National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Drive Electric Livonia
Livonia, MI
Oct 01, 2022

Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Location: Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152
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"Drive Electric Livonia"

"Drive Electric Livonia was hosted by the Greenleaf Commission on Sustainability at Schoolcraft College on October 1, 2022.  This is the second year that the City of Livonia, Michigan has hosted a National Drive Electric Livonia event. 

  • There were 20 + electric vehicles on display, including Tesla Models 3, Y and S; Chevrolet Models Bolt and Volt; Ford Mustang Mach-E; Porsche Taykan; Kia Models Niro and EV6; Jeep Wrangler 4xe; Nissan Leaf, and several electric bikes. 
  • The ~ 50 event participants included Michigan State Senator Dayna Polehanki. 
  • Electric vehicle "test rides" were offered to event participants this year.  "Drive Electric Livonia" participants has the opportunity to take a test ride in a Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3 over a one mile route on the Schoolcraft College campus.
  • "Drive Electric Livonia" participants enjoyed the event and the opportunity to take a test ride in an electric vehicle (for many participants this was their first ride in an electric vehicle). Social media comments on the event are included below:
    • "Good job Greenleaf Sustainability Commission on bringing and keeping this opportunity on the front burner in Livonia, for discussion and for implementation. Well done." 
    • "Thoroughly enjoyed the electric event, very informative."
    • "Great event!"
    • "It was very informative.  Talking to actual owners was a great way to dispel a lot of misinformation out there."
  • A number of attendees expressed their gratitude to the electric vehicle owners for their participation in this event and to the Greenleaf commissioners for organizing "Drive Electric Livonia".
  • Consumers Energy and DTE Energy provided EV charging station product and rebate information for this event. 
  • Thank you to the National Drive Electric Week organizers for supporting our event.  See you next year!


photo by: Nicole Mehelich - Greenleaf Commission on Sustainability | City of Livonia, Michigan
Sharing electric vehicle experiences on a beautiful October morning at "Drive Electric Livonia"!

Event Description

 

National Drive Electric Week 
Drive Electric Livonia
Saturday - October 1, 2022 



Ride in an Electric Vehicle!
Celebrate National Drive Electric Week by taking a ride in an electric vehicle!  Enjoy the quiet, comfortable, and excitement of these vehicles. Experience the future of transportation at "Drive Electric Livonia"!

If You Would Like to Learn More About Electric Vehicles - This Event is for You!
The Greenleaf Commission - City of Livonia, Michigan invites you to join us at "Drive Electric Livonia" as we celebrate National Drive Electric Week .   This event will be held on Saturday, October lst at Schoolcraft College (18600 Haggerty Road Livonia, MI 48152) from 9:00 am - Noon) in front of the Bradner Library Building.  

Learn About Electric Vehicles from Electric Vehicle Owners!
Explore the fun of driving electric for all your daily routines and for out of town trips.  Come see the latest in electric vehicles.  Speak directly to electric vehicle owners, ask them questions about driving electric. 

EV Owners
If you are an electric vehicle or hybrid owner, we invite you to register your vehicle for this event.  This will give you the opportunity to proudly display your EV and share your electric vehicle experiences with event participants.  

If you have additional questions, please contact Jim Baringhaus/Greenleaf Commission at jbaringhaus@livonia.gov. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 81 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 6
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Kia Niro Electric 2
Tesla Model Y 2
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Jeep Wrangler 4xe 1
Kia EV6 1
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Tesla Model S 1
Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD 1
13 Models 21

Registered attendees report 568,880 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Vehicle Association
Sierra Club
EVHybridNoire

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All NDEW 2023 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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