National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Keene, NH
Sep 15, 2018

Day: Saturday, September 15, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Keene Ice
380 Marlboro St.
Keene, NH 03431
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

Our first year for this event and a new nonprofit we didn't know what to expect - we were pleasantly surprised to have the city mayor declare NDEW at the council meeting on Sept. 6th. We had bikes as well as cars at the event which everyone loved and rode again and again. And, we had a climate scientist speak who was on a National Tour - Shahir Masri. We had other speakers who talked about EV ownership, infrastructure, and one had lots of know-how being an alternative transportation state leader in MA. Our cars ranged from the Bolt to Volvos and Cadillac. I did have trouble getting people to sign up as you see our event was larger than what is shown here. Help with that next year would be great. The highlights of the day were the test drives one owner gave in her Telsa S, the electric bikes, and the gelato vendor who came by to keep everyone cool in the hot sun!

Event Description


Come out and view electric plug-in vehicles - go for a spin in a plug-in electric car or take a quick ride on an electric bike! 

Come inside and listen to presentations about electric cars and infrastructure and maybe even get to see or win a raffle to drive the electric Zamboni! Thank you Keene Ice for making this raffle prize possible!

Cars in attendance so far - come back for Updates!
Nissan LEAF
Chevy Volt and multiple Bolts
2 Toyota Prius Plus
2 Honda Clarity
Kia Optima
2 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV
Volvo Plugin
Telsa Models S & 3
Cadillac ELR

Motorcycles in attendance
Zero Motorcycle

Bikes in attendance
commuter electric assist bikes


Shahir Masri - on a national tour - Road to Climate Action will make a visit from 12:30-1:30pm to speak and answer questions. Come out and listen to Shahir - check out his blog at

Stephen Russell, Alternative Transportation Coordinator MA will speak about the basics of EVs and the required infrastructure.

Steve Walker, an entrepreneur and Plug-in Car owner will speak about the experience of driving a plug-in vehicle in the Monadnock Region.

Event Layout

Suggested Ride Course:

A special thank you to our Gold level Sponsor - Nissan of Keene,
our Bronze level sponsors - Fenton Family Dealership, Keene Mitsubishi and Fairfield Kia, Solar Source, Monadnock Coop & ReVision Energy,
and our participating sponsors who helped with raffle prizes!
Keene Ice, the Works, Staples, The Farm Cafe, Pagagallos, Good Fortune Jewelers, Keene Yoga Center, Brewbakers, Prime Roast, Toadstool Bookshop, Margaritas, Rick's Ice Cream, Price Chopper, Local Burger, Cheshire Children's Museum, Hot Hogs BBQ, Life is Sweet!
All of your contributions made this event possible!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 33 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 3
Cadillac ELR 1
EV Conversion 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Tesla Model S 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
8 Models 10

Registered attendees report 82,213 electric miles driven.

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Presented By

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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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