National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
New London, NH
Sep 09, 2018

Day: Sunday, September 9, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12 noon to 4 pm
Location: New London Historical Society
179 Little Sunapee Road
New London, NH 03257
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

Our third annual Electric Vehicle Expo was probably the best-attended Drive Electric Week event in New England, with 42 electric vehicles and 400 participants. Vehicles present included Tesla Model 3, S and X; Chevy Bolt and Volt; Ford Fusion Energi; Honda Clarity; Nissan Leaf; Porsche Cayenne; Toyota Prius Prime and Zero Motorcycle. In addition, we had Pedego electric bicycles, an eGo self-propelled electric lawnmower, a 1923 Red Bug antique electric go-cart, and a 1976 Jeep CJ5 converted to run on golf-cart batteries.
In the test-drive department, Tesla and Chevy reigned supreme, with two red Tesla Model 3's giving the most rides. Honda, Toyota, Zero and Pedego were represented by dealers, but the vast majority of the EVs present were brought by their enthusiastic owners who stood by their vehicles giving a 'show and tell' to Expo visitors.
Highlights of the Expo included our speakers' program with five info-packed presentations by EV dealers and solar installers; our raffle with a grand prize of a Tesla Model S for Kids plus 10 more prizes donated by local merchants; and free food and beverages including plenty of home-baked goodies. Our State Senator, Ruth Ward, attended the presentations and expressed her support for renewable energy.
Each Expo volunteer was given a bright green T-shirt, emblazoned with our logo and website, to wear at the event. We sold off surplus shirts to Expo visitors. Hopefully these shirts will be worn again, giving our event some year-round visibility.
Many of the visitors who filled out our survey indicated that they are considering purchasing or leasing an EV. The future is promising indeed! We look forward to hosting another NDEW event in 2019.

photo by: Larry Chase
Electric vehicles lined up in front of the New London Historical Society's antique barn. From right to left: two Tesla Model S, one Chevy Bolt, four Chevy Volts, the Zero Motorcycle display tent, and a 1923-vintage electric go-cart. EV Expo volunteers can be seen wearing bright green T-shirts with the Expo logo.

Event Description


Level 2 charging stations will be available on-site. See how fast you can 'fill up' an electric car!

Watch this 1-minute video from our first Expo in 2016:

Here are some of the cars we'll be featuring at this year's Expo:


Kearsarge Region Electric Vehicle Expo - Sunday, September 9, 2018, 12 noon - 4 PM.  FREE

LOCATION: New London Historical Village, 179 Little Sunapee Rd., New London, NH 03257. Rain or shine!

MORE INFO: Call 802.291.3939 or email

On September 9th, step into the future of sustainable transportation.
Experience the thrill of riding in a Chevy Bolt or Volt, or a Tesla Model 3, Model S or Model X.
Try an electric bicycle, electric motorcycle, electric lawnmower, chainsaw, weed whacker or snowblower.
Check out the exhibits and info-packed presentations on rooftop solar and battery storage.
Learn how to charge up your electric car with a portable charging unit and free electricity from solar panels.
You may never pump gas again!


Raffle Grand Prize is a fully-functional, lithium-powered kids' Tesla Model S. $500 value!
Forward & reverse gears; Horn & headlights; Top speed 6 MPH; 10-mile all-electric range; Lithium battery & charger.

The 2018 Electric Vehicle Expo is a joint effort of the New London Energy Committee and Kearsarge Climate Action, 
with generous support from:

Cyclewise Vermont - EV Tuning Solutions - Grappone Toyota - Sol-Air

Solaflect Energy - SparkCharge - SunCommon - Village Sports

Better Homes & Gardens / The Milestone Team
Clarke's Hardware
Coldwell Banker Lifestyles Real Estate
Echo Communications
Energy Emporium
Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille
Four Seasons Sotheby's International Real Estate
Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce
Norwich Solar Technologies
Old Hampshire Designs
ReVision Energy
Spring Ledge Farm

Blue Loon Bakery
Grounds Coffeehouse
Inn at Pleasant Lake
Morgan Hill Bookstore
New London Inn
Peter Christian's Tavern
Pizza Chef
Spring Ledge Farm

National Drive Electric Week is presented by Plug In America, Sierra Club and Electric Auto Association.
Nissan LEAF is the Exclusive Automotive Sponsor. ClipperCreek is a silver-level sponsor.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 253 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 9
Chevrolet Bolt 7
Tesla Model S 7
Tesla Model 3 4
Ford Fusion Energi 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Tesla Model X 2
Toyota Prius Prime 2
EV Conversion 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
12 Models 39

Registered attendees report 701,441 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

Platinum Level Sponsors

Silver Level Sponsor

Bronze Level Sponsor

Green Level Sponsor

All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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