National Drive Electric Week
Upper Valley EV Expo: A National Drive Electric Week Event
Sep 30, 2023
|Day:||Saturday, September 30, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT|
|Location:||Behind Lebanon City Hall, off Flynn Street
51 North Park Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
Event ReportMore than 400 people attended the 2023 Upper Valley Electric Vehicle Expo on September 30 at Lebanon (N.H.) City Hall despite rain the entire day and night before the UV EV Expo. They chatted with the drivers of 38 EVs representing 18 different models, and many enjoyed rides. Plus, the Lebanon Ford dealer brought three Mustang Mach-Es and an E-Transit Van, the Town of Hartford (Vt.) displayed its new Toro no-turn ride-on lawn mower, Advance Transit showed off an electric bus, and multiple owners displayed electric bikes, recumbent trikes, and scooters.
· EV Basics for Drivers: Why and How To Get an EV; Financial Incentives; Charging, and More, by Dave Roberts of Drive Electric Vermont in a prerecorded talk, followed by live Q&A.
· State Policies: What Role Can We Play? Featuring a representative of Drive Electric NH, Vermont State Senator Rebecca White, NH Representative George Sykes, and local public officials.
· EV Charging: At Home, at Work, or at Public Stations. On home charging: Prof. Charles R. Sullivan, Dartmouth College professor of engineering. On workplace charging: Jessica Wilcox, Granite State Clean Cities Coalition and Peggy O'Neill-Vivanco, Vermont Clean Cities Coalition. On public charging: Sherry Boschert, co-founder, Plug In America.
· E-bikes and Electric Lawn Care. On e-bikes: John Haffner, Vital Communities. On lawn care: Dana Clawson, environmental sustainability coordinator for Hartford, Vt.
photo by: Sherry Boschert
Polly Campion and her husband Jay (in the driver's seat) inspect a Ford E-Transit Van at the Upper Valley Electric Vehicle Expo in Lebanon, N.H. on September 30, 2023.
At Lebanon (N.H.) City Hall, 51 N. Park Street
and in the municipal parking lot behind City Hall, off Flynn Street
See dozens of different kinds of EVs -- electric cars, trucks, a motorcycle, Advance Transit bus, bicycles, tricycles, lawn mowers, and other tools. Talk to their owners. Take a test ride.
FREE admission – FREE refreshments – FREE info-packed presentations and exhibits
Rain or shine!
Plus, come with questions to these talks inside Lebanon City Hall and live-streamed:
· 10:00-10:45 - EV Basics for Drivers: Why and How To Get an EV; Financial Incentives; Charging, and More. Dave Roberts of Drive Electric Vermont presents nearly everything you need to know in this prerecorded talk, followed by live Q&A
· 11:00-11:45 - State Policies: What Role Can We Play? Hear from Chris Skoglund of Drive Electric NH, Vermont State Senator Rebecca White, NH Representative George Sykes, and local public officials on how you can make a difference
· 12:00-12:45 - EV Charging: At Home, at Work, or at Public Stations. On home charging: Prof. Charles R. Sullivan, Dartmouth College professor of engineering. On workplace charging: Jessica Wilcox, Granite State Clean Cities Coalition and Peggy O'Neill-Vivanco, Vermont Clean Cities Coalition. On public charging: Sherry Boschert, co-founder, Plug In America
· 1:00-1:45 - E-bikes and Electric Lawn Care. On e-bikes: John Haffner, Vital Communities. On lawn care: Tom Cormen, Lebanon homeowner
· 2:00-2:45 - What’s Ahead for EVs in the Upper Valley? Dana Clawson of Hartford, Ben Steele of Hanover, Sherry Boschert of Lebanon, and Adams Carroll of Advance Transit
Can't attend the UV EV Expo in person? Attend these talks virtually through Microsoft Teams. Find the link on the Lebanon Live Meetings page -- look on the Calendar for September 30.
Bring your not-yet-drivers for these fun activities:
- A Scavenger Hunt -- three correct answers wins a raffle ticket; answer all 10 correctly for 4 raffle tickets
- Ride the Energy Bike -- ride our special stationary bicycle to light a bulb for 30 seconds and win a prize
- Tesla's Got Talent contest -- three Teslas perform light shows to different songs, and YOU help pick the winner; two rounds, at 10:50 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
- Raffle drawings at 11:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Don't forget to pre-register on this site to get a free raffle ticket
- How Many EVs? -- Marbles in a jar represent registered plug-in vehicles in Lebanon; correct guesses on the number (or closest guess) win a raffle ticket
Loads of raffle prizes! All attendees who pre-register at uvevexpo.org will get a free raffle ticket, and you can buy more for $1 each or six for $5. Raffle drawings will be held at 11:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for prizes including:
* Salt Hill Pub Gift Certificate
* Omer & Bob's Gift Certificate
* To-Go Ware and a reusable shopping bag
* Village Pizza Gift Certificate
* Peking Tokyo Restaurant Gift Certificate
* Two JacksonXC Skiing Resort Gift Certificates
* Two Vermont Bike & Brew Gift Certificates
* King Arthur Baking Gift Certificate
* Two Lalo's Tacqueria Gift Certificates
* Katie's Cookies Gift Certificate
* Loch Lyme Lodge Gift Certificate
* Two Jake's Car Wash Gift Certificates
* Lucky's Coffee Garage Gift Certificate
* Two beautiful mounted photos by Meg Newman
* Set of four Matchbox Cars of EVs
* Four gift cards to Billings Farm & Museum
* Osher Institute Gift Certificate
Special EV charger raffle! The Cornish Energy Committee is raffling off a gently-used, eight-year-old Siemens VersiCharge 240-volt Level 2 charger. It comes with a 20-foot cord and can be plugged into a NEMA 6-50 outlet or hardwired if you prefer. It requires a 40-amp breaker and draws up to 30 amps. The manual is included. Originally priced at $650, a new one would cost $1,094. Raffle tickets are $5 each, available at the EV Expo. See an online description of the charger.
The 2023 Upper Valley EV Expo is organized by the Lebanon Energy Advisory Committee and co-sponsored by Sustainable Lebanon, Sustainable Hanover, the Town of Hartford Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, and other New Hampshire and Vermont Town Energy Committees.
We are grateful to our generous financial sponsors:
Our thanks also go to donors of some of the free refreshments at the EV Expo: Salt Hill Pub; Pim's Thai Orchid; the Lebanon Co-op; The Karibbean Restaurant, and SolaflectEV -- who will be baking free solar-powered cookies at their exhibit.
National Drive Electric Week is presented by Plug In America, The Electric Vehicle Association, The Sierra Club, and EVHybridNoire. Nissan LEAF® & Nissan ARIYA® are the Exclusive Automotive Sponsors. Wells Fargo is the Exclusive Banking Sponsor.
Directions: Advance Transit starts weekend bus service on Sept. 1 (see advancetransit.com) and the Blue Line stops at Lebanon City Hall. Or drive I-89 to Exit 18, go south at the off-ramp. At the stop sign, turn left onto Hanover Street. As you cross the Mascoma River bridge, turn left into a large parking lot. Drive past the Peking Tokyo building to the lower municipal lot for parking. The UV EV Expo is in the adjacent upper municipal parking lot and inside City Hall. 43.643811, -72.252663 See map at https://tinyurl.com/3yyn2phe
Directions to the 2023 Upper Valley EV Expo:
Fast charging for EVs is available in West Lebanon at a Tesla Supercharger station and DCFC Electrify America chargers. Charging will not be available at the EV Expo site.
Want to support the Upper Valley EV Expo? Write a check to “Clean Energy NH,” add the memo “UV EV Expo” on the check and mail it to Clean Energy NH, 14 Dixon Avenue, Suite 202, Concord, NH 03301. Your donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Clean Energy NH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and is the fiscal sponsor of the 2023 Upper Valley EV Expo.
There are currently 293 attendees registered.
Expected Display Vehicles
|Tesla Model 3||7|
|Tesla Model Y||7|
|Toyota Prius Prime||3|
|Chevrolet Bolt EUV||2|
|Ford Mustang Mach-E||2|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||2|
|Volvo XC40 Recharge twin||2|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||1|
|Ford F-150 Lightning||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||1|
|Tesla Model S||1|
|Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD/AWD||1|
Registered attendees report 1,353,054 electric miles driven.