National Drive Electric Week is presented by Plug In America Sierra Club Electric Auto Association
Nissan LEAF® is the exclusive automotive sponsor of National Drive Electric Week.
Silver Level Sponsor: CalETC
Bronze Level Sponsor: ClipperCreek

National Drive Electric Week 2017

National Drive Electric Week, 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. They are fun to drive, are 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. Are you considering going electric? Come talk to owners who have successfully done so.

Started in 2011 as National Plug In Day with the simple idea to hold simultaneous events across the country on the same day, by popular demand we have expanded to an entire week of events and changed the name to emphasize the thing we all want to do: drive electric. We expect National Drive Electric Week 2017 will again grow to include more events in more cities with more drivers reaching out to share the many advantages of driving electric with the public.

Want to organize or help with an event? Go to our events page to see if there's one near you, then go to the volunteer page to offer your assistance. Thank you!

Contact [sponsorship-2017 at driveelectricweek dot org] for national sponsorship opportunities.

Each event is led by local plug-in drivers and advocates and typically includes some combination of EV parades, ride-and-drives, electric tailgate parties, press conferences, award ceremonies, informational booths, and more. Plug In America, Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association serve as the national team providing support to the events throughout the country. We are pleased to partner with the many other organizations and individuals working to bring National Drive Electric Week to communities across the country.

NDEW 2014 in Montclair, NJ
Two BMW i8 EVs featured in Montclair, NJ
Guinness World Record event in Cupertino, CA
Guinness World Record EV Parade in Cupertino, CA

Find An Event Near You

To find an event near you, visit the events page. If there's no event in your area, you can volunteer to organize an event. Learn more about how to host an event.

For more info, visit the Events page.


National Drive Electric Week History

National Drive Electric Week started in 2011 as National Plug In Day. Learn more on the history page.