National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Old Saybrook, CT
Sep 12, 2017

Day: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Location: Big Y Supermarket
22 Spencer Plain Rd
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

We held our 3rd annual 'tail gate' party at the Big Y World Class Supermarket in Old Saybrook on a week night. Big Y night manager Dave manned the grill and offered hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and cold drinks while visitors stopped by after shopping to learn more about plug in vehicles. We had a wide range of EVs; BMW I3, Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus EV, and more!

photo by: Dave Oliveria
We took over the farthest South parking section for the Plug-ins. Here you can see the EVs, our display table, and the store in the background. Big Y has been very sportive of EVs. They installed a two-station charger right in front of this new store and we're told that the president of this New England grocery chain drives Model S!

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Come join us at the new Big Y World Class Market on Tuesday , September 12, for an after work Electric Vehicle (EV) Tailgate Cookout Party! 

Big Y has graciously let us use their parking lot with their new dual use EV Charging station.  Big Y has also generously offered to provide all the cook-out fixings and run the grill!  Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, and water will make this a perfect tailgate party to hang out at Tuesday Sept 12th!

Have an Electric Vehicle (or Plug-in)?  Bring your EV/Plug-In to the event to show it off and answer questions.  The charging station will be available to recharge while you're there!

Want to learn more about owning an EV/Plug-In?  Come visit and ask real owners about their experiences.  

In all cases, we encourage you to register to attend to help us better plan the event (and have the right number of hot dogs on hand for you!). 

Directions to Big Y Old Saybrook; On Interstate 95, take exit 66 and turn South onto Route 166.  Continue to first traffic light and turn left into the new Big Y shopping center.  Follow white NDEW lawn signs to our event!  Reserved parking for EV/Plug-in EV owners.  Look for our green and white NDEW signs!


NEEAA (  is involved with more sites in New England.  

Plug In America Public Service Announcements - Here are some fun videos promoting EVs, brought to you as a public service by Plug In America. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 10 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 3
BMW i3 REx 2
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
5 Models 8

Registered attendees report 265,399 electric miles driven.

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