National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Greenfield, WI
Sep 08, 2018

Day: Saturday, September 8, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am to 2 pm
Location: Greenfield Public Library
5310 West Layton Avenue
Greenfield, WI 53220
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

What just happened at the D$W hosted NDEW event on Saturday... a lot!

First off, I want to thank all our volunteers with special thanks to Marie/Justin for their support and encouragement and to Ben Nelson for his leading the EV Owners Forum in the library. We all need to also thank Greenfield Mayor Neitzke, and several City Council members, Fire Chief Cohn along with Sheila O'brian and Michelle Scaffe from the Greenfield Library for their help in getting this educational event legalized. (long story).

Here are some of the metrics that don't do justice to the spirit and flavor of the days excitement:

- 22 cars on site, 10 different makes
- 13 vehicles available for ride/drive with 58 people going out for the EV experience
- 63 people participating in the 2 hour EV Owners Forum
- 83 info packets on electric vehicles handed out
- 32 sign ups for D$W membership

Though numbers are hard to figure since both events were happening at once, my best guess for total numbers based on observation and conversations with owners/volunteers is close to 150 individuals that came to our first NDEW event.

It was a long 5 hour day but if the purpose was to support, train, educate and promote (remember our D$W STEP Program) the public on EV's, then we should all agree it was a great success.

Thanks to Marie, Justin, Ben, Joe, Dorothy, Gary, Teng, Jerry and Dennis for pulling off the largest EV event ever held in SE Wisconsin.

photo by: Drive $mart Wisconsin
This was part of the group of participants that came to our 2 hour EV Owners Forum. We had 5 EV owners talk about the history, mechanics, technology and performance of EV's in addition to battery/charging basics, financial/environmental benefits and how to achieve maximum performance from the 25,000 electric miles experience from the owners moderating the Forum.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Drive$mart Wisconsin, with 900 members, is the largest grassroots green transportation outreach group in the country. Since 2006, D$W has hosted 52 D$W Meets and is happy to provide an opportunity to host this National Drive Electric Week event and to share our expertise, knowledge and experience with green transportation options of PHEV and BEV vehicles. This event will offer inside/outside events including test drives and information from D$W members as well as informative speakers on topics relating to PHEV, BEV, and fuel efficient driving techniques.

There will be a FREE PHEV/BEV owners forum in the library community room from 11am to 1pm to present/discuss:

- understanding the basics of PHEV/BEV vehicles including technology, handling, performance, maintenance and safety

- exploration of battery technology and charging principles/options

- the financial/environmental advantages of PHEV/BEV ownership

- Drive $mart strategies to get the best mileage/performance from your vehicles

Registered Attendees

There are currently 46 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 6
Tesla Model 3 5
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 2
Tesla Model S 2
Toyota Prius Prime 2
Cadillac ELR 1
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
10 Models 22

Registered attendees report 313,393 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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Green Level Sponsor

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

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