National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Oakwood, OH
Sep 09, 2018

Day: Sunday, September 9, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Location: Mack Hummon Field (opposite Oakwood High School)
1298 E Schantz Avenue
Oakwood, OH 45419
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

Despite the rain (luckily light), turnout was good on Sunday, September 9th. Twenty or so EVs, thirtyish visitors, lots of conversations, multiple rides and drives, and many EV passions hepped up. The Plug In America brochures were especially well received.
Tesla Model S (1)
Tesla Model X (2)
Tesla Model 3 (4)
Ford C-Max Energi (2)
Nissan Leaf v1 (2)
Nissan Leaf v2 (1)
Chevy Volt (2)
Kia Soul EV (1)
Mitsubishi Outlander EV (1)
BMW i3 (2)
Toyota Prius Prime (2)

Dayton Concours D’Elegance at Carillon Park (
Sparky, Tim Benford’s Model 3, won the Award of Excellence in the Future Classics section of Dayton Concours D’Elegance at Carillon Park on Sunday, September 16th, the last day of National Drive Electric Week 2018. Tim reports a lot of interest in the Model 3 from event attendees. Sparky was the only EV in the show. In fact there was a continuous stream of visitors talking to Tim, asking questions, looking at, and in many cases, sitting in the car. Tim handed out his Drive Electric Dayton business card and Model 3 Specification sheet to many folks who were interested in EVs and in joining Drive Electric Dayton, part of non-profit Clean Fuels Ohio/Drive Electric Ohio.
Most visitors remarked on how beautiful, functional and minimalistic the Model 3 design was, on the amazing technology and fit and finish. They seemed to be impressed with the range, acceleration, internal space in the cabin and trunks, and in the remarkably low cost of charging, both at home and at Superchargers. Tim regaled them with details of recent very easy and cheap trips to Indianapolis and Cleveland. His bill from Tesla for Supercharging on the round trip to Cleveland from Dayton was just over $10.

photo by: Tim Benford
A view from Mack Hummon Field stadium bleachers. In view Tesla Model 3's, a Toyota Prius Prime, BMW i3, a new Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Ford C-Max Energi, Kia Soul EV, Mitsubishi Outlander EV, Tesla Model S, and more.

Event Description


National Drive Electric Week: Oakwood EV Ride & Drive in Dayton, Ohio

Drive Electric Dayton will hold an Electric Vehicle (EV) Ride and Drive Event, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 9th on East Schantz Avenue at Oakwood High School by Mack Hummon Field Stadium in celebration of National Drive Electric Week.

To learn more about Drive Electric Dayton, go online to

To learn more about Drive Electric Ohio, go online to

A total of 25 EVs, including Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs), and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) will assemble at the location along with the Dayton Urban BBQ food truck. An 8 foot table with chairs will be manned by our National Drive Electric Week team members and guests will be signed in, offered tours of the vehicles and explanations of the benefits and joys of EV driving. If they wish, guests will be given a short ride in the EV of their choice. At previous events, we have had 50+ guests in attendance. We expect many more this time. We have invited the Dayton Daily News, Dayton City Paper, Oakwood Register and TV Channels 2, 7, and 16 to cover and report on the event.

Our previous event in August 2017:

Photo Credit: Chris Hall

Registered Attendees

There are currently 47 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
BMW i3 REx 3
Ford C-MAX Energi 3
Tesla Model 3 3
Tesla Model S 3
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
BMW i3 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model X 1
Tesla Roadster 1
10 Models 19

Registered attendees report 457,636 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

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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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