National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Syracuse, NY
Sep 20, 2014

Day: Saturday, September 20, 2014 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00AM-05:00PM
Location: Museum of Science and Technology
500 S Franklin St
Syracuse, NY 13202
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Event Report

No famous people attended the event, but we did have some 'rare' vehicles, such as the THINK, Tesla Roadster, Dodge Daytona (conversion) and a Smith Electric Newton Delivery Truck (operated by Frito Lay). We also had 2 Cadillac ELRs and several BMW i3s which were extremely popular from a test drive perspective.

Both local news stations (NBC & ABC) shot extensive video of the event, and showed it on the 6pm news.

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1st row Left: BMW i3 1st row Right: Prius Plug-in, Tesla Roadster, Nissan LEAF 2nd row (left to right): Dodge Daytona EV, Nissan LEAF, Cadillac ELR, Smart ED, Chevy Volt, Cadillac ELR, Ford Focus Electric, Honda Fit EV, Tesla Model S 3rd row (left to right): Smart ED, Cadillac ELR, Chevy Volt, Cadillac ELR, Ford Focus EV, Honda Fit EV 4th row LEFT (left to right): Nissan LEAF, Honda Fit EV, Nissan LEAF, Honda Fit EV, Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt, Nissan LEAF 4th row RIGHT: Smith Electric Newton Delivery Truck

Event Description


More photos can be found here.


UPDATE: Charging WILL be available via an EVSE connected to a 208V NEMA 14-50A receptacle, or you can plug in directly to that outlet. There are also several 110V outlets. Additionally, there are many J1772 Chargepoint stations within a few blocks.

The event will be at the MoST on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10 am 'til 5 pm.  If you have any contacts in the industry, or work for/are aware of a company which is interested in promoting EV technology, please contact me ASAP.

Other vehicles which will make an appearance:
  • 2014 BMW i3
  • 2013 Smith Newton Frito-Lay Delivery Truck
We would also like to thank the many people and companies which have been critical in making this event happen, including the Museum of Science and Technology in Syracuse, Lamar Advertising, Burdick BMW and Mercedes Benz.

I created some artwork which shows where everything is.  If you have any questions, please contact us!
  • GREEN: staging area for the vehicles (green)
  • RED: near front entrance, check in there (red)

  • GREEN: staging area for the vehicles (green)
  • RED: near front entrance, check in there (red)

  • GREEN: staging area for the vehicles (green)
  • RED: near front entrance, check in there (red)
  • BLUE: parking (pay) (blue)
  • ORANGE: free parking (also referred to as the Trolley Lot) (orange)

Don't forget to join, a forum thread about this event can be found here.

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Registered Attendees

There are currently 54 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 7
Chevrolet Volt 3
Honda Fit EV 3
Toyota Plug-in Prius 2
BMW i3 1
Cadillac ELR 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Smith Electric Newton 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Think City 1
13 Models 24

Registered attendees report 272,090 electric miles driven.

In the News…

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Vehicle Association
Sierra Club

Bronze Level Sponsor

All NDEW 2023 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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