The Residence Life Sustainability club invited us to bring our EVs to their annual Treat or Treat event. This year they had set up each dorm building as a different themed haunted house with different levels of fright. There were almost 3000 people there so this was by far one of the biggest events we’ve attended yet! We were invited to help spread the ecological and economical savings our cars have given us so far to go with the overall sustainability theme of the event. One of the main ideas was for the children to get some trick or treat practice before the big day on Halloween so there were other vendors and exhibitors there with fun games and things for kids to “win” candy. We just had free candy to go with our free information for the parents and older kids all about driving electric. Everyone loved being able to see the cars right next to our tent and all seemed surprised to know they were our personal cars. Most people we talk to assume we are some sort of salespeople trying to sell them cars. We always explain how these are the cars we drive every day to work, school, the mall, and the movies so we are the people to answer your questions. The costumes were awesome and everyone had a great time talking electric vehicles to so many people.
We had a GREAT time at the Sonic Waves Music Festival at FIT this past weekend! We must have talked to 200 people about electric cars. The WFIT radio station did a good job getting the event well organized and invited some really great live bands to perform. We are looking forward to more awesome events like this on FIT’s campus. Make sure to look for future events on our upcoming events page to see when we’ll be at FIT or a place near you.
Here are several photos taken during setup and while the event was going on:
On Saturday Oct 26th we had six electric vehicles in the FIT homecoming parade. We had a great spot up near the front and after a special request we were put in front of the MG club so we didn’t have to “breathe their fumes”! We realized about two minutes into it that it was going slow enough where two people could have walked in front of our line of cars with our banner. It’s too bad we had already hung up the banner at our tent in the tailgating area at the end of the parade first thing that morning. But now we know!
After the parade we parked our cars next to each other in a line near our tent and table as usual. We had about 20-30 people come up to ask questions, sit in, and look at our cars. As usual most of the people learned the facts and challenged what they thought they knew about EVs. Some of the attendees let us know they would now consider buying one! Education and proliferation of EVs are two of the main reasons why we do these events so we call this one a success.
Here’s some pictures from the event and we are looking forward to the next events in November so we can show our EVs to even more people in the community and answer their questions with our real-world experience from driving these electric cars every day.