National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Hastings, MI
Sep 09, 2017

Day: Saturday, September 9, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Hastings Public Library
227 East State Street
Hastings, MI 49058
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

A big THANK YOU to Hastings Public Library Director BARBARA HAYWOOD for inviting us to bring the Drive Electric Week celebration to Hastings and for doing such a fantastic job of organizing the event and getting it publicized! The community's local papers - the Hastings Banner and the Reminder - helped get the word out. WBCH 100.1 FM plugged us on the air and on their website.

Thanks to all the local excitement about electric cars, we've heard that the city is considering installing charging stations! Thanks, Hastings, for giving us the opportunity to share our electric car excitement - and for your enthusiastic response!

photo by: Paul Pancella of Kalamazoo Electric Vehicle Association
From left to right: Bruce Brown's 2015 Nissan Leaf, Ben Brown's 2010 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Paul Pancella's 2013 Nissan Leaf.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Sierra Club Southwest Michigan Group and Kalamazoo Electric Vehicle Association will celebrate National Drive Electric Week 2017 with three big Southwest Michigan events September 9 through 17.

Be in Hastings Saturday, September 9, to see why the whole wide world is joining the inevitable transition from gasoline-powered transportation to electric.
2015 Nissan LeafDriving electric isn't just for the golf course anymore! Electric cars like this 2015 Nissan Leaf belong on our streets and highways - and in your driveway!

If you haven't been plugging your car in and driving on electricity, you're paying way too much for fuel and for routine maintenance. And you're missing out on all the clean, quiet power. And you're not having enough fun! Electric car owners are treating the planet and themselves better!

Join us at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 9, at Hastings Public Library, 227 East State Street, for a special presentation on why electric cars are right for the planet and right for you!


If you can't be in Hastings on Saturday, September 9, maybe you can make it to one of our other celebrations.

The restaurant parking lot was full of electric cars! It was a KEVA/Sierra Club planning session for Kalamazoo Drive Electric Week 2017. Photo: Paul Pancella for SWMG/KEVA.
South Haven Memorial Library

On Monday, September 11, 5:00 PM, at South Haven Memorial Library, 314 Broadway, KEVA members Paul Pancella and Mike Walenga will explain why electric car ownership makes sense for you. FREE highway-capable electric vehicle rides will follow the presentation.

Western Michigan University.

We'll be at WMU's physical plant parking lot, 425 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, Wednesday September 13 at 5:00 PM.

Come to any or all three of our events to get in on all the electric-car excitement!

Support the transition to plug-in electric vehicles.

Please sign the Plug In America petition. Send this message to our elected leaders: "You have the power to support smart policies for EVs at the federal level. I urge you to support innovation and the future of transportation!"

This was the scene at last year's Kalamazoo electric vehicle demonstration.

Winning the global fight against climate change depends on speeding the transition to clean energy. The transition begins at home, and everyone has a role. You can make an enormous difference by switching to clean, emission-free driving. Come learn how easy it will be for you to make the switch, and how much money you'll save on maintenance and fuel, and how much fun you'll have driving past the gas stations in your electric car!
Guaranteed - you'll LOVE leading your family, your friends, and your neighbors in the clean-energy transition when you switch to emission-free driving!

National Drive Electric Week, September 9-17, 2017, is a nationwide celebration presented by national sponsors Plug In America, the Electric Auto Association and the Sierra Club to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

Are you considering going electric? Come talk to owners who already have and LOVE it!


Registered Attendees

There are currently 23 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 3
Chevrolet Volt 2
Zero Motorcycle 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Fiat 500e 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Tesla Model S 1
8 Models 12

Registered attendees report 283,360 electric miles driven.

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