National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
South Portland, ME
Sep 16, 2018

Day: Sunday, September 16, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12-4
Location: South Portland Community Center
21 Nelson Road
South Portland, ME 04106
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

This year the mayor of South Portland, Maine welcomed all the attendees and noted the EV efforts in place for the city of South Portland. Michael Stoddard from Efficiency Maine explained their state-wide efforts to build out an EV charging station infrastructure with monies from the Volkswagon diesalgate issues. He also noted that the Cities of Portland, Westbrook and other communities will be working to obtain electric buses to the greater Portland area comes January 2019. Ben Lake from Greater Portland Council of Governments reviewed initiatives for clean city projects they are working on for the year. Barry Woods was also the moderator of the guest speakers.

photo by: Paul Leblond
We had 5 different vehicles on display for ride and drives. To the left of the large tent we had 25 different owners answering questions about their vehicles. We also offered free pizza, and iced tea and coffee for visitors.

Event Description


National Drive Electric Week September 8-16, 2018

Sunday September 16, 2018 
South Portland Community Center 12-4

Please join us once again as we showcase what is new in the world of electric vehicles and why adoption of these vehicles is important to our local community.  Dealers will be on hand to answer questions and offer test drives. Owners will also be on hand to meet, greet and offer their personal insight.  

If you are interested in joining, please register.  

If you would like to volunteer, please register as well. 

If you have an EV, or even another electrically powered vehicle, we would love to see it.



(website and photos by Paul Leblond) Mayor of South Portland welcomes participants at event.

In June of 2017, EV enthusiasts gathered for a ride and drive at Pape Chevrolet in South Portland.  Check out some of the highlights from this video.


Registered Attendees

There are currently 67 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 6
Tesla Model 3 4
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 3
Tesla Model X 3
Other Plug-In Vehicle 2
Fiat 500e 1
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model S 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
11 Models 24

Registered attendees report 359,859 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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