National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Vancouver, WA
Sep 08, 2018

Day: Saturday, September 8, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00-14:00
Location: Esther Short Park, Brick Plaza
324 W 6th St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

We had a fantastic EV show at the 15th Annual Peace and Justice Fair. Combining with this fair (and nearby farmers market) keeps our EV numbers to around 25 but gives us a beautiful venue and a multitude of fair-goers who are interested in creating a better world. What could be a better? How about a gorgeous September day!?

EV owners enjoyed a steady stream of interested fair-goers, camaraderie with other owners, a walk around the popular fair which included live music, and the bonus of delicious food available at the farmers market. A great diversity of vehicles registered including the all-new, three-wheeled Arcimoto FUV (a crowd favorite) which is made in nearby Eugene. We had both small cars like the Fiat 500e and Chevy Spark to larger EVs like the Chrysler Pacifica and Tesla model X (another favorite). From the first model Leaf to shiny new Teslas -- that's the way it should be!

I can't thank our dedicated EV owners enough for coming out to share their time, vehicles, and enthusiasm with everyone. We hated to see the party end -- see you next year!

Event Description


Hello! And welcome to our second time joining this Electric Vehicle (EV) event with the Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair. From purchased off the dealer lot to funky conversions, we welcome all EVs (bikes too!).  WE ARE NOW FULL so don't need any more vehicles -- but please do walk on over any time from 10am to 2pm and help us spread our enthusiasm for this fun technology to fair-goers and farmers-market patrons.  We are grateful to Sierra Club's Loo Wit chapter for sponsoring this event at Esther Short Park along with our friends at A&R Solar (a fantastic B Corp!). 

Currently we have owners of Chevy, Chrysler, Kia, Nissan, Mitsubishi, BMW, Fiat, Arcimoto and Tesla models registered to come. Take a walk around the fair to see all of the booths and meet some really dedicated people too. We will once again be mainly on the bricked plaza, SE corner inside the park around the clock tower. North of the bandstand along W 8th St, "Go Forth" will have a Bolt to test drive, and Alan Webb will have a new Nissan Leaf, and Arcimoto will be offering test rides of their brand new, made-in-Oregon vehicles!!!  People are always shocked to discover how inexpensive it is to maintain EVs and what a blast it is to drive these cars, so let's share the joy and make some converts!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 69 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 8
Chevrolet Bolt 4
Tesla Model 3 4
Kia Soul EV 2
Tesla Model S 2
Arcimoto SRK 1
BMW i3 1
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
Fiat 500e 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tesla Model X 1
15 Models 30

Registered attendees report 458,257 electric miles driven.

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

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