National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
National Drive Electric Week
Cortez, CO
Sep 24, 2022

Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm MDT
Location: Cortez Colorado Welcome Center - Mesa Verde Country Tourism Office
928 E Main St
Cortez, CO 81321
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2022.

Event Report

For this event we partnered with Empire Electric, the electricity provider for this region. This was a big step in our relationship with them and it is important for us to continue working with them. 

Models of EVs there: VW ID.4, Kia EV6, Chevy Bolt, homemade EV.

The people who attended  were very thankful for an event such as this in their more rural town. There hasn't been much EV adoption in Cortez, but this event provided a place for like-minded people to come together and discuss their passion for EVs. Those who did come stuck around for a long time, about 2 hours on average. 

photo by: 4CORE
An Empire Electric employee charging an electric bike and stove with his KIA EV6.

Event Description


Local Electric Vehicle (EV) owners will showcase their vehicles, provide operation information, share their personal experiences, and potentially give a test drive during the Ride and Drive. EV Charging best practices, EV model availability, and ownership tips are also provided. The climate, clean air, and cost savings benefits provided by EVs will also be featured. An array of vehicle types will be on display. Other attractions include prizes and refreshments. This event is free and open to the general public. EV owners are welcome.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 11 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
2 Models 2

Registered attendees report 69,000 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

Bronze Level Sponsor

Green Level Sponsor

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

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