National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
South Portland, ME
Sep 11, 2016

Day: Sunday, September 11, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12-4pm
Location: South Portland Community Center
21 Nelson Road
South Portland, ME 04106
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Event Report

This was a wonderful day. Although our Gov Paul LePage is not interested in solar, wind or hydro projects, he is interested in EVs. His spokesman Patrick Woodcock did discuss an infrastructure corridor from Quebec to Portland, Maine where charging stations will be equipped by the end of 2017. This is very exciting as we have a great number of Canadians visiting the coast of Maine during the summer season. Also the Mayor of South Portland, Maine also spoke about the number of EVs the city. They are purchasing for municipal use (a small fleet of 5 Nissan Leafs). He also discuss the many charging stations being deployed throughout the city. Also our Hannaford supermarket chain has completed the installation of DC fast charging & Nissan charging at 4 locations in Maine. Maine is getting on board.

photo by: Paul Leblond
Nissan Leaf, Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Volt, Audi A3 e-tron

Event Description


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 2021 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.

3 - DAYS TO GO!      
National Drive Electric Day           
Sunday September 11, 2016 ~ 12 - 4 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                          (Marc Lausier - photo)


South Portland Community Center
21 Nelson Road
South Portland, Maine  04102

                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Marc Lausier - photo)


 ~ Come and test drive EVs ~ See the latest models ~  
Talk to EV enthusiasts on the benefits of owning!

Experience firsthand the benefits of driving electric: 
          • fun to drive
          • cheaper to operate 
          • great for the environment

                                                                                                                                                                                       (Marc Lausier - photo)

Hope to have a Tesla Model X at the event


1901 Pan-American commemorative stamp, one of a series of six, 
depicting an electric taxicab in Washington, DC.

1914 Detroit Electric with none other than Thomas Edison

(click on the link)

Recommended Reading:

  1.       The Mobility Revolution       

Registered Attendees

There are currently 72 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 9
BMW i3 REx 4
BMW i3 3
Tesla Model S 2
Chevrolet Volt 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model X 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
Volvo XC90 AWD PHEV 1
9 Models 23

Registered attendees report 159,861 electric miles driven.

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Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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All NDEW 2021 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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