National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Cincinnati, OH
Sep 09, 2017

Day: Saturday, September 9, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10am to 3pm
Location: Tri County Mall
Cincinnati, OH
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

We had a great time at our 2nd Annual NDEW event in Cincinnati! Many test rides and drives were provided.
BMW North of Cincinnati and Jake Sweeney Chevrolet were busy giving almost continuous test drives in the BMW i3, i8, 530e and Chevy Bolt.
Many local EV owners also brought their cars and motorcycles to proudly show off, with several offering ride and drives in the Leaf, Volt, Model S and Model X. We also had a Cadillac ER, Toyota Plug-in Prius, and a Mitsubishi i-MiEV.
The Mitsubishi owner showed how the car could be used to power an electric grill to cook hamburgers, and passed out free hotdogs to anyone who would sign the Sierra Club Petition! We also had a few other very special EV attractions:
The local Workhorse Group made the Cincinnati debut of the first electric pickup truck ever built from the ground up, the hybrid W-15. Two local news stations were on hand to do stories about the truck.
The Garage OTR brought multiple electric Segways, bicycles and scooters for people to try out, providing a lot of fun and entertainment!

photo by: Susan McCullough
The Workhorse W-15 Pickup Truck, the worlds first electric pickup built from the ground up. At the rear of the truck are John Willig of Workhorse, WLWT reporter Richard Chiles, and Mike Detkas of Workhorse. At the front of the W-15 is Tony Bort of Workhorse, with a WLWT cameraman.

Event Description


Come to the Second Annual National Drive Electric Week Ride and Drive Event in Cincinnati
on Saturday, September 9th from 10am to 3pm at the Tri-County Mall

     We will be in the parking lot on the corner of Princeton Pike and Kemper Road
        (by BJ’s Brewhouse and the Ethan Allen Furniture store) 

      Already own an EV? Come put your car on display and talk to attendees about why you love driving electric.  
      You are the best ambassadors for Electric Vehicles!
      Please register your vehicle on the website. 

      We encourage everyone who is planning to attend to register on the website. 
      Click the blue register button at the top of the page to attend this event and complete a short survey for a chance to win $250.
      We have lined up several local EV dealers to show off their vehicles and to provide ride and drives.

      We currently have commitments from:

      1.  BMW of Cincinnati North, a Jake Sweeney company - BMW i3, i8, 530e hybrid EVs
      2.  Jake Sweeney Chevrolet - Volt hybrid EV
      3.  Workhorse Group - maker of the W-15 hybrid electric pickup truck, Surely hybrid electric helicopter, hybrid electric delivery vans for UPS, FedEx, Alpha Baking, Cintas
      4.  Tesla - Model S, Model X, Model 3 - first deliveries on July 28th!
      5.  City of Cincinnati Office of Environment and Sustainability - provides free parking stickers for parking meters and one garage in Cincinnati for EV owners (but not hybrids)
      6.  The Garage OTR - Home of Segway of Cincinnati 
      7.  Citizens Climate Lobby - Governments will respond to the will of the people provided we tell them what we want. And what we want is a livable world.
      8.  Clean Fuels Ohio -  dedicated to improving air quality and health, reducing environmental pollution, strengthening Ohio’s economy, and enhancing our nation''s energy security by promoting and encouraging the use of cleaner, domestic fuels and efficient vehicles. 
      9. Piston Society Motorcycle Shop, Cincinnati - licensed Zero motorcycle dealer.

      Plug-in Electric Vehicles scheduled to be at the event:

       1. Workhorse W-15 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Pick-Up Truck * New this year*
       2. Workhorse EGen Plug-in hybrid electric delivery truck with drone
       3. Tesla Model S 4-door Plug-in sedan
       4. Tesla Model X 4-door Plug-in SUV
       5. BMW i3 4-door Plug-in sedan 
       6. BMW i8 Plug-in hybrid 2-door sports car 
       7. BMW 530e iPerformance Plug-in hybrid 4-door sedan * New this year*
       8. Chevy Volt hybrid electric 4-door sedan
       9. Nissan LEAF Plug-in 4-door sedan
     10. Garage OTR Plug-in Electric Bikes *New this year*
     11. Zero Electric Motorcycles *New this year*
     12. Chevy Bolt 4-door Sedan * New this year*

      Unique Electric Vehicles from Workhorse and The Garage OTR: *All new this year*

       1. Workhorse Surefly hybrid electric 2-seat helicopter * Unable to be at Show* (Hopefully next year) 
       2. Garage OTR Segways
       3. Columbia Par Car Summit 4 (LSV)
       4. Segway PTs
       5. Segway Mini Pro
       6. Stromer Electric Bikes
       7. Easy Motion Electric Bikes
       8. A2B Electric Bikes
       9. Zumaround Electric Kick Scooters
      10. Urban Arrow Electric Family/Cargo Bike  and more...

       Plug-in Electric Vehicles we hope to have at the event:

       1. UPS hybrid electric delivery truck - made locally by Workhorse - 2 are making deliveries in Cincinnati
       2. FedEx hybrid electric delivery truck - made by locally Workhorse - 2 are making deliveries in Cincinnati
       3. Electric passenger vans

       Check back for updates!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 92 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 5
Chevrolet Volt 4
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 3
Tesla Model X 2
Zero Motorcycle 2
BMW i3 1
Cadillac ELR 1
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
11 Models 22

Registered attendees report 551,086 electric miles driven.

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