National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week Event - Dallas-Fort Worth

Day: Saturday, September 19, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Grapevine Mills Mall
2C Parking Lot
3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy
Grapevine, TX 76051
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Event Report

Our event was been in the works for over 8 months with one goal in mind, gather the most EVs in one place ever in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area. We absolutely crushed the previous year's vehicle numbers with about 116 vehicles on display from owners and local dealers. The support we received from the EV community has been awesome and it showed when over 100 owners showed up. In the DFW area we haven't had rain in about a month and on our NDEW day, it rained, quite a bit. It didn't stop owners and potential owners from showing up and having fun though. We raffled off prizes, including a weekend with the LEAF and a weekend with the Volt. The rain was disappointing but the event was a tremendous success.


photo by: NCTCOG Staff
BMW i8; BMW i3, BMW i3, Nissan LEAF

Event Description

 

Many thanks to all who came out to the event on Saturday -- Exhibitors, EV Owners, and Friends alike. We had well over 100 EVS in attendance, which is certainly a Texas record!


Photos and video from the event will be posted soon!


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The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Clean Cities Coalition is excited to be planning the DFW event for National Drive Electric Week! 


This year’s DFW event will be held on Saturday, September 19, from 10:00am to 2:00pm in section 2C (between Neiman Marcus Last Call and Saks Off 5th) of the Grapevine Mills Mall parking lot. 


10:00 am – Event Opening!

Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers, charging infrastructure retailers, EV fleet representatives, North Texas environmental and electric vehicle advocacy organizations, and even an electricity-powered bicycle company will be set up and ready to answer all of your questions!


Additionally, start your day behind the wheel of an all-electric car! The Nissan Ride and Drive opportunity starts as soon as we do.


Exhibitors and Ride and Drives will be available throughout the entire event.


11:00 am – EV Check-In

All North Texas electric and plug-in electric vehicle owners are called to join the largest gathering of EVs in North Central Texas! Check in to get your EV Owner badge and show off your ride.


11:30 am – Official EV Count

It won’t be an official record, but it will surely be one for the books! Let’s show everyone how DFW does EV!


12:00 pm – The Car Guy Show

Tim Miller and crew, from DFW’s own The Car Guy Show will be on site to profile the event, talk to owners, and explore the world of EVs.


1:00 pm – Prizes and Giveaways
All afternoon we'll be helping our Exhibitors raffle off awesome prizes and giveaways! You could win a Chevy Volt for a weekend -- just for showing up and chatting with Exhibitors and EV owners! Plus, all attendees who test drive a LEAF at the Nissan Ride and Drive opportunity will be entered into a drawing to win a LEAF sweatshirt, and iPad, or even a weekend with a Nissan Leaf. Stick around to see if you’re the lucky winner.


2:00 pm – Event Ends

The event wraps up and the packing up process begins. Thank you to everyone who attended and participated!


Additional activities throughout the event will include hands on displays for all ages to learn more about EVs and charging options, along with entertainment, snacks, and giveaways.

Grapevine Mills has four level 2 (J1772) chargers and one CHAdeMO DC Fast-Charger. Charging stations are located in the same parking lot as the event.

How to Make DFW’s National Drive Electric Week Even Better

  1. Register for the event!

  2. If you drive an EV, bring it (and register it for the event, too)!

  3. RSVP with the Register button above and to the Facebook event .

  4. Bring your friends! You can help us get the word out and let other North Texans experience the joys of Driving Electric. Share the Facebook event, and use the hashtags #texasEV, #NDEW2015, and #DFWCleanCities to let everyone know you’re attending!




Registered Attendees

There are currently 466 attendees registered.

Expected Plug-In Vehicles

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 39
Nissan LEAF 37
Chevrolet Volt 20
BMW i3 7
BMW i3 REx 4
Cadillac ELR 3
Fisker Karma 2
Ford Focus Electric 2
Ford Fusion Energi 2
Other Plug-In Vehicle 2
Tesla Roadster 2
Toyota Plug-in Prius 2
EV Conversion 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
15 Models 125

Registered attendees report 2,312,577 electric miles driven.

Presented By

PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR

Nissan LEAF® is the exclusive automotive sponsor of National Drive Electric Week

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSOR

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