National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Kailua-Kona, HI
Sep 10, 2016

Day: Saturday, September 10, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10AM-2PM HST
Location: Kona Commons
74-5450 Makala Blvd
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

We had great weather and a successful event. We had a good turnout - around 100 visitors during the 4-hour period. Many people had questions about EVs and several were keenly interested in purchasing and wanted to know more. Many came to check out and test drive the latest electric cars.

Several companies joined the event.  They handed out materials and fielded questions about EVs, PV, electric bikes, charging stations, and emerging services.

We addressed many questions regarding EV ownership, charging, and buying experiences. We also distributed had a large number of informational handouts from our national organizers and issues of Electric Car Insider.

We had several EVs at our event. 
▪ 5 Nissan LEAF
▪ 3 Tesla Model S
▪ 2 Tesla Model X
▪ 2 Chevy Volts
▪ 1 VW e-Golf
▪ 1 BMW i3
▪ 1 1980 Mercury Lynx

Our full report and gallery:

Note - the banners, signs, and Nissan goodies did not arrive until after the event.

photo by: Gary Miller
Vehicles: Chevy Volts, VW e-Golf, Tesla Model S Individuals are not identifiable.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


The Big Island Electric Vehicle Assocation, along with the Kona Commons, will be hosting this year's National Drive Electric Week event in Kailua-Kona. 

Local EV owners, EV dealers, and sustainability experts will be on hand to share the merits of EVs and address questions regarding ownership experiences.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 26 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 1
EV Conversion 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model X 1
4 Models 4

Registered attendees report 55,400 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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