National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Drive Electric - Columbia
Columbia, SC
Oct 08, 2022

Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022 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 St. and Washington St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2022.

Event Report

The 2022 Drive Electric Event was held a week late due to Hurricane Ian, but that didn't dampen the turnout or excitement.  McDaniels Porsche and VW was our lead sponsor again this year and provided outstanding support to the volunteer team.  They provided a customer owned 2020 Porsche Taycan and VW ID.4 for guests to view and enjoy.  Other EVs on hand from Tesla, Chevy, Nissan, Volvo, Kia and others provided a full range of options from the 2022 Tesla Model X Plaid to gently used Nissan Leaf.  Volunteers provided 90% of the displayed cars across a wide range of size, cost, and options.

Sound & Images, a local event rental company, provided a 10' x 17' video wall that showed product demonstrations from Porsche and VW along with informational videos from Munro Live, Like Tesla and others.  Local owners provided answers to questions about living with EVs, road trips, charging, maintenance and other inquiries.  

photo by: Crush Rush
Volunteers for Drive Electric Columbia gather in front of a Tesla Model Y to celebrate another successful event!

Event Description


***** Due to Hurrican Ian, we are rescheduling Drive Electric - Columbia to Saturday October 8th from 9am - 1pm at Soda City Market.***** 

EV Event for the Whole Family!

New electric vehicles on display from Porsche, VW, Tesla, Ford, Volvo and others in the middle of Columbia's famous Soda City Market.  We'll be set up and waiting for you at the intersection of Main St. and Hampton St.  Owners will be on hand to answer questions and talk about what it's like to drive electric in Columbia.  
Special thanks to the McDaniels teams at McDaniels Porsche and McDaniels Volkswagen for their consistent support and sponsorship of this year's event.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 57 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model Y 7
Tesla Model 3 5
Tesla Model S 4
BMW i3 2
Chevrolet Volt 2
Tesla Model X 2
Volkswagen ID.4 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 1
Harley Davidson LiveWire 1
Jaguar I-Pace 1
Kia EV6 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Porsche Taycan 1
15 Models 32

Registered attendees report 847,002 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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

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

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