National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Waynesville, NC
Sep 16, 2017

Day: Saturday, September 16, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 6-10 pm
Location: Waynesville Block Party
9 S. Main Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

Nine members of the Blue Ridge EV Club interacted with about 200 people who stopped to learn about electric cars during the Waynesville, North Carolina Downtown Block Party (a closed street event with 2 bands and open businesses). We exhibited five cars and an information booth (the only booth or street display allowed). People were impressed by aspects of affordability (operating costs, new car discounts, used car value), availability and technology (2017 Tesla S fully autonomous and 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV). No test drives were able to be given. The well-respected, regional Land-of-Sky Clean Vehicle Coalition provided the major coordination and a variety of printed handouts.

photo by: Joseph Baum
Beth & Dave Erb (2015 White Nissan Leaf), Travis Owen (Dark Blue 2017 Tesla S), 2017 Chevrolet Bolt (Joe Baum owner - photographer), Paul Lemieux III (2016 Blue Chevrolet Volt), Samantha, Janaki and Rudy Beharrysingh (2014 Blue Nissan Leaf), Bill Eaker (Land-of-Sky Clean Vehicle Coalition)

Event Description


Blue Ridge Electric Vehicle Club owners will display electric cars during the Waynesville, NC, September Block Party. 

Three live bands, music & dancing 

Kids On Main Activity (6-7 pm)

Shops and restaurants will be open

See the latest models of electric cars

EV Display Sponsors:

Registered Attendees

There are currently 18 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Tesla Model S 1
4 Models 5

Registered attendees report 98,100 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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