National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Wellesley, MA
Sep 18, 2014

Day: Thursday, September 18, 2014 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 1:30
Location: Wellesley Office Park
55 William Street
Cafe 55 Patio at the back of the building
Wellesley, MA 02481
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2014.

Event Report

We celebrated the collaboration between EV owners, office park managers and the Commonwealth to provide “fueling” at work along with priority parking so that other tenants can see these cool cars and consider EV benefits for their own driving needs.
Massachusetts Undersecretary for Environment Martin Suuberg congratulated John Hancock VP Paul Crowley for being the most successful applicant for a MassDEP workplace charging grant. Tenants of the office park suggested to John Hancock that charging stations would be a worthwhile sustainability project. John Hancock acted on that suggestion by applying for and receiving funding to install 16 charging stations this year with plans to double that number next year. The Workplace Charging Program has provided funding for 145 charging points at 70 different workplaces and is still open for more applications.
Undersecretary Suuberg drove in a BMW i3 and drove a Nissan Leaf back to Boston.

photo by: Bob Frechette Photography and John Hancock Property Management
Watson Collins Northeast Utilities owns and drove the BMW i3 with senior environmental officals to the three city tour. Steve Sanders owns the Tesla, smart center Boston donated the Smart Electric for the day and Gina Coplon-Newfield owns the plug-in Prius

Event Description


Come join state energy and environment officials celebrate the workplace charging systems at the Wellesley office park! Information on electric vehicle rebate programs and battery electric vehicles will be on site for you to drive.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 19 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model S 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
6 Models 6

Registered attendees report 43,160 electric miles driven.

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