National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Waikoloa, HI
Sep 19, 2015

Day: Saturday, September 19, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: Waikoloa, HI 96743
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Event Report

Our National Drive Electric Week at the Shops at Mauna Lani was a success! We had over 150 people at the event. They started to show up before the event started and lingered after we ended. Many had genuine interest in owning an EV and had many questions regarding maintenance, service, cost, range, and charging infrastructure. Range anxiety and service availability appeared to be key concerns.

We had a total of 9 EVs, an electric bicycle, and a solar and pedal powered 3-wheeler. Models represented were the Volkswagen e-Golf, Nissan LEAF (at total of 6), Tesla Model S, BMW i3, Specialized Turbo e-Bike, and an ELF (the 3-wheeler).

We also had our local utility on hand to address questions on TOU rates, solar PV company representatives, a hydroelectric generator company, and a dealer of solar lanterns.

Importantly, Nissan Kona showed up with LEAFs and provided 25 test drives throughout most of the events.

It was an exhausting event but definitely worth the effort.

photo by: Noel Morin
Emily Ebert, Eric Hayden VW e-Golf, Nissan LEAF, BMW i3, Tesla Model S

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Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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