Drive Electric Earth Day

Drive Electric Earth Day
Blacksburg, VA
Apr 25, 2019

Day: Thursday, April 25, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Location: Blacksburg, VA 24060
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Event Report

There were 6 Tesla Model 3s, one AWD.
There was a Tesla Model X, and 2 Tesla Model Ss, one AWD.
There were 3 Chevrolet Bolt EVs.
There was 1 Nissan LEAF II (150-miles range).
There was 1 Ford Focus Electric.
Due to limited parking spaces we could not invite any PHEVs.
We had the BEV Show from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in the parking lot where 2 food trucks serve lunches to researchers and staff.
A photographer/reporter for The Roanoke Times came and took many pictures and talked to several of the BEV drivers.
One Tesla Model 3 had recently been bought used in Seattle Washington and driven across the U.S. to southwest Virginia by the wife of the couple who bought it.
One Chevrolet Bolt EV was driven from Louisa County Virginia, a distance of 200 miles, to be in the Show.
The driver of the Nissan LEAF II lives in an apartment house with no charging station in Roanoke VA, about 45 miles away. He CHAdeMO charges it at no cost about once a week at First Team Nissan where he bought the LEAF.
The Tesla Model X performed the Model-X Dance (

photo by: Dr. William Carstensen
Drive Electric Earth Day BEV Show at the Virginia Tech Corporate Center in Blacksburg, Virginia. The red Model X at the right is preparing to do the Model X "Dance" (

Event Description


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