National Drive Electric Week - Columbia
|Day:||Saturday, September 21, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||9am - 1pm|
Soda City Market
Main St and Hampton St
Columbia, SC 29201
Event ReportDrive Electric Columbia partnered with a local, weekly festival that regularly draws a couple thousand members of the general public to Main St.. Craft vendors, food trucks and buskers fill the sidewalks each Saturday morning. By partnering with an existing event, we are able to significantly reduce our marketing spend and only focus on incrementally increasing attendance by advertising to car fans who would otherwise not attend Soda City. Local EV and plug-in hybrid owners are encouraged to register and display their car or offer rides to the public.
Dealers are invited to sponsor the event ($250 standard sponsorship and $2,500 for prime sponsorship). They display a car(s), a tent and can offer test rides, if they choose to do so. Funds are applied to marketing, hats for volunteers, insurance, PA equipment rental and the remainder is donated to local charities and non-profits.
photo by: Alan Buck
Main and Hampton St, Columbia SC, September 21, 2019. Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, Jaguar I-PACE, Porsche Cayenne.
Part car show, Part science fair, Part tailgate party.
Where to Charge?
The City of Columbia has at least two Level 2 J1772 charging stations at all City Parking Garages. Below is a list of charging stations close to our venue.
Come to Columbia's 6th annual Drive Electric Week Event Saturday, September 21, 2019 on Main St and Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29201 from 9am - 1pm.
We'll have plug-in cars including Jaguar i-Pace, BMW i3, Tesla Model S, 3, X, Chevrolet Bolt and Volt, Audi e-Tron, Nissan LEAF, and many others. Private car owners will share their experiences and show their cars. Dealers will have brand new plug-ins available for your review! Plus, this year's event being adjacent to Soda City Market means many lunch options will be available. Again this year, all proceeds from sponsorships will go to local charities, so come and join us for a kid friendly, educational, community event.
Please register to attend using the button at the top of this page.
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Where to Charge?
|Station Name||Street Address||City||EV Connector Types||Access Days Time|
|Cola - Washington Street Garage||1100 Washington St||Columbia||J1772||Garage business hours; pay lot|
|Cola - Sumter Street Garage||1400 Sumter St||Columbia||J1772||Garage business hours; pay lot|
|Richland Library||1431 Assembly St||Columbia||CHADEMO J1772COMBO||24 hours daily; EVgo network subscription and key fob required|
|Cola - Cannon Garage||1100 Taylor St||Columbia||J1772||24 hours daily; pay lot|
|Cola - Lady Street Garage||1100 Lady St||Columbia||J1772||Garage business hours; pay lot|
|Cola - Lincoln Street Garage||820 Washington St||Columbia||J1772||Garage business hours; pay lot|
|Cola - Arsenal Hill Garage||1812 Lincoln St||Columbia||J1772||Garage business hours; pay lot|
|Cola - Park Street Garage||1007 Park St||Columbia||J1772||Garage business hours; pay lot|
|U of SC - Senate Street Garage||1025 Henderson St||Columbia||J1772||24 hours daily|
|U of SC - Discovery Garage||821 Park St||Columbia||J1772||24 hours daily|
|U of SC - Bull Street Garage||611 Bull St||Columbia||J1772||24 hours daily|
|U of SC - Horizon Garage||519 Main St||Columbia||J1772||24 hours daily|
|U of SC - Sumter Street Garage||501 Sumter St||Columbia||J1772||24 hours daily|
|South Carolina Electric Co-op||808 Knox Abbott Dr||Cayce||J1772||24 hours daily|
|Love Auto Group||1255 Knox Abbott Dr||Columbia||J1772||24 hours daily|
|Greenlots - 63106||110 McSwain Dr||West Columbia||CHADEMO J1772COMBO||24 hours daily|
|BMW OF COLUMBIA||5919 Two Notch Rd||Columbia||J1772||24 hours daily|
There are currently 90 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||9|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||2|
|Tesla Model S||2|
|Chevy Spark EV||1|
|Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||1|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||1|
|Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid||1|
Registered attendees report 677,965 electric miles driven.