Austin Eco Network – On trying to buy an electric car in Austin

We support EVs here in Austin right?  Read about Amy’s adventure trying to get one…

THAT TIME I TRIED TO BUY AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE… AND NO ONE WOULD SELL IT TO ME

Amy saying goodbye to her Honda Civic

Amy saying goodbye to her Honda Civic

National Drive Electric Week 2018

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EVENT CANCELED – The weather forecast for the 15th has storms hitting Austin all day – we are canceling the Austin event

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Join us to celebrate National Drive Electric Week Saturday, September 15th, and climb into the driver’s seat of the newest electric vehicles available in Austin! We will be presenting the latest electric cars, scooters, motorcycles, mopeds, buses, skateboards and bikes.

Grab lunch from one of our food trucks and enjoy the live music, workshops and activities for kids!

Day: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Location: Electric Dr
900 Electric Dr
Austin, TX 78703

For more information and to sign up to show your electric vehicle, you can visit the event page on the National Drive Electric Week site.

Many thanks to our local sponsors:

Super Charger Sponsors:
Austin Energy, TxETRA and Smart Charge America

Level 2 Sponsors:
Native Solar

Partners Include:
Earth Day Austin and Austin EcoNetwork

National Drive Electric Week – Austin (2017)

Day: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 9AM – 1PM
Location: Sunset Valley Farmers Market (Tony Burger Center)
3200 Jones Rd
Austin, TX 78745
Registration: NDEW – Austin event page
Come meet EVs and their drivers! Requests to ride or drive vehicles welcome.
NOTE: The farmers market is located more exactly at intersection of Pillow Rd and Hwy 71.
  • Did you know that Austin has well over 400 charging ports for electric vehicles?
  • Did you know you can buy a tag from Austin Energy for $4.17 a month that will let you charge free at almost all of them?
  • Did you know that every EV comes with a charging cord that plugs into a regular 110V, three-prong outlet?

Come to our event and find out more about why electric vehicles make sense in Austin.

Register to attend and / or bring your own EV at the National Drive Electric Week – Austin event page.

Take a Survey to help understand decision-making when purchasing a vehicle

Michigan State University has asked us to share this survey to explore perceptions of cars and electric vehicles. Through this survey, we can better understand decision-making when purchasing a vehicle and perceptions of different charging options for electric vehicles. You must be at least 18 years old to participate in this research study. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete.

If you own an electric vehicle (not a hybrid), please take the EV survey:

https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6lifbEiFEIGD7RX

If you haven’t purchased an EV yet, please follow this link:

https://msu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4THUMeAYmHnU1UN

Everyone who takes the survey will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

2016 NDEW planning underway

Jennifer Lasseter has taken the lead as the Event Captain

Want to help with your time or talents? Register, Volunteer, or Contact the organizers through the NDEW website

Want to help fund the event? Donations are being accepted through the EAA chapter website