National Drive Electric Week
Sep 15, 2015
|Day:||Tuesday, September 15, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
Despite little promotion we had a good turn out: 2 Volts, 2 Leafs, 2 Tesla S, 1 C Max Energi, 1 Zero motorcycle ridden by a gray haired lady from Elgin, 1 electric bicycle. About a dozen folks who did not own electric cars showed up plus an entire Cub Scout pack. We had two TV stations - WTVO -17 who broadcast a long segment and did a good job, including an interview with local furniture businessman Dale Gustafson with his Tesla. WREX - 13 broadcast a short piece on the event. That's what I was after - exposure. That driving electric is great and affordable.
Several owners/participants came because they saw the report on NDEW on Green Car Reports, looked for a local event, and were surprised to find that one was taking place in Rockford, IL. Very glad I decided to create an event. I now have a base of interested EV owners to work with on future events. We'll do better next time as this one was put together in great haste.
photo by: Allen Penticoff
Harlan Johnson ( blue Leaf) and Dale Gustafson ( white Tesla) in foreground. Vehicles: 2 Volts, 2 Leafs, 2 Tesla S, 1 C Max Energi, 1 Zero SR motorcycle, 1 electric bicycle
The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.
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