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Drive Electric Earth Day – Las Vegas

24 Apr

Electric car advocates organized a Drive Electric Earth Day event in Las Vegas as part of a national campaign led by the Electric Auto Association, Plug-in America and the Sierra Club:

https://driveelectricearthday.org/event.php?eventid=1642

The Las Vegas Electric Vehicle Association, a chapter of the national Electric Auto Association, teamed up with GreenFest 2019 in Downtown Summerlin on Saturday, April 20th:

www.greenfestlv.com

LVEVA members helped stage a Green Vehicle Procession to kick off GreenFest 2019, by organizing a caravan of 20 plug-in electric vehicles that drove from Las Vegas Cyclery to Downtown Summerlin, just as the event was getting underway.

Towbin AutoCars in Las Vegas launched the first Karma dealership in Nevada and featured the 2019 Karma Revero at GreenFest 2019.

GreenFest 2019 also included a Clean Energy Drive Zone with a car show that featured plug-in electric cars from local automotive dealerships. New 2019 models included two Karma Revero plug-in hybrid EVs from Karma Las Vegas, three Porsche Panamera S e-hybrids from Gaudin Porsche, a Jaguar I-PACE electric SUV from Jaguar Land Rover Las Vegas, a Chevrolet Volt PHEV and Chevrolet Bolt EV from Findlay Chevrolet, and an Audi e-tron electric crossover SUV from Audi Las Vegas.

Audi Las Vegas showcased the Audi e-tron electric SUV during GreenFest 2019.

Audi was also a national sponsor for the Drive Electric Earth Day campaign, that featured plug-in electric car events in more than 150 cities nationwide during the month of April 2019.

The Las Vegas Electric Vehicle Association also staged an exhibit booth within the Clean Energy Drive Zone that included a BMW i3, Nissan LEAF and Zero motorcycle display.

Verdek, a distributor for ChargePoint and other Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) for recharging plug-in electric cars, displayed a dual-port ChargePoint station with two J1772 AC Level 2 plug connectors.

GreenFest 2019 was the largest Earth Day celebration in the Las Vegas valley this year, with 100 exhibit booths, a Beer Garten, Kids Zone, live music, entertainment, food, and lots of family-friendly experiences.

Sherry Swensk from KLAS-TV 8 News Now was the emcee of this year’s GreenFest 2019. As part of her Living Green lifestyle video segment prior to the event, she put together a wonderful news piece that featured electric cars and the four ChargePoint EVSE stations (dual-port and single-port J1772 AC Level 2) that were installed inside Downtown Summerlin’s parking garages.

Scott Fields, a Tesla Model 3 owner, talked about his daily driving experiences with his electric car while his it was recharging:

https://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/local-news/downtown-summerlin-hosts-10th-annual-greenfest/1926590611

NEVA Blog Post by Stan Hanel

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