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EVs, Tesla, and TOCNYS Well-Represented on July 4th

July 05, 2019 12:54 PM | Joe Moore (Administrator)

"Hey look, those are Teslas!"..."Those cars are all electric"..."Wow, they're so quiet!"

Comments like these were often heard on Main Streets in both Fairport and Canandaigua this past Thursday as their respective 4th of July parades were in session.

TOCNYS had the honor of cooperating with other EV owners to participate in both parades this year. Special thanks here to Megan Sperber who helped organize the EV participation in Fairport and Chris Glattly of Glattly Pianoforte who did the same in Canandaigua.

Fortunately, the weather cooperated nicely as it was a beautiful day, though I'm sure there were a few sunburns were taken home along with the candy.

As most parades go, the experience was a lot of waiting at first during lineup, but it's hard to be too bored when one is hanging out with other Tesla enthusiasts and surrounded by a practicing marching band here and 80-year-old classic cars there.

    

But before we knew it, the displays, floats, and vehicles started being released in intervals - the parade was underway!




Comments

  • July 05, 2019 3:08 PM | Ted Kidd
    At the Fairport parade people were astonished that the car energy costs 1-2 cents a mile on Fairport Electric.

    Some also assumed the cars are still $100k, and were shocked when I said they could get one for under $40k.

    These are possible window sign opportunities for next time...
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  • July 08, 2019 12:00 AM | Michael Kamm
    Great photos and effort to put this together. It was only a few years ago when EVs in a parade was unheard of. Well done all!
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  • July 10, 2019 6:05 PM | Rick Cognata (Administrator)
    We need to do this every year! People were astonished and actually asking tons of questions while we were slowly moving down the road. Definitely changed some mindsets.
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  • July 11, 2019 3:15 PM | Joe Moore (Administrator)
    Yes, just have to think of some ideas to better stand out from the crowd:

    - Having someone sit in the frunk tossing candy (highlights there's no engine)
    - Having someone sit in the trunk with not a flamethrower...
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