National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Washington, DC
Sep 17, 2017

Day: Sunday, September 17, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Location: 3rd St between the National Mall and the US Capitol
100 3rd St NW
Washington, DC 20216
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

We had a great day out on the National Mall! It was sunny, there were about as many cars as our permit would allow for, we had an excellent group of volunteers and EV owners on hand, and everyone had a fun time talking to each other and the public about the movement to electrify transportation.

Our headquarters area was staffed from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., providing 6 hours of EV related fun and education. At least two local Sierra Club chapter representatives were available at all times, enabling us to promote other green initiatives as well. We also had a local clean energy startup company, called Ipsun Power, come and display some of their tech and ideas.

There were at least a few serious conversations with prospective EV buyers about the range of options and benefits.

At around noon we gathered everyone up for pizza and a few comments by representatives from the Electrical Vehicle Association of Greater Washington DC and the Sierra Club.

photo by: Susan Nordeen
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Event Description


September 17, 10 am-4pm, 3rd St between the National Mall and the US Capitol, Washington DC

Want to stop buying gasoline, or buy a lot less of it?  Come learn about electric vehicles!  We’ll have owners available to answer questions!

See several models of plug-in cars in one place, for easy comparison.  Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Tesla Model S and many more.

Hear how people charge their cars daily, mostly at home.

If you’re already driving a plug-in, join us!  Register above to attend.

Learn how EV’s are far cheaper to run, even now with current “low” gas prices.

Learn about workplace charging.

See how to find public charging near where you work and shop.

Find out how you can have a plug-in car in an apartment, row house or townhouse.

You’ve heard the news stories; now come hear the truth from people who actually drive EV’s and love them.

Find out what incentives are available in DC, MD and VA.

Get comfortable with having a plug-in car in your life.  It’s a fabulous feeling of independence to decouple yourself from gasoline!

Get a ride in an electric car.  Feel the torque!

Learn how driving on electricity helps our national energy security.

Learn how driving on electricity helps the environment, even on the grid as it exists today.

Learn how driving on electricity helps your family’s economy.  And how used, affordable EV’s in great shape are showing up on the market.

Many people could be driving electric today but don’t realize it.  Find out if an EV would work for you from real folks who drive them.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 118 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 8
Tesla Model X 4
EV Conversion 3
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Tesla Roadster 2
Zero Motorcycle 2
BMW 330e 1
BMW i3 1
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
14 Models 29

Registered attendees report 551,520 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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