National Drive Electric Week
Sep 30, 2021
|Day:||Thursday, September 30, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened.|
|Time:||9:00 am - 2:00 pm MST|
|Location:||Jacome Plaza by the main (Joel Valdez) library
101 N Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
2021 National Drive Electric Week Vendors, Participants and Attendees,
TEVA would like to take this moment to thank all of the many folks who helped make this year’s National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) a success. The valuable contributions of each of you helps make TEVA’s mission to advocate for environmentally clean, sustainable, petroleum-free electric transportation a reality
For the NDEW event at Jacome Plaza, TEVA was blessed to have the support and participation of the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality, Tucson Electric Power (TEP), Trico Electric Cooperative, Pedego Electric Bikes Tucson, and On Any Moto Powersports. Participants and attendees were treated to a wide variety of electric vehicles, from the super fun OneWheel self-balancing board (thanks for the demo go to James) and city bikes from Pedego Electric Bikes to the latest DS and SFR electric motorcycles from Zero Motors brought out by the great guys at On Any Moto PowerSports (as well as some pretty choice electric Mountain Bikes for conquering the Lemmon) to a great collection of electric cars including member-provided Nissan LEAFs, Tesla Model 3s, Ys and Ss, a Fiat 500e, a Ford Mustang Mach-e, and Chevy Bolt EVs provided by TEP and Trico Electric. The event even included an electric Chevy S-10 conversion. The steady stream of attendees and onlookers provided a wonderful opportunity to engage with those both unfamiliar and familiar with current electric car offerings and led to many interesting conversations about driving electric vehicles, including how to charge them, what road-tripping is like in an EV, using solar to charge, and much more. Even students from the nearby Imago Dei Middle School got in on the EV action and were able to ask questions about EVs, with a surprising number of them letting us know that their parents, in fact, drive EVs or plug in hybrids (PHEVs). It is always great to see the next generation excited about EVs and to see the reason why we are moving towards the electrification of transportation.
Many special thanks to TEVA members who provided vehicles for the event, especially those who helped with setup and teardown, including Don, City Co-Captain Roi, Tip, Paul, Bryce, Steve and Len (who also provided a great presentation on the exciting new Aptera solar electric vehicle). Without the tireless enthusiasm of the TEVA membership, events like this would not be possible. Finally, the attendees are the reason we do what we do to get the word out about electric cars. We try to inform, educate and engage to help ensure that those who come to these events leave with the information they want and need to make great decisions about jumping into the electric future of transportation. For more information anytime, reach out to us at https://www.tucsonelectricvehicle.org/ or by email at email@example.com or check out our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/tucsonelectricvehicleassociation/. We look forward to touching base and answering any questions you may have, or tell us about your own EV journey.
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.We will be showing a dozen FULLY ELECTRIC VEHICLES. Hopefully some of the latest. Owners of EVs will be available to answer questions.
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There are currently 66 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||6|
|Tesla Model Y||5|
|Tesla Model S||3|
|Audi A3 e-tron||1|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||1|
|Ford Focus Electric||1|
|Ford Fusion Energi||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||1|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||1|
|Smart fortwo electric drive||1|
Registered attendees report 643,433 electric miles driven.