National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Melrose, MA
Sep 09, 2018

Day: Sunday, September 9, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11AM - 4PM
Location: Melrose Victorian Fair
Melrose Energy Commission Booth
497 Main Street at E. Foster
Melrose, MA 02176
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

Another great NDEW event in the books! We moved our NDEW event to a new location on East Foster Street this year which was more centrally located to the annual Victorian Fair and offered space for more cars. Some of the volunteers who brought their EVs this year had been introduced to them at last year's NDEW event which was great to hear. We offered a great variety of plug-ins at our showcase including a Nissan Leaf, Teslas, Bolts, a Volt, a VW, Honda Clarity, and Chrysler Pacifica.

Our local cable access station interviewed some of the EV owners and got some footage of the cars and can be viewed on in the next few days. In addition, the Melrose Free Press reporter took some photos and interviews which will appear in Thursday's edition on

Congresswoman Katherine Clark from Melrose purchased a Bolt this year and stopped by to say hi as well. She has joined our local Melrose Bolt Owners Group which is now up to at least 14 members at last count - and growing! Contact me if you'd like to join our GoogleGroup at

We also had a volunteer from the Drive Green program at the Green Energy Consumers Alliance who was able to provide a lot of great information about dealer discounts, tax incentives, and other ways to save on buying an EV. Thank you Lucy!

Finally, many thanks to the very enthusiastic volunteers and EV owners who participated in this event. I'm convinced that other owners are the best at promoting the benefits of driving electric.

Martha Grover
City of Melrose
Energy Efficiency Manager

photo by: Martha Grover
Our second NDEW event in Melrose, MA was a big success at the annual Victorian Fair on Main Street.

Event Description


Visit the annual Melrose Victorian Fair and see a great selection of hybrid and electric vehicles.  Visit the Melrose Energy Commission/NDEW booth on Main Street between Grove and Upham to learn more about EV ownership and benefits! 

If you're' bringing your EV for the showcase, approach East Foster Street from Lebanon Street. We'll line the cars up along E. Foster to Dell Avenue. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 26 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 6
Chevrolet Volt 1
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model 3 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model X 1
10 Models 15

Registered attendees report 148,880 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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

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

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