Brought my 2014 Nissan LEAF to a National Drive Electric Week event in Littleton, Colo. today (Sept. 20). About 30 other area EV owners zipped over to the event — including many on electricity generated by home solar systems.
LEAFs were highest in number, but there were several Volts and half a dozen Teslas on hand as well. There was also a Brammo motorcycle on display. Event-goers could test drive a BMW i3, a Nissan LEAF, a Chevy Volt, or a Tesla Model S.
Although attendance wasn’t super high — perhaps due in part to the fact that the event, held in a shopping mall parking lot, did not have big enough signs, a steady stream of people stopped by. I spoke with several interested potential EV buyers, including one woman whose interest in an EV rose considerably when she realized she could lease an EV affordably across as little as two years.
Lots of nice EV owners on hand to talk with as well, including my ‘neighbor’, Doug — who had a 2012 Chevy Volt.
All in all, a nice time on a beautiful, sunny fall Colorado day — perfect for a solar-charged LEAF, which, BTW, I’ve now driven for 7,000 solar-charged miles, or what I like to call 7,000 clean, green, gas-free Sun Miles®.
- What are Sun Miles?
- Running our electric car on sun in Colorado
- Home solar PV + EV = solar-charged driving
- Green Chevy Volt owners post EV + PV stats online