National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Bethel Energy Show
Bethel, VT
Sep 24, 2022

Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Location: Main Street Parking Lot
318 Main St.
Bethel, VT 05032
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2022.

Event Report

The Bethel Energy Committee hosted the Bethel Energy Show as part of the Forward Festival last Saturday. The event is part of the ongoing National Drive Electric Week celebrations occurring across the nation during the week of Sept 24 - Oct 2, 2022. The day began at 11am with an electric vehicle parade past the Bethel Bandshell and into the Main Street parking lot. Tri-Valley Transit, Efficiency Vermont, and other local organizations hosted information tables about public transportation, weatherization, and solar power.

Electric trucks were the star of the show this year with four new Rivian R1T models in the car show. Ted Green Ford topped off the e-truck display with a brand new, all electric Ford F-150 Lightening. Other electric vehicles in the show were hatchback models of the Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen ID.4, and Chevy Bolt. Josh from Bethel won the prize for Best in Show for his 2022 Rivian R1T. He also won first place in Automobile Trivia.

The 2022 Bethel Energy Show was organized by local volunteers and sponsored by Babes Bar, Bethel Sandwich Shop, The Cockadoodle Pizza Café, Green Mt. Power, Hailbrook’s Broken Stove Bakery, Integrity Energy, WCVR and White River Toyota. National Drive Electric Week is presented by Plug In America, the Electric Vehicle Association, the Sierra Club, and EVHybridNoire. 

photo by: Nicole Cyr, (Co-Chair, Bethel Energy Committee)
Local dog poses in front of a 2022 Rivian R1T while its humans discuss the pros and cons of ownership with Josh from Bethel, VT.

Event Description


Bring your friends and family to The Bethel Energy Show on Saturday, September 24th, 2022

11 am – 4 pm, in the Main St. Parking Lot, Bethel, VT!

You can sit in an EV, go for a test ride, and chat with the driver! Locally owned electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids will be on display all day. Local EV owners will share their real life experiences with long distance trips, winter weather, backroads, and safety. This event is sponsored by National Drive Electric Week and hosted by the Bethel Energy Committee.

At the last event in 2021, a large crowd of local EV enthusiasts gathered on Main Street to share experiences and learn from local EV drivers. We are expanding our event this year by inviting local businesses and organizations to downtown Bethel for a day of awareness and celebration of all things electric!

Event Schedule

9:00am - 10:45am

Vendor set-up


Bethel Energy Show opens

EV and Hybrid parade to Main Street Parking Lot

Learn about the new electric models from Ted Green Ford & White River Toyota

Chat with reps from Efficiency Vermont, Tri Valley Transit, and 350VT

Live broadcast and music provided by WCVR

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Auto Trivia WIN PRIZES for your automobile knowledge!

“Best in Show” prizes: FREE auto detail from White River Toyota, one dozen cupcakes from Hailbrook's Broken Stove Bakery, and a sweatshirt/hat combo from Babes Bar!

Live music in Babes parking lot (begins at 3 pm)



Bethel Energy Show closes

Event Information

EV/Plug-in Hybrid Driver Information

Are you an EV or Plug-In Hybrid driver? Come down to Bethel and join the Bethel Energy Show! The electric (or plug-in hybrid) vehicle that wins “Best in Show” will receive a FREE auto detail courtesy of White River Toyota, one dozen cupcakes from Hailbrook's Broken Stove Bakery, and a sweatshirt/hat combo from Babes Bar. ALL drivers who participate in the parade will receive a free slice of pizza and fountain drink from The Cockadoodle Pizza Café!

Parade Directions

Begins: White River Valley Middle School, Bethel, VT 

Ends: 318 N. Main St. (Municipal Parking Lot), Bethel, VT

Please register your EV or Plug-In Hybrid by clicking the “RSVP” button at the top of this page for more information and event updates.

Volunteer Information

This event runs on 100% volunteer power! We are seeking volunteers to assist with set-up, clean-up, parking/directing EV traffic. Please use the “Volunteer” button at the top of this page to contact us for more information.

Contact Information

Questions or comments? Use the "Contact organizers" button to contact Nicole.

The Bethel Energy Committee is on Facebook! 


Thank you for supporting the Bethel Energy Show


Babes Bar

Bethel Energy Committee

Bethel Forward Festival Committee

The Cockadoodle Pizza Café

Efficiency Vermont

Green Mt. Power

Hailbrook’s Broken Stove Bakery

Integrity Energy

Ted Green Ford

Tri-Valley Transit


White River Toyota


We look forward to seeing you at the Bethel Energy Show!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 13 attendees registered.

Expected Display Vehicles

Vehicle Registered
Rivian R1T 4
Kia Soul EV 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tesla Model S 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
5 Models 8

Registered attendees report 324,000 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

Platinum Level Sponsors

Silver Level Sponsor

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Green Level Sponsor

All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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