National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Sechelt, BC
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 4 pm
Location: Trail Bay Centre parking lot, across from the Sechelt Library
5755 Cowrie Street
Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

Sechelt Is Plugged In!
The 4th Annual Sechelt Electric Vehicle Festival held on Sept. 15th was a huge success with over 1,000 people taking the opportunity to meet owners and admire the latest in automotive transportation.

An outstanding 45 electric cars joined the event, including all mjor EV modes in production currently! All Tesla models, including the new Model 3, were in attendance as were Chevy Bolt and Volt models, Fiat 500s, Kia Souls, BMW i3s, Nissan Leafs, Ford Focus EV, Mitsubisi Outlanders and MiEV’s and more. In addition, an electric motorcycle was on display as well as a prototype vehicle from Lang Labs. Several residents enjoyed the show while riding their electric scooters!

Owners came from all parts of the Coast, Vancouver and as far away as Minnesota. Test drives on electric scooters were a big hit.

One of the highlights of the festival was the Tesla Model X “dance” which is hidden in the computer system of the car and, when activated, plays music, flashes lights and flaps the falcon wing doors. Quite a show! (Check it out on our Facebook Page at Sechelt Electric Vehicle Festival!)

Thanks to Trail Bay Centre for generously allowing the event to take place on their premises. And also to our major sponsors: BC Hydro, CEV for BC, Haley GM, North Shore Kia, Coast Reporter, Sechelt Downtown Business Association, Urban Machina, Olson Electric, Sechelt Chamber of Commerce and Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association.

Sechelt’s Annual EV Festival occurs every September as part of the International Drive Electric Week which promotes the role of electric vehicles in the fight against climate change. It aims to connect EV owners from around the world.

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photo by: Duane Burnett
One of the first Tesla Roadsters, (Orange), 2 Tesla Model 3s (Blue), Tesla Model X (Grey)

Event Description


Sechelt Is Plugged In - 4th Annual Electric Vehicle Festival

Saturday, Sept. 15th, 2018 (10am – 4pm)

Are you interested in electric vehicles? Considering an EV for your next car?

Join us at Sechelt’s Trail Bay Centre parking lot near the Sechelt Library, to meet and talk with Electric Vehicle owners from the Sunshine Coast and the Lower Mainland.

Check out the latest EV’s including the Tesla Model 3, the Chevy Bolt and other fantastic vehicles! (If you are an EV owner and want to be part of the fun, send us an email.)

Families welcome! The Sunshine Coast Community Forest’s Wood Expo as well as the Sechelt Farmers Market are happening nearby, so there’s something for everyone!

If you are willing to display your EV, please register at

If you would like to help us sponsor the EV Festival, email us! We’ll insert your logo here!

Quick facts:
• Did you know the Southern Sunshine Coast is home to over 25 Level 2 chargers plus a DC Fast Charger!
• In Sechelt, we have far more EV chargers that we have gas stations!
• We estimate there are over 70 EV’s resident on the Coast!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 12 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 3
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model X 1
Tesla Roadster 1
6 Models 8

Registered attendees report 268,500 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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