National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
West Des Moines, IA
Sep 13, 2018

Day: Thursday, September 13, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 4:00 - 8:30 PM
Location: Valley Junction Farmer's Market
300 block of 4th street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
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Event Report

People seemed more interesed in EVs this year. Our local utility, a PV dealer and our local Nissan dealer contacted me asking to participate. This was a first!
Our local EV drivers were just as willing as ususal to come and tell their story.
The Nissan, Mitsubishi and Mini Cooper dealers sent cars. all other car dealers were unresponsive. I also invited 3 bicycle shops that sell electric bikes. None of them showed up.

photo by: Michael Arkwright
Tesla Model S, Model 3 and Nissan Leafs were the most abundant cars in attendance.

Event Description


All attendees and volunteers are required to wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all National Drive Electric Week 2022 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.

EV owners and EV dealerships will have cars on hand to display. Rides will be available if the dealerships are agreeable. Organizations with related goals will be invited to attend.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 40 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 4
Tesla Model S 3
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
9 Models 16

Registered attendees report 367,751 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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Community Partners

All NDEW 2022 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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