Drive Electric Earth Day
Apr 20, 2019
|Day:||Saturday, April 20, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||9:30am to 1pm|
|Location:||Greenfield Public Library
5310 West Layton Ave.
Greenfield, WI 53220
52 on the 54th! As we celebrated Earth Day on Saturday with the Drive Electric Earth Day event, we had 52 attendees for the 54th Meet of Drive $mart Wisconsin. We had 9 Tesla's, 4 Volt's, 2 Leaf's, 2 Bolts, 1 BMW i3 and a Fiat 500e for the DEED event and numerous other PHEV's and hybrids from our D$W crew.
We split the Meet into talking about the 50 Tools for a Lifetime techniques as part of $mart Driving training and then followed with an open discussion of EV's. We were fortunate to have Tesla Software engineer Garlan Garner (in his beautiful white Tesla Model 3) and Tom Content, Executive Director of CUB (Citizens Utility Board) talking about Tesla technology and the WI. PSC interest in expanding/improving EV charging across the state respectively.
All D$W members in attendance shared their experiences using the Tools for a Lifetime segment and many EV owners loved to hear about extending their range with these $mart Tools. During a working lunch, everyone contributed to the EV discussion segment, sharing knowledge and expertise.
Wonderful D$W/DEED Meet, informed education, sweet rides but it's always about the people...great people. Thanks to Marie, Justin, Teng, Ben and Garlan for taking ownership in this D$W/DEED Meet.
Drive $mart Wisconsin, the nation's largest grassroot fuel efficient driving group, will host a free Drive Electric Earth Day event on Saturday April 20th from 9:30 to 1:00 at the Greenfield Public Library.
Attendees will learn all about electric vehicles in a classroom setting and have a chance to talk to EV/PHEV owners as well. Attendees will be able to get hands on EV/PHEV experience as they ride/drive with D$W members in their personal vehicles. In addition, D$W members will share their personal expertise and experiences with EV/PHEV ownership as well as discuss their own personal benefits with the attendees.
Attendees will also learn about D$W driving techniques that can extend driving range from 10-30% as taught through the D$W "Tools for a Lifetime" training program. These $mart driving skills can be used immediately in any vehicle until the attendee actually buys an EV/PHEV.
Due to space limitations at the Library, we have stopped taking registrations as of Wednesday 4-10-19. We appreciate all the support of the EV network and we'll work at expanding our registrations for the Fall NDEW event.
There are currently 38 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||7|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||2|
|BMW i3 REx||1|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||1|
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||1|
Registered attendees report 333,960 electric miles driven.