National Drive Electric Week
Sep 15, 2019
|Day:||Sunday, September 15, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||9 am - 1 pm|
|Location:||Cascades Farmers Market
21060 Whitfield Place
Sterling, VA 20165
We had a most excellent NDEW event on Sunday 09/15 for the first of such events held in Sterling, VA. Great weather, a great crowd and 11 different EV models along with their owners answering questions and educating the public about EVs. We also had three Model 3 owners who gave test rides to about 50 people - opening a lot of eyes to the performance and capabilities of EVs with their new first-hand experiences.
We received a lot of great feedback from many of the attendees, such as: "The EVs here are really quite awesome, I didn't know much about them before today!"; "The test ride was the highlight of our week!"; and "I am really glad that I stopped by - I learned a great deal from the folks that I spoke to!" A big thanks to all of the many volunteers for all of their time and effort - there was a whole lot of educating going on. One of our volunteers reported nearly losing her voice by the end from talking to so many people.
With the great success of this first attempt - we will certainly be repeating this in years to come.
photo by: Stephen Ahart
The EV-Curious public was keeping the EV owners busy all day - at each vehicle and at the information desk.
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.
Come out and learn about how Electric Vehicles (EVs) are: cleaner, quicker, quieter, smoother and MORE FUN to drive than conventional gasoline powered vehicles (while having very little maintenance and much lower fueling costs). The Electric Revolution IS here!!! During the event, you can view multiple EV models, TAKE A TEST RIDE, and have the opportunity to talk to real owners about your questions and learn about their experiences. Learn about EV performance, range, charging, etc - and dispel the many myths about EVs.
Please register to attend using the button at the top of this page.
We plan to have 10 or more different EV models on site, including the rare Tesla Roadster (the original Tesla sportscar - under 2,500 sold) an electric motorcycle and several "Plug-in Hybrids". The event currently lists the most models and the most "electric miles" driver experience of any event in Northern Virginia. If you own an EV and would be willing to show your car, please comment below and register online at https://driveelectricweek.org/event-attend.php?eventid=2127 and we will send you additional information. We are particularly interested in adding a BMW i3, VW eGolf, Audi e-Tron and others.
The event will be held at the east end of the parking lot of the Cascades Farmers Market. Stop by and get something healthy to eat - and then learn about how you can drive more healthy as well. Please LIKE & SHARE.
National Drive Electric Week is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles.
There are currently 49 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||5|
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)||2|
|Tesla Model X||2|
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||1|
|Kia Niro Electric||1|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||1|
|Tesla Model S||1|
|Toyota Plug-in Prius||1|
Registered attendees report 789,957 electric miles driven.