The Triangle Region will host a Triangle Electric Vehicle (EV) Awareness Week, Monday, October 1 – Saturday, October 6, 2012. During Triangle EV Awareness Week, Raleigh, Cary and Durham will host its own EV Awareness event to promote electric transportation and educate the public on what it means to be a PEV ready region. This week promises to be fun, educational and the first of its kind in North Carolina!
Join the celebration! We invite you to share with us your vision of our electric transportation future during the Triangle Region’s EV Awareness Week!
Monday, Oct. 1
Triangle Electric Vehicle (EV) Awareness Week Kick-off Event at Qualcomm
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Join us for lunch as we celebrate the kick-off of EV Awareness Week with local City officials and local commuters! Hear from local EV owners about their experiences driving electric in the Triangle region and test drive a Nissan LEAF! Hurry and register now! Space is limited! This event is free and open to the general public.
Click here to register!
Thursday, Oct. 4
Family Fun Night at Cary’s Green McDonalds
1299 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary, NC 27511
4:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
Big Mac, fries and would you like a free charge with that?
Did you know that Cary’s Green McDonalds offers free level 2 charging? Cary’s Green McDonalds will host a family fun night with a focus on electric vehicles. Bring your family to McDonalds and enjoy face painting, balloon animals, a children’s activity based around energy and our electric vehicle display! Also, stop by for your chance to spin the McDonalds Prize Wheel and win cool prizes!
Friday, Oct. 5
5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
First Friday “Revenge of the Electric Car” movie showing at Marbles Museum
Marbles Museum is kicking off National Energy Month with a focus on electric vehicles! Join us for a free movie screening of “Revenge of the Electric Car” , our electric vehicle display on Marble’s courtyard and a special Ride-n-Drive event that will put you behind the wheels of a Nissan LEAF! Also, help us recognize local EV advocates who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support electric vehicles in the Triangle region. This event will include refreshments. Click here to reserve your seat for the movie!
Marbles will also feature activities around energy and electric vehicles for the children! The regular admission fee will apply for activities by Marbles and play in the museum.
Saturday, Oct. 6
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Raleigh Elks Lodge Fall Festival – Electric Vehicle Rally
Do you drive electric? If you have a converted electric vehicle, a plug in hybrid electric vehicle or an all electric vehicle, we invite you to participate in our Electric Vehicle Display at the Raleigh Elks Lodge Fall Festival! Meet other electric vehicle owners in the region, enjoy good music and fun, and tell others why you drive electric! Space is limited for the EV display, so register now to reserve your spot!
More information on the Elks Lodge Fall Festival:
Fall Festival 2012 – is our 1st annual Car & Bike Show, Crafter & Flea Market, Elk’s Yard Sale, Bake Sale and Chicken BBQ. The Elks is a non-profit organization and proceeds from this event will benefit Veterans in the VA Hospital in Durham, the Fayetteville & Salisbury VA Nursing Homes. We will have area Public Service Vehicles & the Elks Drug Awareness Van. 3 bands are scheduled to play throughout the day for your enjoyment.
Saturday, Oct. 6
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Durham on the Move
Electric Vehicles at Golden Belt
Check out the Nissan LEAF at the “Durham on the Move” festival! More details about this event to come! Contact Brennan Bouma, withTriangle J Council of Governments, for more information, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ways to Win during Triangle PEV Awareness Week!
Every time you attend a PEV Awareness Week event, stop by Advanced Energy’s table or the City of Durham’s table, answer a trivia question about PEVs, and you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win this awesome prize! The more events you attend, the greater your chance is of winning!
Win a $25 gift certificate to North Hills and a pair of movie passes! Charge your plug-in electric vehicle while you enjoy dinner and a movie at North Hills!
We will have a daily drawing at each host location during Triangle PEV Awareness Week. Just stop by the Advanced Energy or the City of Durham table and fill out a raffle ticket for your chance to win! Test drive a Nissan LEAF at one of our events and double your chances of winning!
Questions about Triangle EV Awareness Week? Contact Stacey Carless at SCarless@AdvancedEnergy.org
Presented By: Advanced Energy, Progress Energy Carolinas and Nissan
A very special thanks to The City of Raleigh, The City of Durham, Durham County Government, The Town of Cary. Triangle J Council of Government and the Carolina Blue Skies & Green Jobs Initiative for their support of Plug-In Electric Vehicles and the Triangle’s first PEV Awareness Week!