National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Carpentersville, IL
Sep 09, 2017

Day: Saturday, September 9, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12pm - 4pm
Location: The Home Depot
251 Spring Hill Road
Carpentersville, IL 60110
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Event Report

For the National Drive Electric Week Northern EVent on Saturday, Sept. 9th, I set things up at the Carpentersville, IL Home Depot. Kudos to the store manager for the awesome way he helped us with supplies and set-up. With another day of beautiful weather, we kicked things off at 12 noon with our special DJs, Marty and Colee.
EVs trickled in and by day's end, I counted 15 cars in attendance. In addition to Bruce Jones' Hupmobile and Bob Baker's Civic, we had Teslas, Volts, Leafs, a Bolt, a plug-in Prius, a Fiat 500e, a Saturn eVUE, a Mercedes B250e, and my personal favorite, the Caddy XLR. This was our first year at this location and will probably be the location for next year. We had a built-in audience (Home Depot customers) and a natural test track (perimeter road of the mall next door). And as we wrapped up the show, a Model X owner gave us an encore performance of "the Tesla Dance" - gotta see it to believe it - flashing lights and flapping gull-wing doors.

photo by: Rich Hirschberg, Vice President - Fox Valley Electric Auto Assn.
Bruce Jones' 1930 Hupmobile hybrid outside the Carpentersville Home Depot

Event Description


All attendees and volunteers are required to wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all National Drive Electric Week 2021 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.

Carpentersville Celebrates Drive Electric Week

Join us at the Carpentersville National Drive Electric Week event, Saturday, Sept 9th, 12 - 4 p.m. at the C-ville Home Depot. Coordinated by the Fox Valley Electric Auto Association (the Chicagoland chapter of EAA) and presented by Plug In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Register your electric vehicle (EV) to talk about or show off (no fee) and tell folks about "life with an EV".

If you're thinking about an EV, talk to the owners of a variety of unique electric vehicles, some built from scratch (converted from gas to electric) while  others were bought from car manufacturers.

Get in the seat and feel the difference driving electric makes. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 37 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 5
EV Conversion 3
Tesla Model S 2
Tesla Model X 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
9 Models 17

Registered attendees report 455,962 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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Community Partners

All NDEW 2021 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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