National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Worcester, MA
Sep 13, 2017

Day: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 3PM - 6:30PM
Location: WPl Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center
76 Washburn Ave
Worcester, MA 01605
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

The Worcester Polytechnic Institute ride and drive included seven dealership vehicles ranging from BMW, Chevrolet, and Ford with a Tesla static display (vendor vehicle). There were 22 community EV vehicles. The event opened with a 30 minute speaking portion with speeches from John Orr (Director of Sustainability at WPI), Secretary Matt Beaton (MA Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs), Aleta Fazzone (Director of Community Engagement at National Grid), and Gina Coplon-Newfield (Campaign Director for Clean Transportation For All at Sierra Club).
The event produced 71 test drives and 47 passenger rides for a total of 118 EV experiences.

John Orr, Director of Sustainability at WPI, with opening remarks

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Join us Wednesday, September 13th at Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Life Science and Bioengineering Center

MASS DRIVE CLEAN - an initiative brought to you by the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs, MassDEP, National Grid, in conjunction with the Worcester Clean Tech Incubator - is proud to announce its third year at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. This public event is held as part of National Drive Electric Week, a nationwide celebration to promote and highlight the advantages and technology in plug-in electric vehicles and motorcycles. The event is open to all Massachusetts residents and will provide the opportunity to test drive a variety of the newest generation of electric vehicles. Participants will also be able to learn more about rebates and incentives available through the MOR-EV program.

Electric Bicycle Ride Will be Provided By Fi-Field Bikes


Food Trucks Will Be Selling Fresh Fare

Past Test Drive Participants Include:


Past Display Participants Include:


Registered Attendees

There are currently 58 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 4
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Tesla Model S 2
Tesla Model X 2
Toyota Plug-in Prius 2
BMW i3 1
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
11 Models 18

Registered attendees report 453,659 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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