National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Lake Grove, NY
Sep 12, 2015

Day: Saturday, September 12, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10am - 5PM
Location: Smith Haven Mall
313 Smith Haven Mall
Lake Grove, NY 11755
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2015.

Event Report

Our 5th Annual NDEW event which was held under partly cloudy skies on September 12 at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove featured 15 private vehicles, proudly displayed by their owners. Included were 1 BMW i3, 2 Chevy Volts, 2 Nissan Leafs, 1 Tesla Roadster, 2 Tesla Model S All-Wheel Drives, 1 Think City EV, 1 Cadillac ELR Plug-in, 1 Ford Focus EV, 1 Prius Plug-in, 1 Mitsubishi iMIEV, 1 DeLorean EV, and one VW EV Conversion. Thanks to our local dealers Competition BMW, Smithtown Nissan, and Smithtown Kia, dealer representatives were able to answer the many questions posed by the many attendees who stopped to inspect the new BMW i3, Nissan LEAF and Kia Soul EV on display. Several people test drove the Leaf made available by the Smithtown Nissan or took rides in the Ford Focus EV and Tesla Roadster courtesy of the owners. Visitors to the event enjoyed the chance to take one of four different electric assist bicycles for a spin. All of the EV owners attending were great EV advocates.

photo by: Long Island Sierra Club
Left row - LEAF, Focus EV, LEAF Right Row - Tesla S, BMW i3, Mitsubishi iMIEV, Think City EV, DeLorean EV Electric assist bikes left rear & Solar Science Mobile Lab right rear

Event Description


National Drive Electric Week - Long Island 

 Ride and Drive Event

Saturday, September 12, 2015   |   10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Come join us at the Smith Haven Mall for National Drive Electric Week, (Sept 12 from 10am – 5PM, 2015). The nationwide celebration is staged to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the environmental and other benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more.

Our goal is to bring the message of the availability and practicality of non-polluting and low operating cost EVs to consumers, local government officials, policymakers, the media, and the general public.

Smith Haven Mall is Suffolk County’s largest regional shopping center and principal shopping destination in the heart of a bustling retail corridor nestled between 347 (Nesconset-Port Jefferson Hwy) and 25 (Jericho Turnpike).

Test Drive Overview:

See it, experience it!  Dealership’s will make the test drive concept a reality by providing concierge style-test drives.

Electric Auto Enthusiasts: Members of Long Island Electric Auto Association will be present with their personal autos in an area designated on the exterior of the mall to discuss their experiences owning and driving an EV.

Exhibitors: Solar photo-voltaic installers who have installed EV chargers will be invited to exhibit because of their connection with renewable electricity; the electric utility LIPA will also be invited to exhibit, as would the suppliers of EV chargers

Government Electric Vehicles: EVs owned by local governments, school districts, etc., will be present, along with a representative of that organization who will discuss their purchase and operation.

Display Exhibitors: Smith Haven Mall is providing local auto dealers and exhibitors with pure electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids to exhibit their cars/products at the National Drive Electric Day event September 12, 2015. Please call for rates!

Auto Dealers and Exhibitors For Pricing Contact:

Ann Schultz

Dir. Of Marketing and Bus. Dev.

Smith Haven Mall

ann.schultz at

Office: 631.724.8066


Registered Attendees

There are currently 87 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 6
Chevrolet Volt 4
Tesla Model S 4
EV Conversion 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Think City 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
11 Models 23

Registered attendees report 335,400 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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

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

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