Arizona Hosts National Drive Electric Week Events in Tucson and Scottsdale

Arizona Hosts National Drive Electric Week Events in Tucson and Scottsdale

Posted 08/28/2015 in News by Steve

Two events are scheduled in Arizona for National Drive Electric Week 2015. For Tucson's 5th annual National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) event, the Tucson Electric Vehicle Association (TEVA) is proud to present the film "Revenge of The Electric Car" at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library meeting room on Saturday, September 12th at 3 PM. The movie is free and open to the public. The library is located at 101 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701.

Beginning at 2 PM, several electric cars owned by TEVA members will be parked on the plaza in front of the library entrance, with the owners on hand to provide information on their vehicles. There will also be a short talk prior to the movie, at approximately 2:30 PM, with information regarding the purpose and scope of NDEW events, TEVA's mission in the Tucson community and a preview of the numerous events TEVA will be attending or hosting in the coming months. The movie will go until approximately 4:30. TEVA members will be back in the parking lot afterwards to talk more about their experiences owning and driving electric cars.

In addition to being the inaugural day of NDEW events across the United States, Saturday, September 12th, is Tucson's monthly 2nd Saturday Downtown celebration. From approximately 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM, various retail businesses, nightclubs and restaurants will be open throughout the downtown.

Parking, with a limited number of EVSE terminals, is available at the Pima County Public Works Garage, immediately to the north of the library. TEVA encourages event attendees to consider using that "other" electric vehicle, the Tucson Modern Streetcar.

For more information about the Tucson event, visit the Tucson Electric Vehicle Association website.

Scottsdale organizers have scheduled a meet up at the McDonalds parking area at The Pavilions at Talking Stick, 9180 E Indian Bend Road (just west of Loop 101), Scottsdale, AZ 85258 on Saturday, September 12 beginning at 3 PM. They have 20 confirmed spots held for EVs, but with 34 electric vehicles already confirmed, overflow parking is going to need to find spots in the general parking lot.

Awards for EVs that have traveled furthest and EV with the most miles per kWh will be awarded.

Organizers are also working hard to get a VIA electric truck, Chevy Spark EV, BYD Electric Bus and e6 186-mile sedan to the event.

For more information, contact the organizers at driveeelctricweek.org

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