Kick-Off Event Summary
First off, thank you! All aspects of this year's event was a huge success. Our 2017 event was the third to be held at Grapevine Mills Mall. The event has seen significant year over year increases in attendees—individuals and vehicles—and we are proud to report the event had more than 500 attendees registered! Also of note, registered vehicles had driven more than 4.8 million electric miles—a staggering increase over the 1.8 million electric miles reported from the 2016 event. The increase of electric miles driven is attributed by the high number of Teslas in attendance.
In total there were 20 distinct makes and models on display—ranging from luxury sport cars like Fisker’s Karma to more family friendly vehicles like the Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf, or Tesla-- highlighting that EV models suitable for any lifestyle are available TODAY! In addition to the 155 assembled EVs, the event boasted more than a dozen exhibitors, remarks from Councilman Mike Taylor, and prizes.
Additional successes are that previous Grapevine Mills Mall NDEW events have resulted in EV sales and some participants drove as much as 340 miles each way to attend the event!
The Saturday EV gathering was followed by a week-long webinar series. Webinar topics included EV opportunities for utilities, for municipalities, for employers, and how to sell and EV. All webinar presentations are found on the www.dfwcleancities.org/evnt website.