National Drive Electric Week
Sep 25, 2022
|Day:||Sunday, September 25, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT|
|Location:||Freeport High School
30 Holbrook St.
Freeport, ME 04032
Event ReportElectrify Freeport (https://freeportcan.org/events/electrify-freeport) was billed as a clean energy expo. In addition to the NDEW event, which took place in the venue's parking lot, there were vendors and panel discussions inside the high school's cafeteria focusing on a variety of ways to embrace clean energy in and around the home. One of the three panel discussions was on Plug-In Vehicles. That panel was moderated by Freeport Town Councilor (and EV owner) John Egan, and featured Travis Ritchie, President of Maine EV Association; Josh Caldwell, Natural Resources Council of Maine; and Molly Siegel, Program Manager for Efficiency Maine. More than 75 people attended this 10:30 a.m. panel discussion on a beautiful Sunday morning. Local Plug-In related-sponsors included Lee Auto Mall, Lee Nissan LEAF of Topsham, Casco Bay Ford, and MJR Electric, a local woman-owned business focused on installing charging stations in the home. The vehicles for the NDEW portion of the event that seemed to generate the most excitement included the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, Rivian R1T, Jaguar I-Pace, and Tesla Y and 3models. The organizing committee was pleasantly surprised by the number of people who expressed to FreeportCAN members how grateful they were for having this first-time NDEW event in their community.
photo by: Judy Wood
Freeport Climate Action Now (FreeportCAN) is hosting "Electrify Freeport," a free, clean energy expo to showcase the many ways a family can reduce carbon emissions in their lives. Check out an array of electric vehicles, solar panels, heat pumps, battery operated lawn care tools and e-boats. There will be opportunities to test drive Plug-In vehicles and e-bikes, panel discussions, clean energy vendors, food trucks, prizes and more! Updated event information can be found at freeportcan.org/events/electrify-freeport.
There are currently 88 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Kia Niro Electric||3|
|Ford F-150 Lightning||2|
|Ford Mustang Mach-E||2|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||2|
|BMW i3 REx||1|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5||1|
|Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Kia Soul EV||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||1|
|Tesla Model Y||1|
|Toyota Prius Prime||1|
|Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD/AWD||1|
Registered attendees report 556,849 electric miles driven.