National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Ithaca, NY
Sep 08, 2018

Day: Saturday, September 8, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11am - 3pm
Location: Press Bay Alley
118 W. Green St
Ithaca, NY 14850
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

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Event Description


My name is Jim Klafehn and I am a local business owner here in Ithaca. This year I am hosting our 3rd annual "National Drive Electric Week" event here in our wonderful city of Ithaca, NY.

National Drive Electric Week is a week long event that happens in cities all across the United States. NDEW was started many years ago with the goal of raising awareness of electric vehicles. It is a showcase in which current electric vehicle owners show off their cars and offer test drives to show the public the many benefits of going all electric. The event is open to EV owners, their guests, and the public.

Register by clicking the blue register button at the top of this page, and you'll be entered to win $250. 

It will be held in the parking lot of Press Bay Alley located at 118 W. Green St. Ithaca, NY 14850.

Saturday, September 8th 2018 from 11 am - 3 pm 

We are having a limited run of "Ithaca is Electric" t-shirts made. Shirts have been ordered and after the pre-orders have been filled we will have around 10 left of various sizes. Price for Sm, Med, Large and XL are $19 each. XXL and larger sizes can be ordered and potentially even made the same day over at T-Shirt Express on the Commons. We only make a couple bucks on each shirt but it will help cover event costs.

For those of you If you who are interested in displaying your vehicle, we are going to have a parade before the event. We will all meet in the parking lot at Walmart at 10 am. We will depart at 10:20 and we will all drive to West State St together. If you cannot meet us at Walmart before 10:30, please proceed directly to the event on West State St.
The address for Walmart is 135 Fairgrounds Memorial Pkwy, Ithaca, NY 14850

Please note: Ithaca receives hundreds and sometimes thousands of visitors every weekend so the area might be busy. Please be aware of pedestrians.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 75 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 5
Chevrolet Volt 5
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 3
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 3
Tesla Model 3 2
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 2
Audi A3 e-tron 1
BMW i3 REx 1
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
Fiat 500e 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Tesla Model S 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
16 Models 30

Registered attendees report 263,401 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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All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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