The Residence Life Sustainability club invited us to bring our EVs to their annual Treat or Treat event. This year they had set up each dorm building as a different themed haunted house with different levels of fright. There were almost 3000 people there so this was by far one of the biggest events we’ve attended yet! We were invited to help spread the ecological and economical savings our cars have given us so far to go with the overall sustainability theme of the event. One of the main ideas was for the children to get some trick or treat practice before the big day on Halloween so there were other vendors and exhibitors there with fun games and things for kids to “win” candy. We just had free candy to go with our free information for the parents and older kids all about driving electric. Everyone loved being able to see the cars right next to our tent and all seemed surprised to know they were our personal cars. Most people we talk to assume we are some sort of salespeople trying to sell them cars. We always explain how these are the cars we drive every day to work, school, the mall, and the movies so we are the people to answer your questions. The costumes were awesome and everyone had a great time talking electric vehicles to so many people.
Here’s the full album of photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/fOIw32xOomhO3fZs1
A couple of us took a long lunch break to showcase our personal EVs at the FIT campus to show to the First Year students during their course on Sustainability. We didn’t have a lot of different makes and models to show since it was during the work day but we had plenty of information and handouts for them to read about later. The students had lots of great questions and we were able to answer them from our years of real world knowledge of driving them every day. We let them sit in the cars and look under the hood and explained how little it costs us for fuel and maintenance compared to a regular car. We also opened their eyes to the ever growing used market for these electric vehicles and plug in hybrids that are coming off lease or get traded in for newer models.
We are now looking forward to the next event at FIT for their Treat or Treat night!
Full album of photos taken during this event: https://photos.app.goo.gl/dGMI4GMLKLY78ygl2
This month we met up at the Dixie Crossroads restaurant in Titusville. The main idea was to show the owner and manager how much extra business installing a charging station would bring. We explained how they are in a great location by showing them the plugshare map and how they are just off the interstate and highway where there aren’t many options for charging. They were VERY interested when we told them about the FREE to install, FREE to use, FREE to maintain, and they pay you back for all the power used each month charging stations from Volta Charging: http://www.voltacharging.com/
We went over the numbers from our big, annual, nation wide National Plug in Day event we had on Sept 16 in Satellite Beach: Almost 350 total attendees, right around 42 electric vehicles, and we gave just under 120 test ride and drives. We all agreed this was not bad at all considering we had the hurricane come through the weekend before!
Then we went over the events in our calendar to make sure everyone knew about them and was planning to attend. As always, make sure to check our Upcoming Events page to see where we’ll be if you want to ask us questions, take look inside and even possibly take a ride or drive in on of our personal electric vehicles.