National Drive Electric Week is presented by Plug In America Sierra Club Electric Auto Association

National Drive Electric Week Event - Bluffton

Day: Saturday, September 20, 2014 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Technical College of the Lowcountry
100 Community College Drive
Bluffton, SC 29909
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Event Report

WHHI a local television station was at the event interviewing electric vehicle owners and attendees of the event.

photo by: James Haberberger
A collage of some of the electric vehicles at the Bluffton, SC event.

Event Description


Tired of rising gas prices? 

Then come to our National Drive Electric Week event to learn about the benefits of driving all electric and plug in hybrid electric vehicles

  • Speak with local electric vehicle owners
  • Test rides from local electric vehicle owners
  • Test drives from local dealerships
  • Information packets and giveaways
  • Food vendors

This event is free and open to the public. In case of rain the event will be inside TCL.

All sponsorship proceeds, above the cost of the event (i.e.  Event banners, giveaways) will be donated to the following organizations:


  • Bluffton Historical Preservation Society
  • Friends of Bluffton Dog Parks

Food and refreshment sales will be provided by and benefit the 

Bluffton High School Environmental Engineering Club and Addyjo's Sweets and Treats.

National Drive Electric Week, September 15-21, 2014, 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.

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Registered Attendees

There are currently 92 attendees registered.

Expected Plug-In Vehicles

Vehicle Registered
Nissan LEAF 5
Chevrolet Volt 3
Other Plug-In Vehicle 2
Tesla Model S 2
BMW i3 1
BMW i3 REx 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Other 1
10 Models 18

Registered attendees report 126,269 electric miles driven.

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