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An Electric EVening

October 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


In partnership with NRG Energy, Inc. and the Princeton Shopping Center, Sustainable Princeton presents an electric “EVening” of fun. With plenty of space to social distance, you are cordially invited to bring your mask and join us to test drive an electric vehicle, take an e-bike on a spin, and learn the benefits of going electric, before dining and enjoying live music.

Advanced registration is now closed, but you are still welcome to join us. As of 1:00 pm on Friday, October 9, we have 175 people registered for this event, which is spread around the Shopping Center (see map below). Health guidance from the state allows up to 500 people for an outdoor gathering, and we are taking every precaution available to help keep everyone safe.

Check out each of the fun actions we are offering, including:

  • Test-drive an EV and speak with dealers. At least five different vehicles –including  Tesla Model 3 and Y, Kia Niro, Hyundai Kona and Audi eTron — will be available for test drives! Stop by our desk to sign-up for a test drive as we still have plenty of availability and don’t forget to bring your driver’s license and face mask for this opportunity!
  • Chat with current EV owners and check out a variety of cars. A number of other electric vehicles will be on hand so you can speak to EV owners while peeking under the hood.
  • Learn about home charging: ChargePoint and Apex Solar will be on hand to explain your options and answer any questions you have about home charging.
  • Take an electric bike for a spin: Sourland Electric Bikes will bring a half dozen e-bikes, including Pedego, Giant, and Specialized, that guests can take for a trial ride. Bring your own helmet or borrow a loaner.
  • Grab dinner at the Princeton Shopping Center: Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy dinner and music in the courtyard. Many Princeton Shopping Center businesses are locally-owned and all appreciate your patronage. For a directory, please visit princetonshoppingcenter.com.
  • Enjoy live music: ESSIE Riddle will perform an acoustic set in the beautiful courtyard from 5-7 pm.
  • Valet your bike: Cycle your way over and enjoy parking your wheels in the Bike Valet offered by the Princeton Bicycle Advisory Committee
  • BYO Bottle: Our touchless hydration stations will be available for you to get a refill safely.

Worried about safety? Please know that this event is in accordance with guidance from state and local officials. To help keep everyone safe, all guests are required to wear masks. (If you forget yours, don’t worry — we’ll get you covered.) In addition, all cars and bikes will be wiped down between test drives and we will continuously remind visitors to social distance. Finally, we are thrilled to be hosting this outdoor event at the Princeton Shopping Center which offers plenty of space for us to social distance both in the parking lot and the courtyard.

Check out the following map to see the layout of the event within the Princeton Shopping Center:

So, please join us. Now’s the time to take advantage of NJ’s generous state and federal incentives. EVs are fun to drive, less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, and are better for the environment. Either way, come explore all of the advantages for yourself on October 9! Register today.

We wish to thank NRG Energy, Inc. and the Princeton Shopping Center for sponsoring this event. We’ve also been fortunate to receive assistance from the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers (NJCAR) and the Central Jersey Electric Auto Association.


October 9, 2020
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sustainable Princeton
NRG Energy, Inc.
Princeton Shopping Center


Princeton Shopping Center
301 N Harrison St.
Princeton, NJ 08540
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