National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Rapid City, SD
Sep 16, 2017

Day: Saturday, September 16, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9am - 12pm
Location: Rapid City Farmers Market
145 East Omaha St
Rapid City, SD 57701
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Event Report

We had several people ask about the advantages of have an EV. The Volt owner in particular was very enthusiastic and able to convey his sense of excitement with not only the economy, but the fun of driving his EV.

Although Nissan did drop off a Leaf, we were a little disappointed that it was an older loaner model and they couldn't provide any representatives to attend the event, so it just sat there locked.

We got no sales literature from either Chevrolet nor Nissan & no posters or T-shirts from, so we could only talk to people about what we were trying to do, but there was no information to handout, etc.

However, we did get two new DRA members, so overall felt it was worthwhile.

photo by: Cheryl Rowe, Organizer of Black Hills Chapter-Dakota Rural Action (DRA)
The Black Hills-DRA booth at the Rapid City Farmers Market with our two EV's shown.

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.

Celebrate National Drive Electric Week in Rapid City

Dakota Rural Action has a booth at the Market.

We'll be talking about the advantages of EV's and be featuring two new vehicles, a Nissan Leaf and a Chevy Volt.

Join us for the first-ever South Dakota National Drive Electric Week event. 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.

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Plugin America
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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