National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Portland, ME
Sep 21, 2019

Day: Saturday, September 21, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12-4
Location: Back Bay Parking Lot
Across from Hannaford in lot near the bay
Portland, ME 04102
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2019.

Event Report

This was a new venue this year as we plan to alternate between Portland and South Portland, Maine.  Two independent cities but tied very closely to clean energy and sustainability efforts.  The venue this year allowed greater access for more people to attend, more dealers and a beautiful view of the ocean.  We also had a local bicycle shop with various e-bikes to demo and allow for test rides.  One electric scooter was on hand and that was a hit as well.  We offer free pizza, hot and cold coffee, iced tea and water.  Many EV drivers were excited to attend this new venue.  We also had one person who drove from Colorado in her Tesla Model 3 and another drive from CA in her leaf.  They shared their experiences traveling cross country.  Another highlight was information provided during some brief updates as to where the State of Maine is with EV infrastructure and renewal energy progress.

photo by: Paul Leblond
Backs of people only.

Event Description


(Photo by Marc Lausier)

National Drive Electric Week

NEW LOCATION ~~~ September 21, 2019 - 12 - 4pm ~~~ NEW LOCATION

Back Bay Parking Lot - Portland, ME

(Across from Hannaford supermarket. The parking lot by the bay.  Just look for the big white tent) 

Please join us this year for test drives, free pizza, coffee, give-a-ways and more.....
Photos from 2018 NDEW at the South Portland Communinity Center

Above photos courtesy of PAUL LEBLOND
Photos below courtesy of ReVision Energy | Portland, ME (2018)

Registered Attendees

There are currently 81 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 6
Tesla Model X 5
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 3
Tesla Model S 3
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Fiat 500e 2
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 2
Toyota Plug-in Prius 2
BMW i3 1
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Jaguar I-Pace 1
14 Models 31

Registered attendees report 548,796 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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