National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Madison, WI
Sep 14, 2017

Day: Thursday, September 14, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Alliant Energy Office Park
4902 N Biltmore Lane
Madison, WI 53718
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

The event was held on the Alliant Energy campus and open to the public, though visitors primarily came from the surrounding office park. A local Nissan, Chevy, Ford, and BMW dealership sent vehicle for test rides/drives, as did a local electric bike retailer, electric scooter retailer, and a representative from Zero motorcycles. In addition, six EV drivers traveled to the event, which took place over the course of four hours to allow visitors to participate before, during, and after their lunch breaks. Representatives from the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, Wisconsin Clean Cities, and ChargePoint had booths at the event, and ABB sent materials to distribute. Attendance and participation were steady throughout the four hours, with the vehicles almost always out on test rides.

photo by: Andrew Stoddard / Alliant Energy

Event Description


Did you know there are EV cars on the road today that can go more than 200 miles on a single charge? Average electricity cost for an EV is 4 cents/mile as compared to 12 cents/mile for gasoline? EVs have zero tailpipe emissions? 

Learn all the reasons these vehicles are growing in popularity, meet EV drivers, and experience the technology yourself at this Ride and Drive Event on Sept. 14 at the Alliant Energy Office Park. It's a free community event with lots to see and do.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 17 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
BMW i3 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Tesla Model X 1
5 Models 7

Registered attendees report 44,723 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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