National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Juneau, AK
Sep 19, 2015

Day: Saturday, September 19, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge Egan Turnoff
58.353140, -134.512100
Juneau, AK 99801
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2015.

Event Report

We planned the event at a turnout next to Juneau's main thoroughfare, providing great visibility to passersby. I stated that we had about 100 people, and that really includes only the folks who actually stopped in person at the event. The event was seen by a significantly higher number of people because of the location. The heart of the event was a panoramic shot of the vehicles in front of the Gastineau Channel, which turned out beautifully. I will try and get in touch with the photographer to get a digital to post to this site. The local paper covered the event with a photo and caption only. We had good media coverage leading up to the event with the radio and paper covering it ahead of time. The weather was typical for Juneau in September, 45F and intermittent rain. I have no idea whether anyone gave test rides.

photo by: Alec Mesdag
The guy at the far right with his back to the camera is Tim McLeod, GM of AEL&P. His Volt is the grey one with "Volt" across the side. That was the first EV in Juneau. John Cooper is the guy in the blue shirt in the middle of the photo, he is Facilities Manager at the Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute. I'm not sure about anyone else in the photo. The PT Cruiser is a home conversion vehicle, and the boat in the background is powered by Torqeedo electric outboards being sold by Tongass Rain Electric Cruise, a local company working to build a 47 passenger, 50' displacement catamaran to take folks on zero-carbon whale watching tours beginning in 2016.

Event Description


On Saturday, Sept 19th at 3:00 PM there will be a gathering of plug-in electric vehicle drivers at the Mendenhall Wetlands viewpoint at Mile 6 Egan Drive. Between 3:00 - 4:00 PM, there will be information available to the public about the benefits of driving electric, actual drivers on hand to answer questions, and at 4:30 PM a panoramic photo of EV’s in Juneau will be taken.  

Plug-In EV Drivers: Please bring your plug-in electric vehicle to the Mendenhall Wetlands turnoff at Mile 6 on Egan Drive to share your experience driving your EV with folks considering making the switch to a plug-in vehicle and to participate in the panorama.  If you plan to attend, please register ahead of time.  

Afterwards, everyone is invited to TK Maguire's

Registered Attendees

There are currently 7 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 4
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
3 Models 6

Registered attendees report 61,600 electric miles driven.

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