2017 National Drive Electric Week

2017 National Drive Electric Week

Calgary National Drive Electric Week was again a lot of fun and a lot of talking!

IKEA donated a parking lot area for the Electric Vehicle venue and as a result of National Drive Electric Week being Platinum Sponsored by Nissan (and coinciding with the 2018 Nissan Leaf announcement), requested that a Leaf be placed at the front door of the store. We had the honour of having our 2016 Leaf being the flagship for the day.

The venue was awesome!

Both Donna and I attempted to engage as many people as possible, giving them information about the Leaf, answering a myriad of questions about charging, distances etc., and directed them to the other electric vehicle owners and vehicles on display in the adjacent lot.

I managed to run off and take some fast shots of the event in the other lot, but neglected to get a picture of our own vehicle at the front door (check out the pictures here).

We had a good range of vehicles from an electric skateboard through to a folding e-bike, to a Smart ForTwo, Nissan Leafs and a variety of Teslas.  We had hopes of seeing the elusive 2017 Chevy Bolts, the 2017 BMW I3 and the Fisker that have been seen running around in Calgary over the summer and welcoming the owners into the community; alas, the didn’t show.  I am undaunted however and will find them somewhere to get them included and to check out their very cool vehicles!

I have no idea how many people we talked to during the event, but by the end of the day neither Donna nor I had a voice left. When it all wrapped up, we were exhausted but overjoyed to have talked to so many people and answer so many questions.

I can’t wait for next year to do it all over again!

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