National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Hartford, CT
Sep 14, 2017

Day: Thursday, September 14, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 2pm - 6pm
Location: Unitarian Society (spaceship building)
50 Bloomfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06117
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

The Hartford event was a success! Twelve Electric Vehicle owners arrived, nearly all of them stayed for the full 4 hours. The cars are awesome, but, it’s the people attending who are most remarkable, passionate! Owners thrill at having such high performance cars with easy maintenance. They love how EVs have zero emissions. Visitors exploring the event engaged in depth discussion with owners. 12 families wanted to purchase an EV.

No need to wait! Each year, (like cellphones) EVs gain dramatic range improvements. Tesla cars actually send “OS updates” that actually add features. Never before has a tech product gotten better with age! And due to simple mechanics, 3-year old EVs can remain nearly pristine. You can actually power your house from your car. Home Solar charging would make you energy-independent. Hopefully, many Texas & Florida residents may consider this upgrade!

EV owners found talking to university students planted powerful seeds of awareness and possibility.

Shared environmental values between the Sierra Club, Unitarian members, Electric Vehicle owners, and the Chevy dealer resulted in a commitment to future activities and partnerships.

Fox 61 news interviewed, took photos and posted to Instagram:

photo by: Jeff Gross
At the Unitarian Society - Volts, Bolts, Teslas, Leafs, a BMW 13 REx, and Focus Electric. 12 Vehicles in all, and out focus was to Electrify the local community and the University of Hartford!

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Unitarian Society of Hartford 
National Drive Electric Week

Join us for a test drive! See what Electric vehicles are all about.. in person! 
Come learn about the clean-air benefits, and amazing performance of electric vehicles. 
Participate hands-on for the new "Electric Economy" 
now taking hold in many countries worldwide... 
Several countries are event banning combustion cars because of their health hazards. 
There are many reasons to learn and experience why EVs are so much better.

EV owners may arrange for test drives... Including:

 Tesla, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, the Bolt, the Ford Focus, and others!

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.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 13 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 4
Tesla Model S 3
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
6 Models 12

Registered attendees report 308,500 electric miles driven.

In the News…

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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