National Drive Electric Week
Sep 12, 2015
|Day:||Saturday, September 12, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Location:||Oldsmar Public Library
400 St Petersburg Dr. E.
Oldsmar, FL 34677
After months of planning, the one thing we couldn't control -the weather- cost us significantly in attendance. Despite that, over 30 vendors and 32 vehicles were in attendance. In total we had 32 EVs and the total gas free miles for assembled drivers was 402,316 collectively!
Turn out was a lot less than last year - I think the proximity and timing of St Petersburg event hurt attendance(in addition to the rain).
Estimate total turnout around 1200- 1500. The Mayor and a council member kicked off the event. We had the new Director for the University of South Florida's Patel College of Sustainability speak. We had a kid's area with hands on art projects (Tesla donated some activity pages), and face painting.
Vehicles as follows:
We had one BMW i8 ;-)
3 BMW i3s. 2 in the ride and drive (R&D)
A Porsche Panamera
One Prius plug in
One Cadillac ELR. r&D
Six Leafs - 2 in R&D
9 Volts -1 in ride and drive
11 Teslas. (owners actually did R&Ds )
- See and Test drive the latest electric vehicles
- Learn about the experiences of EV owners
- Lots of giveaways, kid's activities, educational and fun for all ages
- Live entertainment and food from local vendors - over 36 vendors will be supporting our event.
- Special VIP parking and gifts for EV drivers
Thanks again for agreeing to participate in the Drive Electric Tampa Bay EVent. The event is this Saturday, September 12th and we are getting the last minute items taken care of. Here are a few tips to help you have a fun and successful event.
You can arrive and set up starting at 8:30AM. All sponsors, vendors and display vehicles must be in place by no later than 9:30.
Spread the word! Here is the event website, twitter and FB page. Invite all your friends - there will be food, activities for the kids, entertainment, and lots of great EVs.
Thank you so much for being supportive of DETB and such great leaders in our community. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any assistance. I look forward to seeing you this Saturday!
There are currently 54 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model S||7|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||6|
|BMW i3 REx||1|
|Toyota Plug-in Prius||1|
Registered attendees report 385,694 electric miles driven.
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