National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
West Des Moines, IA
Sep 15, 2016

Day: Thursday, September 15, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 4:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Valley Junction Farmer's Market
304 5th Street, West Des Moines, Iowa
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

Our NDEW event was held at the Valley Junction Farmers Market. The event was primarily made up of EV and PHEV owners who brought their cars and motorcycles to share with the public. There were 2 auto dealers who brought cars. 2 dealers called at the last second to say they had no eligible vehicles in inventory and 3 auto dealers were no-shows with no notice. On the whole most dealers are less than enthused to participate. The highlight of the evening was the display of the Iowa State University PrISUm solar electric car, Phaeton 2. It drew a lot of attention and gathered a crowd.
I could not get a good crowd shot because the cars were spread out in lines down the block and the crowd was spread out too.

photo by: Michael Arkwright

Event Description


EV's (cars, motorcycles and bicycles) will be on display on 5th street from 4:00 - 8:30 at the Valley Junction Farmer's Market

Registered Attendees

There are currently 21 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 4
Ford Focus Electric 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Tesla Model S 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
5 Models 8

Registered attendees report 98,000 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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