National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Hilo, HI
Sep 16, 2017

Day: Saturday, September 16, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 900am - 1200pm
Location: The Home Depot
380 Makaala St
Hilo, HI 96720
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

Our 3-hour event was at The Home Depot in Hilo. We had about 100 people in attendance. Thanks to our site host, we had 4 pop-up canopies to provide shelter from the rain and sun and ample parking. Several of our members joined our event and many brought their electric cars. We had representatives from Chevy, NISSAN, SunRun, HELCO, and the Citizens Climate Lobby.

Senator Russell Ruderman and Lance Niimi, executive assistant to the mayor spoke about sustainable transportation and the role of electric vehicles in meeting our sustainability goals.

We had the honor of having a Plug In America founder, Mike Kane, in attendance. He was accompanied by Cathy Lam (a founder of

We had 22 EVs. Test drives were made of the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model S. Our EVs: 6 Nissan LEAF, 4 Tesla Model S, 3 Chevy Volt, 2 Chevy Bolt, 2 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, 1 Tesla Model X, 1 Kia Soul, 1 BYD e6, 1 ‘81 Mercury Lynx, 1 Toyota Prius Prime

photo by: Gary Miller
Chevy Volt, Tesla Model S, Chevy Bolt, Nissan LEAF, Mitsubishi i-MiEV Noel Morin, Cindy Lam, Eric Hayden, Jared Terpak, Cody Osborne, Rico Reed, Cody Phillips, Gerry Madie, Gail Madie

More photos from this event.

Event Description


The Big Island EV Association will be hosting a meet-up in Hilo to celebrate Drive Electric Week!

This is a great opportunity to meet other EV owners, to learn about electric car benefits and ownership experiences, and see the latest EVs – Nissan LEAF, Chevy Bolt, Chevy Volt, Tesla Model S and X, and others.

The meet-up will be at The Home Depot in Hilo.

We hope to see you there.  Bring your family and friends!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 36 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 4
Tesla Model S 4
Chevrolet Volt 1
EV Conversion 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Tesla Model X 1
7 Models 13

Registered attendees report 236,256 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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