National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Beverly, MA
Sep 08, 2018

Day: Saturday, September 8, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10am to 4pm
Location: Dr John W. Coleman Greenergy Park at Beverly High School
82 Sohier Road
Beverly, MA 01915
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

Overall the event was great. Of all of the dealers I contacted to come and offer test drives only BMW, Mitsubishi, and Chevy came. Nissan was a no-show, and the local SMART dealer never came. Thankfully some local owners and businesses filled in the gaps. We had at least four Model 3 on hand for the whole day for people to look at, and many owners stayed for the full 6 hour event. It was fantastic. We also had a local surf shop bring the electric OneWheel skateboard, which was a big hit. A local owner named Rich who has a tremendous online following (Rich Rebuilds) brought the "Tesla trailer" with Lee who helped him build it. The trailer is made from a junk Tesla battery pack. And on that trailer they were towing a 100% electric 1960s parade vehicle used at Disney. They had that driving around the event for a few hours. It was so cool.

The mayor was supposed to come but was unable to at the last minute. I know we had at least one city councillor show up, as well as a few local sustainability groups. We also had the "Rise for Climate" event right next to the NDEW event. Given how much our interests overlapped, we figured it would be beneficial to share the space. It was fantastic.

Event Description


Come celebrate National Drive Electric Week with us at the historic Dr. John W. Coleman Greenergy Park solar field at Beverly High School, September 8th 2018 from 10AM to 4PM. The event is 100% free, and will be up and running rain or shine. 

Our event will include the following activities:

- Test drive EVs from all of the major manufacturers, including Nissan, Tesla, Chevy, BMW, Mitsubishi, and more! Every person that test drives an EV will be entered to win one of three VISA gift cards, sponsored by Mortgage Network

- Speak with local EV owners about living with an electric vehicle, and check out their personal cars (including a Tesla Model 3!).

- Check out "Last Mile" electric vehicles like the OneWheel and electric bicycles

- Visit with local renewable and sustainability groups.

- Tour the historic Greenergy Park solar field, the last of the fully operational solar sites constructed by President Carter back in the 1980s! Tours will start at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.

- And more!

We encourage everyone to come and check it out, even if you aren't in the market for an EV anytime soon.

See you on September 8th!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 73 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 3
BMW i3 2
Tesla Model 3 2
Chevrolet Volt 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
MINI Countryman Plug-In 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model S 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
12 Models 16

Registered attendees report 176,052 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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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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