National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Reading, MA
Sep 17, 2016

Day: Saturday, September 17, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD)
230 Ash Street
Reading, MA 01867
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

RMLD hosted the event at its offices, showing the vehicles right next to the road. The showcase had vehicles from dealers and local owners. The owners walked around with the other people, talking about their cars and general ownership tips as well. There was an information booth with RMLD, state and federal information listed. We also had one dealership available for test drives. The general impression was good. The owners definitely liked being able to interact with each other and all of them were more than happy to discuss the perks of owning a vehicle. We were able to have both RMLD customers and out-of-territory owners talking about how they use their vehicles in their daily lives.

photo by: Nicole Malionek, Reading Municipal Light Department
Vehicles (L to R): Chevy Volt 2012, Chevy Volt 2015, Tesla Model S 2013(?), BMW i3 2016, Honda Fit, Mercedes-Benz B-Class

Event Description


Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) will host a community event to showcase our EV programs in addition to those available from the state. Plug-in vehicles from local automobile dealers will be available for test rides-and-drives. RMLD customers with EVs will be in attendance to offer insider reviews and commentary.  

RMLD’s event is one of more than 200 across the country where electric vehicle owners and their neighbors will hold electric car parades, “tailpipe-free” tailgate parties, recognition of leaders promoting EVs, launches of new public EV charging stations and other public events. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 38 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 3
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Tesla Model S 2
Honda Fit EV 1
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 1
5 Models 9

Registered attendees report 173,792 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
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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