National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Urbana, IL
Sep 16, 2017

Day: Saturday, September 16, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: Urbana, IL 61801
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Urbana Drive Electric Fair was a resounding success! Unfortunately, State Senator Scott Bennett could not attend, but Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin and Sustainability Director Scott Tess, as well as University of Illinois Professor Scott Willenbrock, gave remarks about the importance of EVs and renewable energy within the City's Climate Action Plan. We had over 20 EVs throughout the day, including some rare ones (in Central IL, at least) like the Chevy Bolt EV, Ford Focus Electric, Cadillac ELR, and even a homemade Volkswagen Golf conversion! Guests were full of questions for EV owners, and left with brand new insight into EVs. Two local news stations covered the Fair. All in all, a FANTASTIC first Drive Electric event here in Urbana, IL!

photo by: Scott Greene
Names unknown. Vehicles from left to right: Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid, Tesla Model S (x3); Tesla Model X (x2), Tesla Model S, Chevrolet Volt (x2), Tesla Model S. Not visible: Illini Formula Electric Racecar, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Ford Focus Electric, Cadillac ELR, Custom VW Golf Conversion

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