National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Charlotte, NC
Sep 15, 2017

Day: Friday, September 15, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center Plaza
600 E. 4th St
Charlotte, NC 28202
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

The 2017 Charlotte National Drive Electric Week event on September 15th went off without a hitch. A special thanks to the City of Charlotte for partnering with the Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition as co-hosts for this year's event. We had a great media presence with both Spectrum TV and the local Channel 9 news coming out to cover our event.
Many thanks to the EV owners who showed up; we had a total of 14 vehicles present. While the audience was smaller than in recent years, there were still plenty of people interested in stopping by for a chat with an EV owner or getting in a vehicle to check out the features. Among the selection were several Nissan Leafs', a Fiat 500e, a Chevy Volt, a Tesla Model S and a Model X, a Ford C-MAX Energi, BMW brought two vehicles, a Mini Cooper and BMW 330e; Club Car brought a commercial, fit-to-task series work utility vehicle; Duke Energy's VIA truck; and an electric baggage tow vehicle from Piedmont Airlines, now owned by American Airlines.

photo by: Carina Soriano, Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition
(L to R): Ford Focus, City of Charlotte; Tesla Model S, Andrew Diamond; Nissan Leaf; Tesla Model X, Robert Reynolds; Fiat 500e, Juan Boyce; BMW Mini Cooper, Cody Smith.

Event Description


Come join the City of Charlotte in partnership with Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition in celebrating and learning more about electric vehicles and sustainable transportation! This interactive showcase event is open to the public and will be held at GovPorch in front of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.  There will be multiple electric vehicles on display, information and resources from community partners, food, and entertainment! We hope to make it our biggest Drive Electric event yet!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 31 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 2
Fiat 500e 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Tesla Model S 2
Cadillac ELR 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Tesla Model X 1
7 Models 11

Registered attendees report 237,125 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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All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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