National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Sarasota, FL
Sep 15, 2018

Day: Saturday, September 15, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00-2:00
Location: Florida House Institute
4454 Beneva Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233
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Event Report

The City of Sarasota and County of Sarasota officially proclaimed September 8-15, National Drive Electric Week. In addition 11 owner vehicles were on display or available for drives, we had 3 new car dealers available for drives. Our local TV station ran a 6 minute segment on the event.

There were two events in Sarasota. Ours was the second event and was held at the Florida House Institute, a showcase for sustainability. We focused on the AFFORDABILITY of EVs. With a large number of EVs coming off 2- and 3-yr. leases, we encouraged people to look at pre-owned EVs that can be purchased in our area for $9,000-$12,000. People were surprised and delighted to discover they could afford to buy an EV. We provided them with additional handouts with links to online resources to find and purchase pre-owned.

The location was on a high traffic road, so there were a number of cars that drove by, with actual attendance about 60-70. Considering the heat (90-degrees with a heat index of 110), we feel the turnout was good.

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.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 50 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 6
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 4
Tesla Model 3 4
Ford C-MAX Energi 3
Tesla Model S 3
BMW i3 REx 2
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tesla Model X 1
9 Models 26

Registered attendees report 523,017 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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

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