National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week Event - Ottawa

Day: Saturday, September 10, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 10am - 3pm
Location: Aberdeen Square, Lansdowne Park
450 Queen Elizabeth Dr
Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3
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Event Report

There were 15 Plug-In EVs on display as follows:
3 Tesla Model S
4 Chevy Volt
1 Nissan Leaf
1 Kia Soul EV
1 Toyota Prius Plugin
1 Smart ED
1 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
1 Ford Focus Electric
1 Formula SAE EV Race car
1 Ford Ranger EV Conversion

Represented was Time To Electrify with their EV Duty EVSE, Ma Leaf Une Passion with a Nissan Leaf, Carleton U and EV Club EVCO with president Gerard Gavrel.

There was a steady flow of visitors keeping all of the EV owners busy answering questions about their vehicles and experiences as an EV owner. The EV Showcase was part of Green Energy Doors Open (GEDO) Ottawa . Politicians attending GEDO included the Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, the Ottawa city councillor for Capital Ward David Chernushenko, and the Ontario MPP for Ottawa Centre Yasir Naqvi who even displayed his i-MiEV!

photo by: Allan Poulsen
Paul Camire describes his 2012 Chevy Volt to participants.

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Event Description


The Green Energy Doors Open event in Ottawa is the place to be for a fun and informative event celebrating Drive Electric Week. We'll have electric vehicles on hand to check out, including Chevy Volts, Nissan LEAFs, Teslas, Kia Soul EVs, Conversions, and more. You can hear directly from drivers about why they made the switch to drive electric. 

If you'd like to display your own EV, register here.

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Registered Attendees

There are currently 7 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 1
EV Conversion 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Nissan LEAF 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
5 Models 5

Registered attendees report 203,000 electric miles driven.

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


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