National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Gustavus, AK
Sep 16, 2017

Day: Saturday, September 16, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11am - 3pm
Location: Salmon River Park
Gustavus, AK 99826
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

Four Nissan LEAF owners displayed their vehicles, answered questions, and gave test rides and drives at the Salmon River Park in Gustavus, Alaska on September 16. About 25 locals checked out cars powered by the same rain that failed to damp the enthusiasm of owners and lookers alike. Many others noted the event as they drove past on the community's main road. This northern-most Drive Electric Week event celebrated growing from one electric vehicle in 2016 to seven in 2017 for only 489 permanent residents, demonstrating that local hydropower, a very limited road system, and a maritime climate make EVs a natural fit for our community.

photo by: Nathan Borson
Jim Mackovjack, Greg Streveler, and David Thomas show off their rain-powered rides for National Drive Electric Week.

Event Description


Gustavus Celebrates Drive Electric Week at Salmon River Park
To celebrate International Drive Electric Week (September 9-17), Gustavus electric vehicle owners will show off their cars, answer questions, and give rides and test drives. Stop by to learn from the owners why Gustavus has gone from 1 to 8 electric vehicles in two years and why they love their rain-powered rides!

Here's a map of the coordinates:,+Parker+Rd,+Gustavus,+AK+99826/@58.414441,-135.7395428,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x54019877bc42ab5f:0x615ad0437d6cb4cb!8m2!3d58.4144957!4d-135.737684

Drive Electric Week is presented by Plug In America, Sierra Club, and Electric Auto Association:

Registered Attendees

There is currently 1 attendee registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
1 Model 1

Registered attendees report 24,000 electric miles driven.

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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