Purpose The purpose of National Drive Electric Week is to promote the
widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles by organizing events where owners
interact with the public to explain the many advantages of driving electric. All
participating events must have three critical elements:
- owners of plug-in vehicles interested in sharing their experience
- a variety of plug-in vehicles on display with no restrictions on automaker
- open to the public.
To be considered a part of National Drive Electric Week, an event must be held on
one or more days between September 9th and 17th, 2017. We appreciate and encourage
events held other times of the year but those events will not be supported as part of
National Drive Electric Week.
The event title used in promotional materials must include Drive Electric Week
, National Drive Electric
, or International Drive Electric Week
All promotional materials (press releases, posters, flyers, etc.) must note that
"National Drive Electric Week is presented by
Plug In America
and Electric Auto Association
and recognize Platinum Sponsors
e.g. "Nissan LEAF® is the Exclusive Automotive Sponsor" as in the
NDEW Group Logo
. Web links and organization logos
should be included when appropriate, following the
logo usage requirements
All local event sponsors must meet the above promotion requirements.
It is the organizer’s responsibility to ensure that sponsors and partners also meet
these requirements with their communications and promotion of the event. Information
for sponsors is available on the sponsorship page
Ride & Drives
The most effective way to convince people that plug-in vehicles
are a viable alternative to gas cars is to let them experience driving electric.
Events should make every effort to provide test rides/drives. We prefer this be done
by owners, but dealer-operated test drives are also acceptable.
Only plug-in electric vehicles may be featured at National
Drive Electric Week events. Emphasis should be given to freeway-capable production vehicles
although others may be included. Other alternative fuel vehicles may play an important role
in our future, but they are not part of National Drive Electric Week. Excluded vehicle
types include conventional, hybrid, natural gas (CNG), propane, and hydrogen vehicles,
which have no capability for charging a traction battery from grid electricity.
Local organizers are solely responsible for any costs arising from
their local event. The national organizers are not responsible for funding local events.
The driveelectricweek.org event site provides for attendee
registration. No other registration method can be required or promoted on the
driveelectricweek.org web site. Organizers are allowed to ask registered attendees for
more information and can use other methods for promoting their event, e.g., Facebook
events, Meetup.com, EventBrite, etc, but should still encourage all attendees to register
via the driveelectricweek.org site.
Events which meet the requirements get an event page on the
driveelectricweek.org web site, which includes tools for promoting the event, registering
attendees, and collecting information from owners offering to show their vehicles and
answer questions. The national organizers provide training and information on event
planning, and promote attendance and awareness at the national level through traditional
and social media.
See the Resources
page for more information on
what we provide.
Event and city captain selection is at the sole discretion of the the National Drive Electric Week organizing committee.
For questions about this agreement, contact:
[events-2017 at driveelectricweek dot org]
regarding National Drive Electric Week and your event. We share your email address with
the national organization(s) you indicate as an affiliation (if any). We also use your
email address to allow people to contact you via a web form without revealing your
email address to them. We monitor communications sent through the web site and take
appropriate precautions to prevent spam.