National Drive Electric Week
Sep 26, 2020
|Saturday, September 26, 2020 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
|12:00 - 5:00 pm
|Midtown Fresh Market parking lot
1693 South Westnedge Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
photo by: Paul V. Pancella
Left to right, Kalamazoo City Commissioner Jeanne Hess with her BMW i3, a red Chevy Bolt, Ben Brown, Chris and Lucy Dilley, discussing EVs in front of a 2014 Ford Focus EV, on the parking lot of the Midtown Fresh Market, Saturday, September 26, 2020.
The only in-person NDEW event in Michigan! A variety of electric vehicles will be on hand for show and tell, including Teslas, Chevy Bolts, Nissan Leaf, Mini Cooper SE, and at least one Zero motorcycle! Owners will answer questions and share their real-world EV experiences with the general public. We'll have our literature table with current information about other vehicles, home and public charging infrastructure, utility programs, etc. If you are curious but don't know much about modern EVs, this is your best chance to see what they are really like, how they can benefit the planet and your pocketbook!
EV Drivers: Please sign up to bring your vehicle for all or part of the afternoon. Feel free to contact us for more info. Plans could change, but as of now we are planning an in-person event as usual, but without test drives. The new SW Michigan chapter of EAA is the official organizer of this event, but see also Kalamazoo Electric Vehicle Association on Facebook.
CoViD-19 precautions will be observed! This entire event will be outdoors. Do not attend if you have any symptoms associated with CoViD-19, which include but are not limited to: persistent cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste or smell. Face coverings should be worn by all participants which cover the nose and mouth. People from different households should maintain at least six feet of distance between them except for brief periods. Hand sanitizer will be available at the main information table. If you should begin to experience symptoms while at the event, you should separate yourself from others and leave as soon as possible.
There are currently 36 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)
|Other Plug-In Vehicle
|Tesla Model S
|Tesla Model Y
|Toyota Prius Prime
Registered attendees report 510,650 electric miles driven.