National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Des Moines, IA
Sep 14, 2016

Day: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: Des Moines, IA 50309
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The Mayor of Des Moines, Frank Cownie, declared September 10 - 18 as National Drive Electric Week, but could not attend the event.

The street closure area was surrounded by major employers including Nationwide and Wellmark insurance companies. We had ride and drive vehicles parked along a road that was open, Locust Street. Of the 16 vehicles present, some were individual owners, car dealerships, a business owner that uses EVs for delivering burritos, and a Porsche converted to electric. We had a food truck serving salads and smoothies and a hot dog cart.

The parking garage manager for Nationwide attended and learned about how to be more engaged to offer workplace charging for employees. The mayor of a nearby city, Windsor Heights attended.

photo by: Iowa Clean Cities Coalition
On left: Tesla Model S, coverted Porsche, 2 Smart EVs, Chevy Volt and some electric bicycles. On right: Smart EV, Mercedes GLE550e, hot dog cart, Mitsubishi iMiev, Nissan Leaf, and others behind it not visible in the picture. the photo gallery provided will have more pics updated by the end of 9/16.

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The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.

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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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