National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Durham, NC
Sep 16, 2017

Day: Saturday, September 16, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Research Triangle Park Headquarters
12 Davis Drive
Durham, NC 27703
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Event Report

Plug-in NC and Advanced Energy were excited to plan the Raleigh National Drive Electric Week event for the 5th year in a row. This year's event was held in Research Triangle Park. It included and EV meetup, test drives from dealerships, educational displays and presentations, kid's activities and food trucks. It was a fun event for the whole family and we had a great variety of EVs!

photo by: Plug-in NC
The Plug-in NC team stands in front of a Tesla Model X at the National Drive Electric Week event.

Event Description


All attendees and volunteers are required to wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all National Drive Electric Week 2022 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.

Join Plug-in NC and Advanced Energy to celebrate National Drive Electric Week in the Triangle! We invite electric vehicle owners to bring their cars to display and the public to come out and talk with owners.

It will be a fun event for the whole family! Food trucks, children's activities, educational presentations and more!

BMW i8 Raffle: Win a BMW i8 for your child! Raffle tickets are only $1 and three winners will be chosen to bring home an all-electric BMW i8 for their child! Kids will also have an opportunity to test drive these cars at the event. All proceeds from the raffle will be given to the EV Challenge.

Event Exhibitors: Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, NC GreenPower, Southern Energy Management, Plug-in NC, EV Challenge, Yes Solar Solutions, Brightfield Transportation Solutions, NC Clean Energy Technology Center

Presentation Schedule:

11:30 AM - Electric Vehicle 101 with a Plug-in NC Ambassador

12:00 PM - Brightfield Transportation Solutions

12:30 PM - Yes Solar Solutions

1:00 PM - Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

1:30 PM - Southern Energy Management

2:00 PM - EV Challenge

2:30 PM - Drawing for Children's BMW i8s (do not have to be present to win)

About National Drive Electric Week
Presented by Electric Auto Association, Plug In America and the Sierra Club, 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.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 170 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 14
Chevrolet Volt 8
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 5
BMW i3 REx 4
Tesla Model X 3
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Ford C-MAX Energi 2
BMW i3 1
Cadillac ELR 1
Fiat 500e 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 1
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
18 Models 49

Registered attendees report 1,017,988 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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Community Partners

All NDEW 2022 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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