National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Lincoln City, OR
Sep 15, 2018

Day: Saturday, September 15, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Bay House Restaurant
5911 SW Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

National Drive Electric Week, Lincoln City style, wrapped on the afternoon of September 15. Cruisin’ the Bay Car Show again welcomed us with space in their classic car show. We had 13 beautiful EVs, knowledgeable owners/dealers, and several family members. The rain held off for a grand day of everything EV. Tim Mangin joined us from silver-level sponsor Clipper Creek. He was able to field many questions about EV charging and show off a charging unit. Demand for drive and rides was high. We estimated over 30 drivers and 6 carloads of riders took advantage of the EV experience. We had the best variety and the biggest lineup of cars ever for our National Drive Electric Week event. Aaron and his Tesla Model X pulled into the middle of the classic car show during the band break and ran the Christmas 2016 Easter Egg coordinated to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rendition of “Wizards in Winter.” We appreciated the extra exposure and letting the Model X show off. Thanks to Scott, Bay Area Merchants Association, and the committee from Cruisin’ the Bay Car Show for giving us a place to showcase electric cars over the last five years. We love working with these folks and being the “wave of the future” in their car show. State Representative David Gomberg dropped by. He often checks in with the EV group at local events and made efforts to discourage ICEing at local charging stations. A big shout out to our local sponsors who make it possible to attract an outstanding display of electric cars: Oregon Beach Vacations, Central Lincoln PUD, and Oregon Electric Vehicle Association. We could not do this event without them. Local dealers Newport Toyota and Sunwest Honda brought cars and participated for the first time this year as did Arcimoto from Eugene. Steve’s Arcimoto FUV won the Alternative Fuel Vehicle award this year for Cruisin’ the Bay Car Show.

photo by: Debra A. Jimmerson
Aaron Edman of Florence, Oregon, talks about his Tesla Model X.

Event Description


Update:  We have maxed out our available space for display and ride and drive cars at this time.  We encourage you to continue to sign up.  You will be  added to the waiting list in case we have cancellations.  Parking is also available near the show if you'd like to stop by and hang out.  Add your EV miles driven to our grand total!  


Welcome to our fifth annual National Drive Electric Week event in beautiful Lincoln City.  We are again part of the annual Cruisin’ the Bay Car Show at the Bay House Restaurant on the Siletz Bay.  Along with the classic cars, several models of electric vehicles (EVs) will be conveniently on display all in one location with enthusiastic and well-informed owners on hand to answer questions.  We’ll also have the ever-popular ride and drives so people who have not driven an electric car can have an EV driving experience.

Please pre-register on this site to display your car or add it to the ride and drive group.  Display cars must stay onsite from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  We’ll accommodate as many as we can in our display space with the priority of showcasing a variety of different EV models. 

Car show entry fees will be sponsored by Oregon Beach Vacations for all pre-registered display and ride and drive cars.  Oregon Beach Vacations walks the talk by using EVs in their business and several employees are also EV drivers. 

There will be paperwork to fill out onsite that morning to enter your car for judging.  Past trophy winners from our EV group include David Denhart’s Tesla Roadster, Patrick Jimmerson’s Tesla Model S, and Dr. Stephen Ou’s Tesla Model S P-85.

We encourage EV drivers who can’t be there all day to stop by, hang out for a while, check out the cars, and help talk EV.  Free general parking is available surrounding the car show area.  Please do register on this site and indicate in comments that you are “dropping by” so we can add your car’s mileage to our “electric miles driven” total.

We look forward to seeing you on September 15.

National Drive Electric Week, September 8-16, 2018, 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 42 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 4
Tesla Model 3 4
Arcimoto SRK 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model X 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
11 Models 17

Registered attendees report 186,867 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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