National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Introduction to Electric Vehicles
Waco, TX
Sep 25, 2022

Day: Sunday, September 25, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm CDT
Location: Waco Library - Central
1717 Austin Ave
Waco, TX 76701
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2022.

Event Report

We secured two volunteers with BEVs for ride-alongs, reserved the meeting room, and prepared for our first-ever "Intro to EVs" presentation.
We're a little disappointed that we had zero attendees for the presentation, but we were able to use the presentation time to learn more about the sustainability efforts of the totally awesome Extreme E racing series and watch some of the racing in Chile.
The outdoor attendees were mostly the 'shy but curious' types that walked by slowly as they looked at the cars. A couple of the interactions wanted to know how much we were selling the cars for (what a strange question hahaha).

Special "Thank you" to the lovely ladies of the library for allowing us to use the spaces.

photo by: Ben Porter, HOTEVA
i-MiEV and Leaf ready for ride alongs

Event Description


Introduction to Electric Vehicles - What's it like driving a coal-powered? and other frequently asked questions.

Presentation will answer every question I've been asked in the last three years, from the most basic to the most advanced. Topics will include financial benefits, choosing the right EV for your lifestyle, EV charging, ERCOT grid mix, how electric vehicles can improve grid resiliency, how the shift to electrified transportation has already and will continue to benefit the Texas economy and more.
After the presentation and Q&A, we will move to the parking lot where at least one BEV will be displayed and available to touch and take a short ride around the block.
Vehicle(s) will be cleaned between rides with disinfectant sprays and wipes.
Paper masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 3 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
2 Models 2

Registered attendees report 279,500 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
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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