National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
National Drive Electric - Omaha, NE
Omaha, NE
Sep 23, 2023

Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:00 - 4:00 pm CDT
Location: First United Methodist Church
7020 Cass St.
Omaha, NE 68132
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

 Thank you so much to everyone who helped make our National Drive Electric Week – Omaha Event a successful event Saturday, Sept. 23!

Although turnout was disappointing, about 55 people, we were competing against a lot of other activities that afternoon, especially Husker Football.

The weather was wet for the first couple of hours, but we were fortunate that the severe weather with golf ball-sized hail went north of Omaha!

Despite the wet weather, we still had 16 electric vehicles and three excellent presentations. 

Special thanks to Tim Fickenscher for all his help managing the facilities and technology at First United Methodist Church of Omaha. FUMC is a wonderful venue!

Vehicles Displayed (16):

2015 Nissan LEAF

2018 Nissan LEAF (2)

2022 Kia EV6

2023 Kia EV6

2016 Fiat 500e

2018 Tesla Model 3

2021 Tesla Model 3

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

Chevy Bolt

BMW i4 (Dealer)
Mini Cooper SE (Dealer)
Kia Niro EX (Dealer)
Kia Niro (Dealer)
Tesla Model X (Automaker supplied)

Presentations: (Jordan Anderson-MC):

·         What’s Keeping You From Going Electric? – Bill Moore, Editor – EV World

·         EVs and Our Future – Kirk Estee, Mgr. Alternative Energy Solutions, Omaha Public Power District

·         The Latest News About Public EV Charging – Brenda Moskovits, President, Eastern Nebraska Electric Vehicle Association

photo by: Clyde Anderson, Transportation Chair, Nebraska Sierra Club
Bill Moore, Editor of, making his presentation "What’s Keeping You From Going Electric?" Note: In the photo gallery below, photo "e" is a nice view of the five dealer/automaker supplied cars on display.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


We’re back in person! See, touch and sit in the driver’s seat in our variety of electric vehicles on display. Not just automobiles, but electric-assist bicycles, too!

Come attend the Nebraska Sierra Club and Eastern Nebraska Electric Vehicle Association's 4th Annual Omaha Area NDEW Show. The Eco Team at First United Methodist Church is hosting our 2023 event at its spacious facility at 7020 Cass St. in Omaha. Green Bellevue is also a sponsor.

The vehicle display will be in the parking lot on the east side of the church, and visitor parking is on the north side. Presentations and tabling will be in The Commons room adjacent to the EV display area. Events start at Noon and end about 4 PM.

Come meet the many enthusiastic EV owners who will be displaying their vehicles. Restrooms will be available inside.

Presentations in The Commons begin at 1:30 PM. Here is a list of speakers:

  • What’s Keeping You From Going Electric? – Bill Moore, Editor of EV World for over 25 years
  • EVs and Our Future – Keven Chavez, Product Manager, Omaha Public Power District
  • The Latest News About Public EV Charging - Brenda Moskovits, President, Eastern Nebraska EV Assn.
  • Panel Discussion - Our EV experts will answer questions from the audience

The event is part of the 13th annual National Drive Electric Week (NDEW).

There are now more than three million EVs on the road in the United States, and a recent survey from Cox Automotive found consumers considering purchasing an EV for their next vehicle is at an all-time high. The increased interest in EVs makes NDEW events important to educating the public about the incredible benefits of owning an EV, from cost-savings on maintenance and fuel to improved air quality, convenience, and performance.

In addition to new EVs, several older EVs and their owners will be on hand to explain the merits of these vehicles. Federal tax credits are now available for used EVs purchased from licensed dealers making an affordable option for drivers who can’t afford new electric vehicles.

DIRECTIONS: From 72nd & Dodge (Crossroads), drive north on 72nd St. two blocks to Cass St. Then turn right (east) on Cass and proceed up the hill to the church entrance on the left (north). Proceed north past the church and park in the lot on the north side of the building. Follow the signs to the display. BY TRANSIT: It’s only a one-block walk from the Route 8 and 18 stops at 72nd & Cass. Just walk one block east on Cass to the Church. And it’s only a ¼-mile walk from the ORBT stops at 72nd & Dodge.

The Eastern NE Electric Vehicle Association, the Nebraska Sierra Club, Green Bellevue, and the Environment Committee of First United Methodist Church jointly organized and sponsor National Drive Electric Week 2023 – Omaha

About Our Local Groups:

Nebraska Sierra Club: The Nebraska Chapter of the Sierra Club is a statewide organization with a Transportation Committee that promotes green transportation in the areas such as: electric vehicles and charging stations, bicycle routes, and mass transit.
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Eastern Nebraska Electric Vehicle Association:  The Eastern Nebraska Electric Vehicle Association promotes the changeover to electric-powered transportation vehicles because EVs are quicker, cleaner, safer, and cheaper to own and operate.
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Green Bellevue: Green Bellevue is a community organization composed of passionate individuals who care deeply about conserving our planet's natural resources, educating the public about the issues, and taking action to mitigate the harmful effects of the climate crisis.
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First United Methodist Church (FUMC): The First United Methodist Church (7020 Cass St. Omaha) is a welcoming and inclusive community, inspired to grow with and in God. Promoting a sustainable future is one part of our mission.
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Registered Attendees

There are currently 27 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Kia EV6 2
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 2
Tesla Model 3 2
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 1
Fiat 500e 1
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
7 Models 10

Registered attendees report 402,500 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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