National Drive Electric Week
Sep 13, 2015
|Day:||Sunday, September 13, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
In addition to my local Capital District EV Drivers group members, we had about a dozen EV drivers come from other areas, 150+ miles away to attend our event. They said that they chose our event over closer events that were not as well promoted and attended as ours. I had registrants meet me 30 minutes prior to the start of the event at picturesque Cohoes Falls, where I sorted the cars by model and lined them up for the parade. The 30 car EV parade vehicles all had 'drive electric' window flags and the procession concluded 2 miles away by making a grand entrance to the event at the 11:00 am start time. New York State Congressman Paul Tonko made a surprise visit to he event, where he shook hands and made a short speech to the attendees. He said he supports alternate fuel vehicles and the necessary EV charging infrastructure in NY State. Nemer VW set a new E-Golf and a salesman for test drives, as well as Fuccillo Nissan with a new LEAF SL.
photo by: Michael Kamm
Daniel and Maureen Hayes - white Tesla 85, Jim McGlynn - Honda Fit EV, Aaron Schildkraut - Tesla 85, John Ashcroft - P85, Jim Klafehn - 2014 Toyota RAV 4 EV, Karsten Barde - National Grid Representative, Joshua Beach - Monolith Solar Representative, George Ryan, Brian Smith.
The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.