National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Brookline, MA
Sep 17, 2016

Day: Saturday, September 17, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Larz Anderson Auto Museum
15 Newton St
Brookline, MA 02445
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

Over 150 EV drivers and spectators brought their enthusiasm and 50 vehicles to the historic Larz Anderson Auto Museum for EV Day this year. 25 different makes and models demonstrated some of the many ways to drive oil free and benefit the environment.

Participants included
- Examples of almost every production electric vehicle eligible for Massachusetts EV Rebates and Federal Tax Credits
- Iconic or out of production EVs like the BMW i8, Tesla Model X and Tesla Roadster
- A Tesla Model X that just completed a cross country road trip without burning a drop of gasoline
- Gas car conversions to electric powertrains - Chevy, Honda and MG
- eBikes from Victory Motorcycles, electric Bicycles, XL Hybrids commercial truck, and startup TransitX
- Industrial strength charging solutions from Wattzilla
- Massachusetts MOR-EV, Climate Action Brookline, and Mass Energy Consumers Alliance

photo by: Kevin Taback
Some of the many vehicles at the event included Ford, Chevrolet, BMW, Tesla, Nissan and prototype Transit X vehicle

Event Description



Curious about Driving Electric?  EV Enthusiast?

If so, help us celebrate 2016 National Drive Electric Week at Electric Vehicle Day in Brookline, MA.  On Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm, come see how people like you are driving Oil Free.  Speak with new and experienced owners of electric vehicles and see dozens of different examples of electric transportation side by side.  Bring your questions or your own electric vehicle and share the enthusiasm for the morning at the historic Larz Anderson Auto Museum, 15 Newton Street, Brookline MA.  


National Drive Electric Week, celebrating its sixth anniversary this year, is based on the idea that nothing beats learning the ropes from existing owners who ride-and-drive in clean, quiet and powerful plug-in vehicles, for converting gasoline-car drivers to EV owners. The event showcases the cost-savings, clean-air benefits and fun of plug-ins. Plug In America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association team up with local groups to organize events, which feature all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars from every automaker on the market.


Benefits of driving an electric car:

·       Lower operational costs– The estimated cost of electricity needed to power an electric car is about a third of the cost of gasoline.

·       Lower maintenance costs– cars have fewer moving parts than gas-powered vehicles.

·       Zero operating emissions– The emissions associated with electric cars is limited to that coming from power plants generating electricity to charge the batteries, not from tailpipe emissions.

·       Overall reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions– CO2 is the principal gas associated with climate change.

·       Reduced pollution to oceans, rivers and ground water – Decreased use of petroleum gasoline and motor oil means fewer spills.

·       Relief from urban noise pollution– Electric motors are quiet as well as clean

·       Cleaner air, better living!

This free EV Day event will be an informal version of other themed lawn events held on the Larz Anderson Auto Museum grounds where attendees and owners will have the opportunity to show their vehicles and see a wide range of conversions and new production models available on the market.   Open to any 2-4 wheel conversion, custom build or modern factory built plug-in electric vehicle and other sustainable forms of transportation.  

Registered Attendees

There are currently 189 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 10
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 7
Other Plug-In Vehicle 5
Volkswagen e-Golf 5
EV Conversion 3
Ford Focus Electric 3
Smart fortwo electric drive 3
BMW i3 2
BMW i3 REx 2
BMW i8 2
Chevrolet Volt 2
Tesla Model X 2
Audi A3 e-tron 1
Fiat 500e 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Volvo XC90 AWD PHEV 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
22 Models 56

Registered attendees report 636,427 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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Drive Electric USA logo

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All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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