National Drive Electric Week
Lawrence Electric Vehicle Showcase
Sep 25, 2021
|Day:||Saturday, September 25, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened.|
|Time:||8:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT|
1140 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
The Lawrence Electric Vehicle Showcase pushed the envelope this year to include more than just electric cars – though we can’t overlook the presence of the 2012 Tesla Model S “Founder’s Edition” of serial Number 28!
We placed an emphasis on the most efficient EV – electric bicycles from TREK. And we also added large commercial electric vehicles. We featured a Class 8 battery electric terminal truck from Orange EV, a 25 foot battery electric bus from GreenPower Motor Company, and a 40 foot battery electric bus from Gillig. The City of Lawrence Transit System provided the Gillig bus, and several officials were in attendance – the Mayor, the Vice Mayor, and another City Commissioner riding her E-bicycle.
The City of Lawrence also promoted the show on their transit web page - https://lawrencetransit.org/news/electric-bus-to-be-featured-at-ev-showcase-event/, a notice that also broadcast to subscribers of their E-announcements. We want to thank our other sponsors as well – Crown VW-Toyota, GreenPower Motors, Orange EV, TREK Bicycles, and the Kansas City Metro Energy Center, who was invaluable with their networking.
photo by: Michael Almon, Sustainbility Action Network
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.
The Lawrence Electric Vehicle Showcase is organized annually by the Sustainability Action Network. Our third annual EV Showcase will be at a new location, South Park, just south of vibrant downtown. Masks will be required for all participants, and practice personal distancing. Thank you.
We're holding our EV showcase in conjunction with the Rev It Up Hot Rod Show and Street Festival, a highly popular show of classic cars, hot rods, and exotic cars. A new addition this year will be large commercial electric vehicles. There will be an electric bus from GreenPower Motor Company, a Gillig electric bus from the City of Lawrence, an electric terminal truck from Orange EV, and several electric bicycles from Trek Bikes of Lawrence. The public will be able to talk with EV owners, see a wide array of EVs, and learn the advantages of driving an EV.
transportation sector now produces more climate-warming emissions
than does the electric generation sector. Plug-in EVs are zero-carbon when charged with renewable energy. And even if charged by
coal-fired electricity, the greater efficiency of EVs means lower
carbon emissions. EVs get 100mpg equivalent or better, and the
driving range of various makes is from 200 miles to 520 miles for the new Tesla Model S Plaid. Electric bicycles are the most energy efficient choice of all. A 150lb cyclists will use 1/20th the amount of energy than will a 3000lb car traveling the same distance.
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There are currently 64 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||6|
|Tesla Model 3||5|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||2|
|Chevy Spark EV||1|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||1|
|Tesla Model S||1|
|Tesla Model Y||1|
Registered attendees report 612,328 electric miles driven.