National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Washington, DC
Sep 16, 2018

Day: Sunday, September 16, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Location: 7th St NW on the Mall near National Gallery of Art
100 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20560
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

We had a great day out on the National Mall! It was sunny, there were about as many cars as our permit would allow for, we had an excellent group of volunteers and EV owners on hand, and everyone had a fun time talking to each other and the public about the movement to electrify transportation.

Our headquarters area was staffed from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., providing 6 hours of EV related fun and education. At least two local Sierra Club chapter representatives were available at all times, enabling us to promote other green initiatives as well. We also had a local clean energy startup company, called Ipsun Power, come and display some of their tech and ideas.

There were at least a few serious conversations with prospective EV buyers about the range of options and benefits.

At around noon we gathered everyone up for pizza and a few comments by representatives from the Electrical Vehicle Association of Greater Washington DC and the Sierra Club.

Event Description


Come out to learn about electric vehicles and see the latest models on the National Mall!

Many people could be driving electric today but don’t realize it.  Find out if an EV would work for you from real folks who drive them.

Owners will be available to talk and answer questions.

Get comfortable with having a plug-in car in your life. It's a fabulous feeling of independence to decouple yourself from gasoline!

Get a ride in an electric car.  Feel the torque!

Learn how EV’s are far cheaper to run, even now with current “low” gas prices.

Learn about workplace charging.

See how to find public charging near where you work and shop.

Find out how you can have a plug-in car in an apartment, row house or townhouse.

You’ve heard the news stories; now come hear the truth from people who actually drive EV’s and love them.

Find out what incentives are available in DC, MD and VA.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 120 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 9
Chevrolet Volt 5
Chevrolet Bolt 4
Tesla Model S 4
Kia Soul EV 3
Zero Motorcycle 3
BMW i3 2
BMW i3 REx 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Tesla Model X 2
BMW 530e 1
Cadillac ELR 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
21 Models 47

Registered attendees report 814,118 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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

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