National Drive Electric Week


Day: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 3 pm
Location: Benjamin Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38111
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Event Report

Today's event was a BIG success!
We had a Fedex VP of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability as keynote speaker, 13 EV owners brought cars and more spectators than we expected. Paul Young with Sustainable Shelby and Lora Jobe from Senator Lamar Alexander's office were in attendance.
As the EVs showed up at the Central Library it attracted so much attention we decided to drop the parade and left the EVs in the display area, parked in circular fashion around a beach canopy and helium balloons.
The t-shirts from TDEC were a hit.
Of interest to attendees was one speaker's home solar system, allowing him to earn enough revenue from selling his power to the utility to provide for all his EVs fuels needs+.
Several EV owners took passengers for rides.
2 local TV stations taped interviews. We had 100 people in attendance, 29 registered online. 2 Teslas, a Mitsubishi, 2 Volts, an ATV, an electric bicycle, 8 Leafs and a Prius.
33 people signed up for an EV Club in Shelby County.

photo by: Joe Ozegovich
Paul Rice, making things happen!

Event Description


The inaugural event in Memphis will be a part of the US Green Building Council's "Green Week" at the Benjamin Hooks Central  Library. Plug In Day will be observed from 3-5pm on Wednesday, September 25. Expect a line-up of electric vehicles, knowledgeable speakers, and perhaps ride-a-long in a brand new Tesla or other EV! 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 28 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 7
Tesla Model S 3
Chevrolet Volt 1
Other 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
5 Models 13

Registered attendees report electric miles driven.

Presented By


Nissan LEAF® is the exclusive automotive sponsor of National Drive Electric Week™



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