National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Cambridge, MA
Sep 15, 2018

Day: Saturday, September 15, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: Danehy Park
164 New St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

The event occurred simultaneously to and on the grounds of - Cambridge's Danehy Park Family Day. Thousands of families attended the event, passing by and/or engaging with the EV event. The ride & drive portion of the event was sponsored by a local utility (Eversource) employing the help of a communications strategy firm (Reach Strategies). Local environmental groups, consumer alliances, dealerships and EV enthusiasts helped further enrich the information and personal accounts available at the event. In addition to the multitude of families, athletes, and park goers who attended, there were also City Council Members and City Department Division Directors. A class of local college students attended the event and held interviews with EV owners and advocates. It was a very successful day!

photo by: Amanda Scarborough - Reach Strategies
Bronwyn Cooke (City Captain) greets Vice Mayor Jan Devereux, as folks sign up for test drives. A Chevy Bolt and Nissan Leaf are being displayed in the background.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Come celebrate National Drive Electric week with us at Danehy Park Family Day.  
In addition to a fun-filled day of children's amusement rides, arts and crafts, roving performers and music, you'll also be able to test drive an electric vehicle and talk with electric vehicle owners.  Test drive vehicles include:

  • BMW i3 & X5
  • Cheverolet Bolt & Volt
  • Honda Clarity

* Test drives are on a first-come, first serve basis with a valid driver license. 

If you want to know what it's like to own an EV, there will also be EV owners that you can chat with, and hear what their experience has been like. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 60 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 4
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 3
BMW i3 2
Chevrolet Bolt 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model X 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
12 Models 19

Registered attendees report 289,446 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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