National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Durham, NH
Sep 16, 2017

Day: Saturday, September 16, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (Public) & 11:30AM (EV drivers)
Location: Wagon Hill Farm
156 Piscataqua Rd
Durham, NH 03824
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

Our event runs at Wagon Hill Farm in coordination with our annual town fair. As a result, hundreds of residents flow through our upper meadow vehicle display area on their way to a large free BBQ, live music, many informational displays, and a beautiful waterfront scene. As a result, we get not only 20 electrical vehicle enthusiasts and car shoppers hoping to see many EVs in one place, but also each year attract new converts to the electric vehicle fold as they walk by on their way to the lunch tables. A festive happy atmosphere predominates and we highly recommend this as a model for increasing the visibility of area EVs. Our sister event in Portsmouth also went well as it was easier to access for dealers and very well managed. Most of us left the Durham event at 2PM and arrived in Portsmouth increasing their number of cars on display and supporting the dealers with user/owner testimonials.

Event Description


Durham, NH Celebrates National Drive Electric Week

Test drive the newest EVs on the market at this 
free event, 
hosted by the Town of Durham, NH

Wagon Hill Farm
156 Piscataqua Rd
Durham, NH  03824

Saturday September 16th, 2017
Rain Date: Same Times on Sunday, September 17th

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM -- Electric Vehicle Drivers Arrive to Park in Lower Meadow Display Area.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM -- Public Opening for Electric Vehicle Car Show and Durham Day Festivities.

SIGN UP HERE: Portsmouth Event Page
Free parking

The Energy Committee of the Town of Durham, NH invites you to our third annual National Drive Electric Week event held in conjunction with Durham Day, the town's annual celebration with free food, drink, kayak demonstrations, boat rides, and much, much more.  

CHARGING YOUR EV IN DURHAM: Vehicles needing to charge up are welcome to charge for free all weekend at our dual dedicated Level 2 ChargePoint EV charging parking spots in the Pettee Brook Municipal Lot, Pettee Brook Lane, Durham, NH 03824.  A third charging station is available at the Durham Public Library, 49 Madbury Road.

We invite Electric Vehicle owners to register for the event and bring their vehicles during the EV pre-event parking and meet and greet period (11:30 AM - 12:30 PM).  Once parked in a meadow in an impressive car show formation, EV drivers are encouraged to explore the other Durham Day activities in addition to discussing and demonstrating their vehicles to attend. A free BBQ lunch will be served.

Chevrolet, BMW, Nissan, Tesla, and other dealers are likely to have electric vehicles and offer free test drives depending a bit on available inventory.  If you ever want to feel the power, handling, and emissions free fun of driving an all-electric car, now is your chance! 

If you have any questions or suggestions for this event, please contact Charlie Forcey using the contact button on this page.  We look forward to seeing you all there.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 60 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 5
Chevrolet Volt 3
BMW i3 2
BMW i3 REx 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
8 Models 17

Registered attendees report 355,554 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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Green Level Sponsor

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

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