National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week - Martinsburg

Day: Saturday, September 21, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: Eastern WV Regional Airport
170 Aviation Way
Martinsburg, WV 25405
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Event Report

Our second NDEW event in Martinsburg was a resounding success with an increase in attendance from last year. The Eastern WV Regional Airport was a great host and everyone enjoyed having access to the cafe and restrooms nearby. We had attendees of all ages interested in EVs and taking rides with owners. In a stroke of serendipity, we had a deaf EV owner and a certified sign language professional EV owner/NDEW volunteer on hand to assist.

Although it wasn't propelled by electricity, we also had a solar/battery powered RV on hand showing their configuration. The kind RV owners also helped charge a LEAF from solar with an L1 plug during the event. We gave away door prizes to lucky attendees and generally had a great time talking about electric vehicles, solar energy, charging, and all things EV. Many attendees commented how grateful they were to have a local event in West Virginia to speak with owners about EVs. We also had attendees from nearby Maryland and Pennsylvania.


photo by: Robert Fernatt
Various attendees and EVs.

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Event Description

 

Join us in the beautiful eastern panhandle of West Virginia for our second annual National Drive Electric Week event! Area EV owners will be showing many electric vehicles from various manufacturers. Regardless of the make or model, you can be assured of no or low fuel costs and an all electric grin!

This year's event will be held at the Eastern WV Regional Airport! The Crosswinds Cafe will be open during most of the event to grab a snack or something to drink and restroom facilities will also be available. The cafe has a great view of the runway so you can enjoy a bite to eat and watch the planes - everything from small Cessnas to large military C17s. You might even get lucky and see the plane that serves as AirForce 1 practicing! We are centrally located to Hagerstown, MD and Winchester, VA and encourage our out-of-state neighbors to make the easy drive on I-81 to Martinsburg.

For Tesla owners, there is a Supercharger at the Sheetz station on Edwin Miller Blvd off of I-81. There are non-Tesla L2 chargers located at Martins Distributing on Race Street (site of last year's event) and other locations (check PlugShare). We will offer electric vehicle rides for those not yet initiated and answer questions from the public on what it's like to drive an EV, charge an EV, use solar with an EV, etc. There will also be door prizes for attendees (must be present to win).

NOTE FOR EV OWNERS: By attending this event, you agree that allowing the public into your car, test rides, or test drives are solely at your personal discretion and that you are completely responsible for any and all damages that may result. You also agree that test rides or drives must take place on public roads and not on airport property and that you will obey all traffic laws.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 53 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 5
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 3
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Hyundai KONA Electric 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tesla Model S 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
9 Models 16

Registered attendees report 320,229 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Platinum Level Sponsor

Nissan LEAF® is the exclusive automotive sponsor of National Drive Electric Week™

Silver Level California Regional Sponsor

Bronze Level Michigan Regional Sponsor

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