National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Vancouver, WA
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 - 15:00
Location: Esther Short Park
605 Esther St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

Twenty four EVs and their wonderful owners plus countless others celebrated NDEW2017 in a downtown Vancouver park on Sept 9. Two vehicles greeted hundreds of farmers market patrons, while most gathered on a bricked, pedestrian plaza to answer people's questions, share their love for EVs, and speak of the rEVolution that's at hand.

Hundreds of patrons from the Peace and Justice Fair were lured in to speak to these passionate volunteers who gave up their day to spread the word on electric cars. All electrics on hand were: 6 Nissan Leafs, 2 Chevy Bolts, 1 Fiat 500e, 2 Mitsubishi i-MiEVs, 1 BMW i3, 1 Ford Focus electric, and of course the dedicated Tesla crowd with 6 Model S and 4 Model X (one was even pulling a trailer!). Oh, and electric bikes too! Plug-in hybrids included 3 Chevy Volt and 1 Prius Prime.

Thanks to Clark PUD (our amazing utility) for sponsoring the event locally and to Green Ridge Solar for supplying authentic bagels and cream cheese to all the volunteers!

photo by: Tracy Ceravolo
A simple Leaf sits next to a fancy Tesla. We're all in this together!

Event Description


Join us on the bricked plaza around the clock tower, SE corner of Esther Short Park from 11am-3pm as we kick off National Drive Electric Week along side the Vancouver Farmers Market and Vancouver's 14th Annual Peace and Justice Fair.  We will have electric vehicles (including Nissan LEAF, Chevy Bolt and Volt, Kia Soul, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Fiat 500e, and Tesla models) and owners there to answer your questions and get you PLUGGED IN to the electric vehicle scene! 

Over at the NW corner of the park (near the Farmers Market), we'll have a new, all-electric Chevy Bolt and Nissan LEAF for test drives from around 9:30-2:30.  

Cynergy E-Bikes will be on the brick plaza offering test rides from 11-3, so strap on a helmet and have some fun!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 47 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 5
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 4
Kia Soul EV 2
Tesla Model X 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
8 Models 17

Registered attendees report 444,203 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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