National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Lakeland National Drive Electric Week
Lakeland, FL
Sep 24, 2022

Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Munn Park
198 N Kentucky Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33801
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Event Report

Polk County’s third National Drive Electric Week EV-outreach event, ” Lakeland Drive Electric Day,” was a huge success! 

 

This free, family-friendly outdoor event was held on Sat., Sept. 24, 2022 in downtown Lakeland’s beautiful Munn Park, adjacent to the Lakeland Farmers Market.  The event featured local EV owners showcasing their vehicles, answering visitor’s questions, & sharing their EV-enthusiasm. The Lakeland Farmers Market's wonderful weekly fresh produce, delicious food, and crafts booths added to the festivities.

 

Fifteen electric vehicles (EVs) comprising ten models were on display, including: Ford F150 Lightning pickup, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, Nissan LEAF, Tesla 3, Ford Mustang Mach-e, Chevy Bolt & Chevy Bolt EUV, as well as an electric bicycle and scooter.  EV exhibitors included individual owners and Lakeland Electric Utility.  A fascinating example of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) charging was demonstrated by the Kia EV6 owner who charged his electric scooter.

 

Visitors enjoyed learning about EVs at our NDEW welcome canopies, which featured EV educational displays, prize drawings, an “EV-IQ” quiz, and children’s EV craft activities. New this year was a children’s “EV Passport” scavenger hunt.  Drawing prizes included a programmable thermostat donated by Lakeland Electric, and a four-class gift certificate donated by Satya Life Yoga Studio of Lakeland.

  

Lakeland Drive Electric Day was organized with the help of volunteers from the Polk EV Outreach Committee, the League of Women Voters of Polk County and the Ancient Islands Sierra Club’s Clean Energy Committee.  Local event sponsor was Lakeland Electric Utility.

 

The organizers look forward to hosting our second annual “Drive Electric Earth Day Lakeland” event on Sat. April 22, 2023.


Event Description

 

This free, family-friendly outdoor event will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022 in downtown Lakeland’s beautiful Munn Park, adjacent to the Lakeland Farmers Market.  Local owners of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will show their cars, answer visitors’ questions, & share their EV-enthusiasm. The nearby Lakeland Farmers Market's offers wonderful weekly fresh produce, delicious food, and crafts booths.

Visitors will be able to compare different makes and models and learn about the pros and cons of electric vehicles by hearing the personal experiences of owners as well as viewing educational materials at the welcome canopies.  Come get your questions answered on cost, range, charging, maintenance, and performance.  Visitors can participate in various prize drawings and might win a Nest Smart programmable thermostat.  Test your knowledge with an “EV-IQ” quiz.  Children can participate in fun EV craft activities.  

National Drive Electric Week Lakeland is organized with the help of volunteers from the Polk EV Outreach Committee, the League of Women Voters of Polk County, and the Ancient Islands Sierra Club’s Clean Energy Committee.  Lakeland Electric is a local sponsor.  

 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 60 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 4
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 3
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 2
BMW 330e 1
Ford F-150 Lightning 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Kia EV6 1
MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD 1
12 Models 19

Registered attendees report 314,200 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Vehicle Association
Sierra Club
EVHybridNoire

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All NDEW 2023 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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