Drive Electric Earth Day
Apr 27, 2019
|Day:||Saturday, April 27, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||9AM to 1PM|
|Location:||Penfield Community Center
1985 Baird Rd
Penfield, NY 14526
Thank you to all that attended despite the 35 degree temperatures, wind, and wet snow. Each year our attendance increases. This year we were happy to also have members from the Tesla Owners Club New York State there with their cars.
The fall Drive Electric Event is scheduled for September 14th at RIT.
photo by: Bob Kanauer
DEED event in Upstate New York, April 27, 2019, 35 degrees
All attendees and volunteers are required to follow local health guidelines. It is recommended that everyone wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all Drive Electric Earth Day 2022 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.
We have had an electric car event here every April since 2012. This year we will be joining up with Drive Electric Earth Day. At this site is the very first municipal public charging station installed in Monroe County by the Town of Penfield.
This event is held in the parking lot of the Penfield Community Center. Restrooms available. There are vending machines in the building.
Information on EVs and demonstrations will be part of the event.
Coffee and donuts will be available for organizers and early birds - provided by Greater Rochester Clean Cities (GRCC).
Register to attend using the "RSVP" button at the top of this page.
Penfield Recreation has a multitude of programs for Kids and Adults - go to the following link for details. http://www.penfieldrec.org/Programs_and_Events.php
About our local sponsor organizations:
Penfield Energy and Environmental Advisory Committee (EEAC) The purpose of the advisory committee is to build on the work the town has done to lower its energy consumption and costs to taxpayers, and to promote responsible stewardship of the environment by the Town and its residents. Areas of focus include public education and awareness, environmental stewardship, reduced energy consumption, use of natural landscapes and gardens, and recycling.The committee consists of residents who have interest and expertise in these areas, and appropriate town staff.
The New York State Electric Automobile Association (NYSEAA) is a Rochester NY based group that advocates for the use electric vehicles and is a great resource of information. The group started as a resource for those building their own EV’s and with the advent of production EV’s we have converted to assisting those that want to buy and drive the new generation of EV’s as well as lending our support to efforts for a larger adoption of electric vehicles.
Greater Rochester Clean Cities (GRCC) coalition is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program. The objectives of the coalition are to reduce dependency on petroleum and improve air quality through development of fleets of alternative fueled vehicles and supporting infrastructure. The coalition supports a variety of alternative fuels, including EV's, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) , LPG (propane) and biofuels like E85 and biodiesel, as well as other strategies such as anti-idling and VMT (vehicle miles traveled) reduction.
There are currently 96 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||10|
|Tesla Model S||4|
|BMW i3 REx||1|
|Ford Focus Electric||1|
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Hyundai KONA Electric||1|
|Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||1|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||1|
|Smart fortwo electric drive||1|
|Tesla Model X||1|
|Toyota Prius Prime||1|
Registered attendees report 714,687 electric miles driven.
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