National Drive Electric Week
Sep 17, 2017
|Day:||Sunday, September 17, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
The City of Evanston participated and the mayor stopped by to issue a proclamation that this was "Drive Electric Week" in Evanston. Compared to last year the number of EV participants more than doubled with more than triple the number of oil-free miles driven. 12 different EV models showed up. Our event parking lot was full - we had to cut off EV registration. We'll look for a bigger venue for 2018. I think we can double and triple participation again next year. In that regard it's VERY important that the Nissan LEAF is no longer given the exclusive auto sponsorship of NDEW. There are too many makers of EV's now - they all deserve equal footing in sponsorship opportunities. Make this a big tent event. NDEW banners should be hanging in Chevy, Ford, BMW, Hyundai, etc... dealerships next summer and they won't if they say the Nissan LEAF is the exclusive auto sponsor. Grow this event and keep the momentum going. FYI: I owned a LEAF for 4 years and 42,000 miles and loved it.
The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.