Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s third Annual “Charged” event hosted at SAP Labs was a huge success. CBS Affiliate KPIX was on hand and captured some of the parking lot activities that ran in parallel with the indoor sessions.
Over 20 Electric Vehicles were on display for viewing and test drives. Another fantastic progress revealing statistic: About 50 of the attendees arrived at the event driving their Plug-In Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicles.
Congrats and credit to Green OnRamp’s Marina Cerin-Stith for organizing the highly praised Ride & Drive portion of the event right here in the heart of “Modern Day Motor City”. Note: Embedded video requires Adobe Flash, visit KPIX to view on iOS.
Enjoy this video segment “EV Mania” produced by Eco Company covering Electric Auto Association’s 40th Annual EV Rally + National Plug In Day. iPad, iPhone visitors – apologies this is in Flash. Worth starting up another computer to see all of the fun. Oh – yes, those are articulating solar panels that follow the sun covering the parking lot. See you at next year’s event!
The Second Annual National Plug In Day was celebrated in 65 cities across the country on September 23rd. Each event featured a unique view of Electric Vehicles showing just how far the technology and market have advanced.
Our chapter of the Electric Auto Association combined the tradition of 39 previous “EV Rallies” with National Plug In Day to create one huge celebration under the solar panels De Anza College in Cupertino. Over 1,500 attended to witness the history, present and future of driving Electric first hand.
Attendees who attend this historic Bay Area Electric Vehicle moment will receive a first hand demonstration of how to DC Fast Charge your car and light refreshments provided by Stanford Shopping Center.
Drive your Electric Car for priority VIP Parking. Bring your CharJit (LoopEV) passes if you have them to show your support for Bay Area charging infrastructure providers.
Following the event – shop, dine and enjoy another location that just got more accessible to Bay Area EV drivers. Not to mention celebrate the fact that now you have a new faster way to traverse the Bay Area!
It all started with one conversation, then another and dozens more to follow. We meet up with others that are working tirelessly to promote electric vehicles and all passionately want this industry to succeed. Whether our expertise is in technology, business, government one thing is clear – we are thinking about this Electric Car thing. Constantly.
What better way to harness this energy than to be sure those that are committed and passion for the Electric Vehicle meet up with opportunities to work in the industry itself?
Green On Ramp founder, Paul Stith was featured on the front page of the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Events such as Plug-In America’s National Plug-In Day are a great way for the public to see and learn about EVs from early adopters. The article was cross posted to other Knight Ridder news papers including the San Jose Mercury News. See the article, including the strange pictures of someone looking under our Nissan LEAF.