National Drive Electric Week

Drive Electric Event
Richmond, VA
Sep 23, 2018

Day: Sunday, September 23, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9 AM-1 PM
Location: The Carytown Market
3201 Maplewood Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

A cold, wet day somewhat dampened ElectricCarPalooza, our finale for National Drive Electric Week. (We had an EV display at a local farmer's market on Sept. 8 to kick-off NDEW and offered test drives and rides at Main Street Station in downtown Richmond on Sept. 10-14.) Despite the weather and a one-week delay due to Hurricane Florence, we managed to connect with EV owners from all over the state as well as with more than 30 shoppers at The Carytown Farmers Market.

photo by: Drive Electric RVA
The line-up of electric vehicles, glistening with morning drizzle

Event Description


As the finale to Richmond’s fifth annual celebration of National Drive Electric Week, Drive Electric RVA will have its largest display of electric vehicles of the year at The Carytown Farmers Market. The main line-up — which includes plug-in hybrids like the Chevy Volt and Toyota Prius Prime, and all-electric cars like the BMW i3 and Nissan LEAF — will be at the market's entrance. We also plan to highlight all four of Teslas models — the Roadster, S, X and 3 — at the center of the market. 

In addition to the display, we will have our EV Experience educational exhibit and tables with handouts and activities for children. We'll also have a drawing for 10 National Drive Electric Week goodie bags, each of which comes with a free basic membership to the Electric Auto Association. Just look for the Chevy Bolt with the Dominion Energy logo to enter the drawing.

Whether you want to bring an electric vehicle for the display or come to learn more about EV technology, please register by clicking on the link above. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 57 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 4
Chevrolet Bolt 3
Chevrolet Volt 2
Tesla Model 3 2
Tesla Model X 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Tesla Roadster 1
9 Models 17

Registered attendees report 497,503 electric miles driven.

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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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