National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Wilsonville, OR
Sep 15, 2018

Day: Saturday, September 15, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10 AM to 3 PM
Location: Lowries Marketplace
30299 SW Boones Ferry Rd
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

We had another strong showing in Wilsonville this year. The PGE Electric Test Drive with free entries into the OEVA raffle for $5K generated a lot of interest and got people test driving a wide variety of vehicles. Wilsonville Mayor Tim Knapp spoke to the crowd for a few minutes before reaching into the drum to draw the winning ticket. The lucky winners were Clayre and Marc Thompson, and the $5K is being applied towards a pre-owned Nissan LEAF. Congratulations and glad we could help get you into your first EV!
Another highlight was the Jaguar I-Pace prototype on display. Though not available for test drives, people were able to get a first hand look.
The Oregon EV Rebate overview session with the Q&A following was well attended. Though no rebates have yet been issued, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Test drives were provided by Tonkin Nissan (2018 LEAF), Wilsonville Chevrolet (Bolt EV and Volt), Wilsonville Honda (Clarity PHEV), FORTH (Clarity Electric), BMW Portland (i3), Beaverton Kia (Niro Plug-in), Mini of Portland (Countryman PHEV), Gladstone Mitsubishi (Outlander PHEV) and Wilsonville Chrysler Jeep Ram (Pacifica Hybrid). Wilsonville Audi had an A3 e tron on display and Wilsonville Toyota provided a Prius Prime.
We worked to highlight the affordability of used vehicles, with Platt Auto providing test drives on pre-owned vehicles like the Nissan LEAF, Kia Soul EV, and Chevrolet Spark EV. The ability to use the "Charge Ahead" Oregon rebate on those pre-owned vehicles drew plenty of interest.
We also had a very strong owner turnout, with a wide variety of models on display. Ride and drives were offered by some owners, and a few attendees were able to take a short test drive in a Model 3!
Thanks to everyone who participated, and a special thanks to PGE sponsoring the Raffle.
See you next year!

photo by: Peter Hoeckel (OEVA)
A nice Cajun Red Bolt EV and the Jaguar I-Pace Protoype at the Wilsonville NDEW event.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Update 9/13:

We will have a Jaguar I-Pace Prototype on display.

I-Pace Prototype      

courtesy of        Jaguar Portland

Drop in and take a look.

And you might as well test drive a few other EV's for a shot at $5K while you're here!

PGE Electric Test Drive has started!

brought to you by

Oregon Electric Vehicle Association                   PGE

The short version:
    • Test drive a plug-in vehicle
    • Earn FREE entry into the OEVA Raffle for $5,000 toward your purchase or lease

Need more info?
  • Up to three free entries per person can be earned by test driving at Participating Locations from September 1st thru September 12th.
  • Two more free entries can be earned for test drives at the NDEW event on September 15th!
  • Raffle Rules available here

Current list of Event test drives and Participating Locations.
(more locations and vehicles will become available, so check back)


      • ·       Audi A3 e-tron
      • ·       BMW i3
      • ·       Chevrolet Bolt EV
      • ·       Chevrolet Volt
      • ·       Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
      • ·       Fiat 500e
      • ·       Honda Clarity Electric
      • ·       Honda Clarity Plug-in
      • ·       Kia Niro Plug-in
      • ·       Mini Cooper Countryman Plug-in
      • ·       Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
      • ·       Nissan LEAF
      • ·       Plus pre-owned vehicles (LEAF, Soul EV, Spark EV, and more!)

Event Schedule:
Event hours 10 AM to 3 PM

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Fancy Faces by Amy (free face painting)
1:00 PM - Overview of the Oregon EV Rebate and Charge Ahead programs, followed by a Q&A session
2:30 PM - A few words from PGE, then Wilsonville Mayor Tim Knapp will draw the $5,000 winning ticket in the OEVA & PGE Electric Test Drive Raffle.
2:45 PM - Drawing for the 3-day Extended Test Drive of a Tesla Model S (subject to availability and restrictions) courtesy of Platt Auto.

The OEVA Portland Area NDEW event is returning to Wilsonville this year. We'll be at the same location as 2016 in the former Albertson's parking lot (between Sonic and Starbucks).


Once you get to the event, here is the planned site layout. Please respect the reserved Starbucks parking as they were kind enough to share their space with us. Saturday is a busy day for them and we don't want to negatively impact their business.

Site Map

Registered Attendees

There are currently 162 attendees registered.

Plug-In Vehicles Registered by Attendees

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 15
Tesla Model 3 12
Chevrolet Bolt 7
Chevrolet Volt 5
Fiat 500e 4
Tesla Model S 4
BMW i3 REx 3
Chevy Spark EV 3
Other Plug-In Vehicle 3
Volkswagen e-Golf 3
Ford Focus Electric 2
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 2
Tesla Model X 2
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Honda Clarity Battery Electric 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
20 Models 72

Registered attendees report 2,540,657 electric miles driven.

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