National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Columbia, SC Drive Electric
Columbia, SC
Oct 02, 2021

Day: Saturday, October 2, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Soda City Market
Main Street and Washington Street Intersection
Columbia, SC 29201
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Event Report

McDaniels VW and Porsche were the prime sponsors for our 2021 event and provided an ID.4 and Taycan for display.  Dick Dyer Volvo displayed their XC40 Recharge and also sponsored the event.  We appreciate their efforts this year with new car inventory challenges!  Drive Electric Columbia partnered with the Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition (PCFC) again this year and as a part of the SC Energy Office, PCFC added additional promotional reach, institutional knowledge, and on-site answers during out event.  We greatly appreciate their long term support!

Thousands of Soda City Market attendees passed through our event space and 30+ EVs and PHEVs were on display with owners answering questions during the four hour event.  Owners displayed EVs and PHEVs from Tesla, Ford, Honda, Jaguar, BMW, and Nissan among others.  A local owner brought it converted 1973 VW Bug, which is always a crowd favorite!

Event Description


overhead view of attendees to  prior event.  Cars, owners, vendors, test rides

Pre-COVID-19 Photo

EVs and EV owners on hand at the Soda City Market with the goal of educating about living with EVs. Stroll through the market and stop by to see plug-ins from Porsche, Tesla, Chevy, Nissan, VW, Volvo, BMW and many others. We’ll have brand new dealer cars on hand to show new cars on the market and local EV owners will answer your questions about EV ownership in South Carolina.  

This local Drive Electric 2021 event is sponsored locally by McDaniels Volkswagen and we appreciate their consistent support for Drive Electric.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 88 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 6
Chevrolet Volt 4
Tesla Model Y 3
BMW i3 REx 2
Ford Mustang Mach-E 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Tesla Model S 2
EV Conversion 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Jaguar I-Pace 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tesla Model X 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
Volvo XC40 Recharge twin 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
17 Models 31

Registered attendees report 1,071,392 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Vehicle Association
Sierra Club

Bronze Level Sponsor

All NDEW 2023 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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