National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Kennett Square, PA
Sep 12, 2015

Day: Saturday, September 12, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Location: E. Cypress & S. Broad Streets
200 S. Broad Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2015.

Event Report

National Drive Electric Week Kennett Square (Mushroom Festival) was hosted by MD Volt Inc. and Eastern Electric Vehicle Club (EEVC) in downtown Kennett Square, PA on Broad Street at the 30th Annual Mushroom Festival Antique and Classic Car Show. The highlight of the event was a 1916 Rauch and Lang Electric Car driven and displayed by Jeff Pollock, volunteer/driver for the Marshall Steam Museum (about 7 miles away). We reached a large number of people walking through to get to the main festival area. Also unique to the event, were a 2008 BMW Mini-E (on lease as part of an ongoing vehicle-to-grid (V2G) demonstration project by The University of Delaware) and a Chevrolet S-10 EV pickup with a bed that could raise to show the lithium batteries below. On breaks, EV owners walked the festival, shopped, and got tasty mushroom food items, like fried mushrooms, mushroom soup and more, making it an event fun for the whole family. A proclamation was delivered by Mayor Matthew Fetick's office.

photo by: MD Volt Inc.
From left to right, Ronald Whittaker, owner 2010 Tesla Roadster; Jeff Pollock, volunteer/driver, 1916 Rauch & Lang Electric ( Marshall Steam Museum); David Bennett (grey shirt/hat), owner 2013 Tesla Model S; Todd Wilson (plaid shirt), owner 2008 BMW Mini-E; and other guests of the 30th Annual Mushroom Festival.

Event Description


Join us for one of the area's largest National Drive Electric Week outreach efforts in the region, as 2,000-3,000 people are expected to walk through the Mushroom Festival Car show this year, with hundreds of thousands of people expected to attend the Mushroom Festival over the weekend.

Owners bringing an EV will meet at the Longwood Gardens parking lot at 8:00 AM and drive to the event together at 8:30 AM sharp, so we can park near each other.

Preregister by September 4, 2015: $15
Day of Event: $20

The Mushroom Festival Event and Car Show is open to the Public at 10 AM; General Admission is $3

National Drive Electric Week EV owners will be meeting to display at the 2015 Antique and Classic Car Show at the 30th Annual Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square, PA.

Also on display will be a 1916 Rauch and Lang Electric Car.

Event will feature:
  • Group drive from Longwood Gardens to the Festival Car Show (see map below); Each EV owner will receive a Drive Electric Car Flag.
  • Planned: Proclamation from Borough of Kennett Square
  • Giveaways
  • And more...
Preregister by September 4, 2015: $15
Day of Event: $20

Sponsored in part by MD Volt Inc.

Drive route to main event from Longwood Gardens (leaving Longwood Gardens at 8:30 AM):

Registered Attendees

There are currently 28 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 6
Chevrolet Volt 5
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 3
BMW Mini-E 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Tesla Roadster 1
6 Models 17

Registered attendees report 436,640 electric miles driven.

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