National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Solar & EV Expo
South Paris, ME
Oct 02, 2021

Day: Saturday, October 2, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School
256 Main St.
South Paris, ME 04281
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Event Report

2021's Solar & EV Expo was a success -- thank you to all our attendees, vehicle owners, volunteers, and sponsors who made it happen! With over 50 electric vehicles and e-bikes in attendance, we broke our previous record from 2019 for most EVs in one spot in Maine! Throughout the day, we had workshops on solar and EVs. E-Bikes were zooming around the parking lot continuously. Teslas were popular for test rides, as well as the used EVs that our sponsor, Paris AutoBarn brought that were for sale. We even had an electric motorcycle show up!

We want to especially thank our other sponsors as well: Efficiency Maine, Lee Auto Malls, The Nature Conservancy of Maine, ReVision Energy, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Garbo-Kane Integrated Solar Builders, Seacoast E-Bikes, and Powermarket. We also had folks tabling for the Pine Tree Amendment, and Rusty Crank E-Bikes brought their bikes.


photo by: Center for an Ecology-Based Economy
Nissan Leaf, Smart Fortwo, Tesla Model Y, Tesla Model X

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.

Join us for our 7th Annual Solar & EV Expo. Test drive or ride along in your neighbors' electric vehicles! Representatives from local dealerships will also be available to answer your questions. We'll have information sessions on electric vehicles, adding solar to your home, community solar options, and eBikes throughout the day.  This event is free and open to the public. 

Only vaccinated people will be allowed inside vehicles. Masks will be required. Please plan to distance from those not in your family. If you are feeling ill or have symptoms of Covid, please remain at home. We will update event policies regarding Covid as the event gets closer.

Schedule for the day:

10-10:15 Welcome

10:15-2 Test drives of EVs and E-bikes

10:15 EV 101 Workshop with Travis Ritchie

11:00 Solar 101 Workshop with Don McLean 

11:45 The Future of EVs in Maine Panel with Efficiency Maine Trust and Natural Resources Council of Maine

12:30 Lunch from Luchador Tacos and live auction of Nokian snow tires

1:15 Community Solar Options Workshop

This event is sponsored by Electrify America




Registered Attendees

There are currently 27 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 2
Brammo 1
Chevrolet Bolt 1
MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Polestar 2 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model X 1
8 Models 9

Registered attendees report 332,125 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club
EVHybridNoire

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Community Partners

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

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