National Drive Electric Week
Cincinnati Electric Vehicle Showcase and Ride & Drive
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 EDT|
|Location:||lot behind Springfield Township Admin Building
9150 Winton Road
Cincinnati, OH 45231
Cincinnati’s National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) event went great! Our biggest event of the year, we had five exhibitors and well over 200 attendees. We gave a total of over 200 ride/drives with 22 EVs available for ride or test drive, reflecting excellent turnout from private EV owners and local dealers alike. The Porsche Taycan and Hummer EV were continuously busy with multiple passengers. Many took advantage of the opportunity to try out more than one EV model, with one attendee test driving six different EVs.
We had another 34 EVs available for people to climb in and out and chat with their owners to hear first-hand about the EV ownership experience. That’s over 50 EVs total spanning nearly all the EV models available now. Newest was the Mercedes EQB and oldest was the original Nissan Leaf. Most affordable of the new EVs was the Chevy Bolt EUV.
One bit of excitement came when two muscle car drivers arrived to troll the event. They each did an acceleration run demonstrating their noisy exhaust systems. Police responded to a neighbor’s noise complaint. Once we explained the noisy cars were long gone, the officer decided to try out our event’s Porsche Taycan -- emerging with a smile.
In addition to numerous private owners, thanks to these companies for bringing test drive vehicles:
- McCluskey Chevrolet: GMC Hummer EV, Chevy Bolt EUV, Porsche Taycan, and Tesla Model Y.
- Kings Volkswagen: ID.4.
- Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati and West Chester: two Mercedes EQBs and an EQS.
- EVentures Rentals: Tesla Model X
- Highgrain Brewery & Kitchen: Ford E-Transit van
- Orion Electronics: their new eBike
Thanks also to Springfield Township for hosting the event and to Electrada for helping organize it.
photo by: Antoine Wilson
Hummer EV about to go out for another drive
There are currently 123 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3||10|
|Ford Mustang Mach-E||5|
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||2|
|BMW X5 xDrive45e||1|
|Chevrolet Bolt EUV||1|
|Ford F-150 Lightning||1|
|Hyundai Ioniq 5||1|
|Tesla Model X||1|
|Tesla Model Y||1|
Registered attendees report 819,545 electric miles driven.