National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Hastings, MI
Sep 15, 2018

Day: Saturday, September 15, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11-2
Location: Hastings Public Library
227 East State St.
Hastings, MI 49058
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

Bruce Westlake, President, Michigan Electric Vehicle Association, moderated a panel discussion of long-term EV enthusiasts and experts. An audience of 38 was on hand and engaged in a lively Q&A after the panel. Then everyone went out to the library parking lot, admired the cars, took rides, and drove a few.

photo by: Paul Pancella, Kalamazoo Electric Vehicle Association
Hastings Public Library, Sierra Club's Southwest Michigan Group, and the Kalamazoo Electric Vehicle Association joined forces for the second year in a row to bring the National Drive Electric Week celebration to Hastings.

Event Description


This event is at the LEED-certified Hastings Public Library and hosted by library staff and KEVA , a local group who receives sponsorship from the Southwest Michigan Group of the Sierra Club, Nissan, the Electric Auto Association and Plug in America .  Among the core value of KEVA is that real-life owners of electric vehicles are the best ambassadors of the electric car experience and benefits. 

Hastings is a good mid point for EV owners.  This event will be offering an EV panel of DIY and industry builders, real-world drivers, as well as distance travelers. This event is searching for someone with cross country road experience to sit in the panel. 

Sign up now to bring your vehicle and continuing sharing your vehicle with the interested public.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 32 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 5
Tesla Model 3 4
Chevrolet Volt 3
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Tesla Model S 2
Tesla Model X 2
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
8 Models 20

Registered attendees report 434,343 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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Green Level Sponsor

All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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