held Sept. 25 in BC, Canada on the Sunshine Coast.   Again, organized by the Sunshine Coast Electric Vehicle Association (SCEVA), we embrace our motto of "Leading the Charge!" with several firsts - including first time attendees - a Chevy Bolt EUV, a Polestar and a Porsche Taycan.

The featured vehicles were two EVs that have been driven across Canada - from St. John's, Newfoundland to Victoria, BC - a trip of over 7,000 km (>4,300 miles)!   A 2017 Bolt EV owned by Sunshine Coast resident and SCEVA Executive Member, Buddy Boyd, took 11 days to cross Canada in 2017.  Harvey Soicher drove the second, an Audi e-tron and with a co-driver, completed a similar trip in earlier in September in 4 days, 18 hours and 25 minutes!   Event spokesperson John Henderson said that change in timing is a testament to improvements in vehicle models and charging technology as well as the increased charging infrastructure that has become available countrywide.

“Electric vehicles are mainstream now. B.C. has the highest EV adoption rate in Canada and the Sunshine Coast has the highest adoption rate in B.C.,” said Henderson.

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 2021 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.

Continuing our long-running tradition of organizing the Sechelt Electric Vehicle Festival, owners and dealers will be showing their EVs - cars, e-bikes, Segways, scooters and more.  Open to the public with all Public Health rules related to COVID-19 in effect.  



Registered Attendees

There is currently 1 attendee registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 1
1 Model 1

Registered attendees report 50,000 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club
EVHybridNoire

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All NDEW 2021 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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