National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Ambler, PA
Sep 15, 2018

Day: Saturday, September 15, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Weavers Way CoOp / Amber Beverage Exchange
217 East Butler Avenue
Ambler, PA 19002
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

Ambler Mayor Jeanne Sorg came out to see what all the talk was about, and she was happy to see over 50 Electric Vehicles parked between Weavers Way Co-Op and Ambler Beverage Exchange.

Representatives from Penn Environmental were on hand to explain how pending EPA clean car ruling will damage the health of millions of Americans, while giving a free ride to the lazy big three USA auto makers and fossil fuels industry.

Each owner had her or his own personal story to tell; most active in doing their part to save a livable biosphere. Rick Denzien, organizer of the event, is a Zero Emission Musician driving 90,000+ (one 7th of all 50 EVs at the show) gasless miles since 2013 reported that he has given 4,600 rides between his two Nissan Leaf vehicles, and now 33 in his 2018 Tesla Model 3. "MPG requirements should be going up not down", he says, "Allowing the antiquated 1800's technology that is ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) cars to be on the road, in an insult to inventive engineers everywhere, anti people and morally irresponsible."

Rowan Energy Integration visionary Dennis Rowan said, "ICE is like going back analog phones, which is ridiculous. How about going back to a 300 baud dial-up modem instead of fiber optics at a thousand meg a second? That is how bad ICE is. Only 16 - 20% efficient, thousands of parts, any one of which will cost the consumer thousands to fix. ICE is dirty, polluting, costs more money to operate and maintain, and that is just the upside".

ThriveFest.Us original music creators performed live during the event. We heard from :
Brian Bingaman - Rick Denzien - Bob Mecklenburger - David Kleiner - Julianne Ott - Tom Cooney

photo by: ThriveFest.Us - SK
Amy, loving every minute of the Electric Vehicle Showcase.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


See, Ride and Drive the latest hottest in Electric cars in this all day ride and drive co-sponsored by Weavers Way and Zero Emission Musicians.
Learn how to monetize your home charging.  EV, and solar experts available to help you go Zero Emission in transportation and at home or work.

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Saturday - September 15, 2018
1:00 pm –  7:00 pm
Weavers Way Co-Op / Ambler Beverage Exchange
217 E. Butler Ave.
Ambler, PA   19002

AND hear live music from some of the areas hottest Zero Emission Musicians.

New coming up next year -
Earth Day Weekend April 18, 19 & 20 2019

Thrive Fest empowers musicians and the entire community to thrive by reducing our eco-footprint and helping others to do the same, because “Sustainability” equals “Thriving”!   Help Sponsor


Registered Attendees

There are currently 123 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 10
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 7
Tesla Model S 7
Chevrolet Volt 6
Chevrolet Bolt 4
Toyota Prius Prime 3
BMW i3 2
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 2
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 2
Chevy Spark EV 1
EV Conversion 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
Volvo XC60 AWD PHEV 1
15 Models 49

Registered attendees report 772,027 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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Electric Vehicle Association logo
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EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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