The annual “Drive Electric” celebration launches this weekend across Canada, the United States and New Zealand with events in more than 300 cities.
“Drive Electric” addresses the biggest challenge in promoting electric cars — getting “butts in seats” — by bringing out the local EV Community to show off the benefits of electric cars.
Among the international highlights are: Prescott, Arizona, where students from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will exhibit an electric car they hope will beat the electric land speed record by going 250 mph. Meanwhile, Juneau, Alaska, will mark the civic achievement of having the fastest growing electric-car adoption rate in the US.
San Francisco is offering the first all-electric-car drive in movie, while Poolesville, Maryland, will show off its own “Starman” Tesla Roadster.
In Victoria, BC, several events are scheduled on Sunday, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm centred around the Strong Building on UVic Campus, with speakers, exhibits and test drives. Organizer Gary Gaydos will have 50 EVs on hand and hopes that VEVC members will encourage friends and family, especially those still sitting on the bubble about “going electric” to attend.