National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Kalamazoo, MI
Sep 14, 2016

Day: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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Event Report

The 2016 National Drive Electric Week Kalamazoo was held along one of busiest highways going through the city with hundreds people seeing the cars on display and a bill board explaining the event.

Presentation highlights included past and new venues. One even converted a known 'ev skeptic' who, in his review commented on understanding and now admiring highway capable electric cars.

Drive highlights include several surprise ev's attendees from an early (1970's) production model to several Zero motorcycles to a Tesla Model X. Additionally, PV and wind installers attended events to help promote the link between clean energy and ev's. There was interest in owning new/used ev's after the drive experience and getting the 'real scoop' from owners.
All the ev's on display and driven had fans, from the expected sporty Teslas to those looking for a retro VW Bug in the Mitsubishi i-MiEV.

The Event has found very strong venues which we look forward to returning to.

photo by: Mark Miller for Sierra Club Southwest Michigan Group
Gail Nelson of Sierra Club Southwest Michigan Group, far left, helped keep the ride-and-drive organized and running smooth, as did William Anderson, second from left in the black hat, of Michigan Electric Auto Association. Sam Carnavacciolo's black Tesla Roadster, second from the right, got the most attention.

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The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.

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Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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All NDEW 2021 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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