National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Cincinnati, OH
Sep 08, 2018

Day: Saturday, September 8, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Location: Tri County Mall
Corner of Kemper and 747
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

We had hopes for a great turnout, but we head terrible weather. It rained hard most of the event, and the turnout was small.
Our location was good, in an empty parking lot near a busy intersection in a popular shopping area, near a major interstate, which worked very well last year.

Last year we had people riding Segways and electric bicycles near the road, which was a big draw.
This year, they had to cancel because of the weather.

We almost cancelled and rescheduled for the second weekend, but people kept signing up after midnight the night before.
It was a tough decision to make. We still had a good time with those who braved the weather.
In retrospect, it would have been better to cancel, and have it the second weekend, which turned out to have much better weather. Lesson learned.

Next year we will schedule for the first Saturday, and clearly state upfront that we will reschedule to the second Saturday if the weather is bad.
We had a lot of Tesla Model 3 cars registered, and anticipate more next year.
The local Tesla store is currently delivering about 30 a day to new owners.

We did much better figuring out how to use social media this year.
But we are still having a hard time with getting the local press and TV stations to respond to our email requests to attend, or to give us coverage leading up to and and at the event.

photo by: Kathy Kohl
It was a rainy day in Cincinnati, but we still had fun! Pictured are several of the EVs at the event, including the beautiful new NGEN electric delivery van built by Workhorse.

Event Description


Meet Electric Vehicle owners and see why they love their rides!!!
September 8, 2018   Tri-County Mall
10 am to 3 pm
Take one for a test drive! 

EV Models planned for the event include:

BMW i3      BMW i8   BMW 740E

 Chevy Bolt     Chevy Volt    Cadillac ELR

Honda Clarity          Nissan LEAF       Toyota Prius Prime

Tesla Model S             Tesla Model 3        Tesla Model  X          

Workhorse W-15 Pickup     Workhorse N-GEN Van     Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Van

Electric Bicycles      Electric Motorcycles   Segways  

UPS EGEN Hybrid Electric Delivery Van - will not be available

 Workhorse Surefly Helicopter will not be available 

We would like to thank the following companies who will be at the event with their EV's:

BMW of Cincinnati

Jake Sweeney Chevrolet

Workhorse Group

The Garage OTR

Jake Sweeney Automotive Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

Jeff Wyler Honda of Colerain

We want to thank the many owners who have registered to bring and show off their EVs.

And the Tri-County Mall and the City of Springdale for allowing  us to host the event at such a nice location. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 107 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 9
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 8
Tesla Model X 4
Chevrolet Volt 3
Tesla Model S 3
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
EV Conversion 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
12 Models 34

Registered attendees report 822,466 electric miles driven.

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Presented By

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

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