National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Athens, OH
Sep 09, 2017

Day: Saturday, September 9, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 3 PM - 5 PM
Location: Village Bakery & Cafe
268 E State St
Athens, OH 45701
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Event Report

On Saturday, September 9th, the Village Bakery unveiled its new electric vehicle (EV) charger. UpGrade Ohio (Athens) - an organization that connects people with local resources to reduce energy use and to access renewable energy solutions-donated the charger, which is supported by 100% renewable energy. It runs on a combination of purchased wind power and energy from the solar panels atop the bakery's roof.

Bob O'Neil, co-owner of the bakery, said this was always on the business plan. "We were really excited to install the charger as a part of National Drive Electric Week." He noted that sustainability has always been an important part of the bakery. "It's time to move away from fossil fuels and towards national and global responsibility. We can do it-we are." Bob emphasized the ease of installation. "All you need is a parking spot and somewhere to put the charger. It's like hooking up a dryer." He encourages people to stop by, have a bite to eat, top off (if their cars allow)!

photo by: UpGrade Ohio
Members and supporters of Village Bakery's (Athens, OH) new EV charger installation and the local EV Cruisers electric car club.

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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 2022 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.

Athens, OH continues to be a shining example of a community that has embraced EV and PHEV ownership. Join fellow electric vehicle (EV) owners for a press event and talk with community members about your ownership experience. Learn about Midwest EVOLVE and Drive Electric Ohio, the history of EVs, how the technology works, and what the benefits are to ownership.

Click the blue button at the top of this page to register and you'll be entered to win a chance at a $250 gift card.

PLEASE NOTE: the date has changed to September 9. Mark your calendars, and see you there!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 11 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Tesla Model X 1
3 Models 4

Registered attendees report 77,963 electric miles driven.

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Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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All NDEW 2022 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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