National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Lincoln City, OR
Sep 14, 2019

Day: Saturday, September 14, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: Lincoln City, OR 97367
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Event Report

Our 6th annual National Drive Electric Week held in conjunction with the Cruisin’ the Bay car show was a great success—best ever according to our co-city captains!  We had a terrific variety of cars with 12 different models shoehorned into our limited display space. 

Even more important, we had an exceptional group of enthusiastic and knowledgeable EV drivers eager to talk about their cars.  We could not have any kind of great show without our wonderful EV owners.  Supporters for the show this year were:  Central Lincoln PUD, Oregon Electric Vehicle Association, Coastline Auto Detail, and Alternative Communication Services.

We were joined by the Forth group from Portland area who brought two drive and ride cars—a new Nissan LEAF and a Toyota Prius Prime.  This was the first time our show has had the new LEAF present, so thank you to Forth for making this happen!  Other drive and ride cars were a Kia Niro, Telsa Model 3, and Tesla Model X. 

Forth also brought very cool swag to hand out to visitors and counted 106 people who stopped by their table.  Matthew Dean, Mobile Services Supervisor for Tesla’s Portland Service Center, was on hand.  He brought a mobile repair Model S which garnered attention.  Many attendees had no idea about Tesla’s mobile service concept.  Tim Mangin was there from Clipper Creek to answer charging questions.  He also was pressed into service as a judge for some of the car show awards. 

We had some delightful drop in visitors as well.  Model S owners with a vacation home at the coast stopped by and ended up spending the day.  A delightful couple from Tennessee came by in their Tesla Model 3.  They are active with an EV club in their home state.  Both drop ins added their own enthusiasm and expertise to the group.

Two cars from the EV group received Cruisin’ the Bay Car Show awards:  Jay Skoch’s Honda Clarity PHEV won best Japanese Car and Bill Moore’s Tesla Model X won the Alternative Fuel Award.

While the car show was going on, a showing of “Revenge of the Electric Car” happened in downtown Lincoln City at the historic Bijou Theatre.  The movie was sponsored by Pacific Power.  Their Project Manager for Electric Transportation, Eva DeCesaro, answered questions for people before and after the movie.  Several people from the movie came afterward to check out the EVs at the car show.

This was the last year for this event and for Cruisin’ the Bay Car Show at this location.  The Bay House has been sold and will no longer be available to us.  Several ideas were discussed within the EV group during the day on continuing this activity at Lincoln City.  Stay tuned for 2020.


photo by: Debbie Jimmerson
Owners and particpants talking EV at the Lincoln City, Oregon, National Drive Electric Week Event.

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Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club
EVHybridNoire

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All NDEW 2021 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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