National Drive Electric Week
Sep 19, 2015
|Day:||Saturday, September 19, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||10 AM - 2 PM|
|Location:||Wilsonville Town Center
Lamb's Market parking lot
8255 SW Wilsonville Rd
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Prior to the event we had proclamations from Oregon Governor Brown and Wilsonville Mayor Knapp for Sept 12th-20th to be "Drive Electric Week".
Half of the pre-registrations were not EV owners. We had a large number of attendees seriously researching EV's for immediate or future purchase. Our location also provides a fair amount of "walk-up" traffic so we were able to interact with many people curious about EV's in general.
We will be awarding two "Ultimate Test Drive" prizes this week: Use of a Nissan LEAF for a week courtesy of Platt Auto and a 3 day test drive of an i3 from BMW Portland.
The OSU Solar Trailer arrived with it's 25kWh battery fully charged and the sunshine allowed it to generate 1.8kW from it's solar panels as it charged or off EV's at the show. When they folded up at the end of the event, they had provided power to at least 5 EV's and left with an empty battery.
I believe this to be the largest gathering of EV's ever in Oregon, both by miles and total number.
photo by: Allison Kerley
Nissan LEAF, Honda Fit EV, Chevrolet Spark EV, several Teslas, Think City, VW e-Golf (top left) and many other EV's.
have proclaimed September 12th - 20th, 2015 to be "Drive Electric Week".
Almost every EV available in Oregon - plus e-bikes, scooters and displays on solar and green power
Compare all the current offerings side-by-side without running all over town
Test drive the model(s) you're most interested in (see list below)
The OSU Solar Trailer will be in the parking lot charging EV's from sunshine and providing power to the event
"The Ultimate Test Drive"
· The use of a Nissan LEAF® SL premium for a week courtesy of Platt Auto
· A 3 day extended test drive of a BMW i3 courtesy of BMW Portland
Text Electric to 67664 to enter. More info here
Contest hosted by our radio sponsor, KINK 101.9 FM.
The many benefits of EV's that owners enjoy
- Easy to maintain
- Environmentally "Green"
Talk to owners with hundreds of thousands of miles of real world driving experience
All about charging. Members of the Oregon Electric Vehicle Association (OEVA) will have handouts explaining how EV's are charged and lots of first hand experience to share.
- home charging options (refuel while you sleep - no more gas station lines)
- public charging
- what terms like L2, L3, CCS and "Quick Charge" mean
How affordable EV's can be.
- Leases allow the Federal Tax Credit to be used to effectively reduce the sticker price of the car. There are options below $140 per month, some with zero down.
- Pre-owned EV's are becoming readily available. Learn what to look for from owners, OEVA members and dealers who specialize in pre-owned EV's.
How you can power your EV
(or house) on sunshine.
Solar Oregon will be holding a one hour Workshop on Residential Solar beginning at 12:30 PM. Topics include solar in Oregon's climate, available technologies, and more.
More about Solar and Renewable Energy.
Already own an EV? Bring it to the event!
Chat and compare notes with other EV owners. Share your enthusiasm and help those exploring EV's understand why we're so passionate about driving them.
Please register so we can allocate space for you. If you are arriving late or need to leave early that's OK. Just let us know and we will accommodate your needs.
Driving an EV (or riding an e-bike or scooter) is the best way to appreciate many of the benefits of driving electric.
Add a comment when you register indicating the vehicle(s) you'd like to test. This will help us get everyone behind the wheel (or handlebars) of their favorite EV.
Vehicles Available for Test Drives
(check back for updates)
Vehicles Available for Test Drives
To the dealers & manufacturers listed above that are providing vehicles to test.
To the other companies and organizations that are taking time to be here and share information.
A special word of thanks to the following local sponsors who are providing financial or other support:
I-5 Exit 283 (SW Wilsonville Road)
West for about 1/2 mile - Wilsonville Town Center and Lamb's Market will be on your left
There are currently 196 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||13|
|Tesla Model S||13|
|Chevy Spark EV||6|
|Honda Fit EV||3|
|BMW i3 REx||2|
|Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive||2|
|Ford Focus Electric||1|
|Smart fortwo electric drive||1|
|Toyota Plug-in Prius||1|
|Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later)||1|
Registered attendees report 1,066,267 electric miles driven.
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