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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!

Getting Ready For a Busy Week!

Getting Ready For a Busy Week!

National Drive Electric Week is upon us again and we are getting ready to take it on in style!

To start it all off, we have the Calgary Drive Electric Expo coming up on Saturday.

This event is bound to be a lot of fun and a great opportunity to interact with the general public to answer questions on EVs and show what is available. Well worth coming out if you have an EV and even more worth while if you are looking to take the EV plunge!  Learn about EVs from the people who know – the owners!

IKEA is hosting the event again and celebrating EVs with us!  A huge shout out and thank you to IKEA for their involvement.

We follow this event up with a Sunday Drive where we will again have EVs on hand in an out-of-the-city location at a very cool spot. This event proves that EVs are not limited to urban environments and breaks the fears of range anxiety. What better place to do that than at a meadery?  Come join in the fun and check out what Chinook Arch Meadery and the Chinook Arch Honey Company have to offer!

This makes for a busy start of National Drive Electric Week, but we are not done!

We next follow this up with the September EVAA Coffee Meet!  Come join us for a coffee and chat on all things EV!  Wednesday is the date and Tim Hortons is the place for EV owners and people interested to come and have a beverage and talk about the EV world.

Central Alberta, don’t feel left out. We have action for you as well!

Edmonton Drive Electric Expo is up for the following Saturday and is again going to be an awesome time!  Lots of vehicles, lots of knowledgeable folks and lots of fun for all!

Southgate Centre is hosting the event for Edmonton this year and celebrating National Drive Electric Week with us!  Huge shout out and thank you to Southgate Centre for their involvement!

Now, all we need is you!  Come join in on one or all of the events you can and be a part of our community and National Drive Electric Week!

See you there!