National Drive Electric Week
Sep 09, 2017
|Day:||Saturday, September 9, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
Drive Electric RVA reached its widest audience yet for our fourth annual celebration of National Drive Electric Week. This year, we had 21 electric vehicles on display at the entrance to the South of the James Farmers Market, the largest in metro Richmond. A typical market draws more than 2,000 people, and we estimate that we connected with about 750 attendees. We also offered test drives of the Chevy Volt and Ford C-MAX Energi at a nearby church.
The display included the latest mass market EVs as well as unique offerings like the ELF velomobile and several models of electric assist bicycles. In addition, Dominion Energy sponsored a drawing for 10 free memberships in our Electric Auto Association chapter, while the Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club helped publicize the event along with media sponsor WCVE-FM. Finally, we tested prototypes of exhibits that we are developing for a future EV education center in Richmond.
photo by: Humphrey Liu
Local EV owners explained the benefits of their cars to many interested visitors.
The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.