National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Overland Park, KS
Sep 10, 2017

Day: Sunday, September 10, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11am-7pm
Location: Jewish Community Campus
5801 W 115th St
Overland Park, KS 66211
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Event Report

We started off with a parade into the event, led by a 1917 Detroit Electric. BMW sponsored the event, and had 4 e-cars for ride-and-drives, and one for static display. There was a Chevy Bolt on display from the dealer. The other cars (2 Leafs, 3 Teslas, a Ford Focus Electric, Chevy Spark, Zero motorcycle, a Karman Ghia conversion...) were privately owned. There were display tables staffed by people from the Metropolitan Energy Center, the regional electricity provider (KCPL), and a local nonprofit (MindDrive) that teaches high school students how to convert ICE cars to electric. We also had a terrific ride-and-drive display of e-bicycles from ERIKS'S Bicycles (these numbers are not included in the "Number of test rides/drives given" tally). We had great weather, and feel the event was very successful.

photo by: Ace Allen
Detroit Electric 1917, BMWs, Volts, Leaf, etc.

Event Description


All attendees and volunteers are required to wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all National Drive Electric Week 2022 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.

Electric Avenue will feature a wide range of privately owned electric vehicles, as well as a booth with electric bicycles that can be taken for a trial spin. 

BMW, the event sponsor, will offer ride-and-drives of its full line of electric vehicles.

The event  is paired with the Jewish Culture Fest of Greater Kansas City, which attracts about 7,000 people from throughout the Kansas City metro area.

A highlight will be the display of a 1917 Detroit Electric automobile, restored to original condition. It will be driven from a local museum to the festival site. We plan to provide an escort and "honor guard" of modern electric cars!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 54 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 6
Chevrolet Volt 3
BMW i3 1
EV Conversion 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
5 Models 12

Registered attendees report 483,340 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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Community Partners

All NDEW 2022 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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