National Drive Electric Week Sept 9 – 17

“National Drive Electric Week”, being held from September 9-17, 2017,  is “a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more.”

Westchester has nearly 2,000 Electric Vehicles on the road today – and more people are switching to electric vehicles (EVs) every day. They are fun to drive, less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

Many Sustainable Westchester municipalities already have EVs in their fleets, and you may notice your neighbors driving them. The goal of the Clean Transportation Project is to accelerate the transition for everyone.

Sustainable Westchester’s first effort created a discount program for the 2017 all-electric Nissan Leaf. By aggregating our purchasing power, we were able to negotiate price reductions that, combined with federal tax credits and a NYS instant rebate, brought the price down by 50%.

There are still a (very) few Leafs available, and there is a “Kick Gas” event this Saturday, September 9th from Noon to 5pm at New Rochelle Nissan:

We are about to launch a similar program with the BMW i3, and aim to create additional discount opportunities for most of the 35 Plug-In Electric Vehicles and Plug-In Hybrids on the road today – as well as new ones that will be available over the coming years.

Individuals, groups, and municipal leaders who wish to learn more or schedule a presentation can contact Project Director Ron Kamen: [email protected]. 845-266-3723.