National Drive Electric Week
Sep 10, 2016
|Day:||Saturday, September 10, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Time:||2 pm - 5 pm|
100 Harbor Drive
Middletown, CT 06457
Biggest event in Central Connecticut, held on the Connecticut River shores in Middletown, CT. Great turnout with beautiful weather. Over 200 people attended and 24 plus 6 city owned plug-ins were on display. Five local dealers were present giving ride & drives. Robotics teams were present as well as local Solar dealers and a food truck.
photo by: Dave Oliveria
This is the view at the entrance of the park. Plug-ins lined both sides of the park's main sidewalk.
All attendees and volunteers are required to wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all National Drive Electric Week 2022 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.
Park as close to the river as possible. Twelve Level 2 charging in the adjoining municipal parking lot. Test Drive a new Electric Car.
Have an Electric Vehicle (or Plug-in)? Bring your EV/Plug-In to the event to show it off and answer questions. The charging stations will be available to recharge while you're there!
Middletown Electric Car and Charging station Showcase Check out Middletown's new fleet of Ford Focus Electric vehicles and 12 public charging stations.
Local and State Elected Officials Meet the elected officials who have been responsible for supporting electric vehicles in CT.
Want to learn more about owning an EV/Plug-In? Come visit and ask real owners about their experiences.
Want to Test Drive an EV/Plug-In? Dealers from all the major (and some minor) EV car manufacturers will be attending. Compare all of them at once!
PokemanGO Youngest member of the planning team reports that there are 3 pokistops in the park and we are planning on releasing several lures during the event. Come join the fun or let us show you what this Pokeman talk is all about.
In all cases, we encourage you to register to attend to help us better plan the event (and have the right number of hot dogs on hand for you!).
NEEAA is involved with other sites across Connecticut. Check out the full list here.
Directions to Harbor Park; On Route 9, take exit for Route 66 and turn South on first left to DeKovan. Continue to fifth intersection and turn left onto Union Street. Go under the overpass and turn left onto Harbor Drive and follow white NDEW lawn signs to our event! Reserved parking for EV/Plug-in EV owners on the grass. Look for our green and white NDEW sign!
Plug In America Public Service Announcements - Here are some fun videos promoting EVs, brought to you as a public service by Plug In America. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB8A30D58E1AF9DB5
There are currently 55 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||8|
|Tesla Model S||4|
|Ford Focus Electric||2|
|BMW i3 REx||1|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||1|
|Honda Fit EV||1|
|Hyundai Sonata Plug-In||1|
|Smart fortwo electric drive||1|
|Tesla Model X||1|
Registered attendees report 378,552 electric miles driven.