Drive Electric Earth Day

Drive Electric Earth Day
Danville, VA
Apr 16, 2021

Day: Friday, April 16, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Location: Danville Community College
121 Slayton Ave
RCATT
Danville, VA 24540
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Event Report

This 2021 DEED EVent at Danville Community College, DCC, in Danville, VA, was a family friendly Friday afternoon affair designed to attract DCC staff and families. DCC has hosted Light EV Tech classes taught by Triad EV Assn (TEVANC.org) members for 13 years. This was the first time our TEVA team brought the array of EVs and Light EVs for the DCC team to experience. We had more Light EVs show up than full size EVs in the end. The Organic Transit ELF, Segway miniPROs, and electric Blue Bikes were ridden all over the grounds of the DCC RCATT facility near the Danville airport. 

Thanks to Dr Brian Jackson, VP of DCC, for the idea to bring Light EVs, and full size EVs, to DCC staff and their families. Though the DEED EVent brought smaller numbers of people than our usual DEED or NDEW EVents, we had staff and their families riding Light EVs all over the RCATT campus!

Raw video footage captured during DEED at DCC is posted here on YouTube, with photos of the EVent posted in this Flickr album. We will continue to update each and link from our TEVANC.org page.   

We feel this photo of the OT ELF brought by Wole Ajala which eventually had DCC staff, their kids, and grandkids riding in it also captures the family friendly 2021 DEED at DCC EVent.



photo by: Jimmie Tickle, DCC
Mark Smith (TEVA of NC) catches up on the Segway miniPRO, with a Danville CC staff member riding a refurbished electric Blue Bike brought to the event by Wole Ajala (left). This family friendly DEED EVent saw many DCC staff and family test riding Light EVs such as the Segway miniPROs, Blue Bikes, and ELF.

More photos from this event.

Event Description

 

Drive Electric Danville CC NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Friday April 16 noon to 3pm

Join Danville Community College (VA) and the Triad Electric Vehicle Association (TEVA) of NC as we co-host an Electric Vehicle (EV) and Light EV teach-the-trainers EVent and full size EV display on April 16th for Drive Electric Earth Day 2021. 

Techniques for the safe display of Light EVs and full-size EVs will be on display including educational materials. Electric bicycles (e-bikes), Segway mini-scooters in a Go-Kart, and Hoverboards in HoverKarts, along with full-size EVs.  Attendees are invited from regional partner organizations to learn about Light EV and full-size EV experiences for use in their EVents later in the year.

Specialized equipment used in Light EV Technical Training at Danville CC and other sites will also be on display. Attendees are invited to join the Light EV Technical Training sessions offered at several sites later in 2021.

Three of the most popular Light EVs requested for demonstration are the Segway miniPRO, Segway GoKart, Organic Transit Naked ELF, and e-bikes such as Blue Bike pictured in the link below. At least two of the four will be on-hand along with several full-size Tesla and other brands of EVs. If you have a preference, please let us know at [email protected] 



Registered Attendees

There are currently 21 attendees registered.

Expected Display Vehicles

Vehicle Registered
Other Plug-In Vehicle 3
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Tesla Model 3 1
Tesla Model Y 1
Tesla Roadster 1
5 Models 8

Registered attendees report 233,027 electric miles driven.

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