National Drive Electric Week Event - West Des Moines
|Day:||Thursday, September 17, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||4:00 pm - 8:00 pm|
West Des Moines Farmers Market
5th and Maple
West Des Moines, IA 50265
This event came together in a very short period of time. I first heard about NDEW about 2 weeks ago, which is when I discovered that there were no events planned in Iowa. I agreed to arrange an event and was able procure an area at the weekly Valley Junction Farmer's Market in West Des Moines. Ford, Nissan, and BMW sent cars and representatives The Zero Motorcycle dealer brought a couple bikes and a owner of a local bike shop that modifies classic bicycles with electric drives came and brought 3 bikes. A local man that converts gas cars into EVs brought his own Porsche 944 EV. The area power utility sent a representative to tout their portfolio of renewable energy sources.
Car owners brought 2 Leafs, 3 Teslas and 4 Volts. Considering the short time I had to pull this together, I was happy with the turnout. By far the biggest crowd pleaser was the BMW i8. I highly recommend having one of these present if you are at a public event and want to get foot traffic to your area.
photo by: Mike Arkwright
BMW i3, Tesla Model S P85AWD
We have Maple Street on the east side of 5th.
Space is limited, so if you can bring an electric vehicle, please let us know by using the Register button above.
There are currently 10 attendees registered.
Expected Plug-In Vehicles
|Tesla Model S||1|
Registered attendees report 93,460 electric miles driven.