National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Springfield, OR
Sep 14, 2015

Day: Monday, September 14, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: Lane Regional Air Protection Agency
1010 Main Street
Springfield, OR 97477
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2015.

Event Report

Merlyn Hough, LRAPA Director, invited folks to stop by for coffee and EV chats to celebrate National Drive Electric Week. Oregon State Representative Phil Barnhart dropped by with his 2012 Tesla Signature Model S which he has driven routinely between Eugene and Salem for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Legislative Sessions. [Merlyn credits/blames Phil for pushing him and his wife Martha over the edge to go electric in September 2013.] Kristen Langham and Shelley Stephenson from the Eugene Water & Electric Board rolled out the latest EWEB program incentives for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Lane Regional Air Protection Agency hosted the event, encouraged EV drivers to plug into the two Clipper Creek Level 2 workplace chargers, and provided displays and handouts on the West Coast Electric Highway including potential future charging locations in Oregon. Another LRAPA-EWEB event is planned for Friday, September 18th at 3-4pm at the same location, again with Representative Barnhart.

photo by: Laticia Comer, Lane Regional Air Protection Agency
People: Robbye Lanier, Kristen Langham, Phil Barnhart, Beth Davis, Shelley Stephenson, Merlyn Hough, Nasser Mirhosseyni, Max Hueftle. EVs: 2014 Fiat 500e Electric, 2012 Tesla Signature Model S85, 2015 Ford Fusion Electric, 2013 Tesla Model S85. Taken Monday, September 14, 2015.

Event Description


Merlyn Hough, Director of the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency, invites you to join him for coffee and to chat about anything EV!

Electric vehicles owners and anyone interested in learning about electric vehicles are invited to check out the two workplace chargers at the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency office and discuss the West Coast Electric Highway and where good additional locations would be in Lane County, the Multi-State (including Oregon!) Zero-Emission-Vehicle Action Plan, etc.

We'll have several models of electric vehicles on hand, plus coffee, EV info and local EV owners to share their experience driving electric. EWEB will have information on their latest EV incentive programs.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 5 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Fiat 500e 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Tesla Model S 1
3 Models 3

Registered attendees report 54,790 electric miles driven.

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