The Albany Capital District EV Driver's Group will be having their first meet up on National Plug-in Day, Sunday September 29th, at Guptill's Arena
I volunteered to be our region's 'City Captain' and started planning the event a couple of weeks ago. In anticipation of guests who will surely be asking me if there's anywhere to charge, I have contacted Nemith Nissan [1.1 miles south] and have been granted permission for us to use both of their level 2 chargers for the day. They will bring a Leaf out for test drives as well. I will also check to see if Guptill's has any 110v outlets that we can use for trickle charging.
Confirmed dealers bringing EV's for test drives [to date]:
Nemith Nissan, Leaf SV
Latham Smart Center, Smart ED [Electric Drive]
Destination Nissan, 2 to 3 Nissan Leafs [all trim levels]
Keeler Honda, Fit EV and Accord Plug-in Hybrid
There will be members of the Albany Capital District EV Driver's Group on hand who may also be demonstrating their private EV's as well. Al Smith has offered to do so with his brand new Tesla Model S!
The Guptill's facility has a huge fully paved lot that hosts car shows of over 500 vehicles, so space is not a problem. They also have a locally famous outdoor ice cream stand [Guptill's Coney Express] on the premises with lunch available as well [pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, fries etc.] There is fun for the whole family, as their giant indoor roller skating arena is the largest in the US. Hours:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Link to event page: http://pluginday.org/event.php?eventid=8
C'mon out and join us!