National Drive Electric Week
San Antonio, TX
Sep 19, 2015
|Day:||Saturday, September 19, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Location:||William R Sinkin Eco Centro (At San Antonio College)
1802 N Main Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212
1) The city officially proclaimed 19th Sep 2015 as Drive Electric Day!
2) We employed creative ideas to keep plastics and trash to a minimum. We were certified green at the VERDE level(highest attainable) by the city of San Antonio. Beyond EVs, we also had Electric Bus,a PV powered juice & solar stage
3a) (District 8) Councilman Ron Nirenburg kicked off the event and spoke of the strong conviction and intent from the city to put more EVs on our roads.
3b) We also had (District 26) senator Jose Menendez's secretary stopped by to and asked us to reach out to them regarding all things EV.
4) Energy lab was part science-part magic to the kids who all got take home gifts.
5) The EV owners (some from over 100 miles) came fully charged up and offered ride ins and test drives till the end. Just looking at the large EV gathering at the parade start point made all the effort worth it.
Overall turnout was not as expected but we surely had many firsts and quite a bit of local press coverage
photo by: Ram Krishnan
City's Electric bus, Some EVs that came in from more than 100 miles to participate at the event (D8)councilman Ron Nirenburg and the Solar Stage, Alan Montemayor at the Energy Lab, Josh Rincon & Sean Burke with Mike Goldstein's Roadster
There are currently 216 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||8|
|Tesla Model S||8|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||1|
|Toyota RAV4 EV (1997-2003)||1|
Registered attendees report 573,274 electric miles driven.
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