National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Asheville, NC
Sep 09, 2018

Day: Sunday, September 9, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: Noon to 4pm
Location: Asheville Outlets
800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

This 5th Asheville Drive Electric event was our largest ever. We had around 60 EVs, from the Tesla Roadster to the BMW I8, the old and new Leaf, many model 3s, Xs, I3s, and even a converted pick-up truck, ATV and electric bicycles. Over 500 people attended the event, with around 150 rides given. There were many new EV owners with displays, who were just attendees last year! In addition, we were supplied power by a large solar array provided by Sundance Power Systems.

photo by: Steve O'Neil
A vast variety of EVs and people, with energy from the sun - now that's true freedom!

More photos from this event.

Event Description


  • Owners & Dealer cars on display including the revolutionary Tesla Model 3, second generation 2018 Nissan LEAF, 2018 Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid, 2018 All-wheel drive plug-in hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander SUV and more.
  • Electric vehicle charging station demonstrations
  • Get answers to all your questions about Electric Cars: costs, range, charging and more!
  • Meet members of the Blue Ridge Electric Vehicle and Western North Carolina Tesla Owners groups.
  • Enter a contest for a  drawing to receive a Zaxby's or Ingles gift card.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 145 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 13
Chevrolet Bolt 8
Tesla Model 3 8
Chevrolet Volt 6
Tesla Model X 3
BMW i3 2
BMW i3 REx 2
EV Conversion 2
Ford C-MAX Energi 2
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 2
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 2
Tesla Model S 2
BMW i8 1
Fiat 500e 1
Kia Soul EV 1
MINI Countryman Plug-In 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Tesla Roadster 1
18 Models 58

Registered attendees report 880,890 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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