National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
New York City
New York City, NY
Sep 13, 2017

Day: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Seafarer's & International House
123 E 15th Street at Irving Place
New York City, NY 10003
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

We had a 7-person panel including Ben Mandel of Mayor DeBlasio's Office of Sustainability, John Voelcker of Green Car Reports, Zach Kahn of BYD, Seth Weintraub of Electrek.Co , John Shipman and Sherry Login of Con Ed and Judah Aber of EB Start.

45 people signed post cards to Governor Cuomo urging him to direct VW Settlement funds to electric school buses and transit buses vehicles and to expand charging to ALL communities, including low income communities and communities with multi-uni dwellings.

NYC Dept of Transportation co-sponsored the event.

About 8 NYC Sierra Club volunteers worked on the event.

About 60 attended.

photo by: Kat Fisher
From Left: Seth Weintraub, Zach Kahn, Ben Mandel, John Voelcker, Sherry Login, John Shipman, Judah Aber

Event Description


The Sierra Club's Electric Vehicle Initiative in NY partnered with the local NYC Sierra Club to expand their monthly lecture series for National Drive Electric Week.  This Electric Vehicle Panel Discussion will explore the expansion of Electric Vehicles in NYC. 

This panel discussion will include segments on electric buses, electric trucks, electric cars and related federal, state and local NYC policies that accelerate Electric Vehicle adoption.

**IMPORTANT NOTE FOR EV DRIVERS** - Due to VERY limited street parking on East 15th Street, just a few Electric Vehicles of high interest will be displayed on E 15th Street starting at 6PM, including a BMWi3, a Chevy Bolt, a Tesla Model X and 40' BYD Zero Emission Bus.  Others will have to find parking independently.  

Panelists will include:
Zachary Kahn, Director of Government Relations - North America / Director of Business Development - NYC;  John Voelcker, Editor of Green Car Reports; Benjamin Mandel, Renewable Energy Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability; Judah Aber, Co-Founder EB Start Consulting.  Additional confirmations are forthcoming.

Light refreshments will be available.

[ This event is Co-Sponsored by NYC DOT. ]

Registered Attendees

There are currently 70 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Other Plug-In Vehicle 2
Tesla Model S 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Tesla Model X 1
6 Models 8

Registered attendees report 295,550 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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All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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