2017 Earth Day Events
Getting more Electric Vehicles (EVs) on the road is key to successful mainstream adoption of advanced clean vehicles to help support California’s clean air, climate change, energy and economic goals. Consumer access and real-world experience behind the wheel of an EV helps stimulate new prospective buyers and increase EV use.
The week of Earth Day 2017, Solano EV.org took part in two events in Solano County. As a part of both events, attendees were asked to fill out an “Electric Vehicle Experience Survey” to help us assess their experience and impressions of electric vehicles prior to and following their interaction with the vehicles at these events. Survey respondents from each event were included in a drawing to win a Fitbit Alta. The winner from each event is listed below.
Genentech Eco Fair
Date: Wednesday, April 19
Location: Genentech, 1000 New Horizons Way, Vacaville
SolanoEV provided an opportunity for Genentech employees to get a firsthand experience with the Nissan LEAF to demonstrate the benefits, address potential concerns and ultimately increase the knowledge and familiarity with electric vehicles. We spoke with approximately 300 employees and 49 surveys were completed. The winner of the Fitbit Alta was Nick Darst.
Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Earth Day Event
Date: Friday, April 21
Location: Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center
Ride & Drive Event: Showcasing the Nissan LEAF & the Hyundai IONIQ hybrid
SolanoEV provided an opportunity for Kaiser employees and community members to get a firsthand experience with the Nissan LEAF and the Hyundai IONIQ hybrid to demonstrate the benefits, address potential concerns and ultimately increase the knowledge and familiarity with electric vehicles. We spoke with approximately 100 people and 25 surveys were completed. The winner of the Fitbit Alta was Irma Garcia.
Events like these help Solano EV Transition Program to forward local, regional, and state goals of improving the air quality, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing dependence on petroleum, and raising awareness of emerging technologies in Solano County.