National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Galena, IL
Sep 08, 2018

Day: Saturday, September 8, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Galena Gazette Parking Lot
716 S Bench St
Galena, IL 61036
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

If I had to use one word to describe our Galena event, it would have to be 'FUN'... You wouldn't normally connect that with climate change, but we had such enthusiastic exhibitors who loved sharing their passion with the visitors - and the weather was beautiful! We made great connections and got our message across to David Simpson and Nick Hyde, the political candidates who attended, as well as the city council, represented by Pam Bernstein. We had solar cooking demos by two different vendors (I bought a solar oven!) and EV's like a Tesla, Nissan Leaf, KIA Niro and the city's Chevy Bolt. We also handed out free 'Boomerang Bags', made by our members, and talked about plastic pollution. 'Ride the Rails' was there gathering support for their Chicago-Dubuque passenger train petition, a local group supporting immigrants rights and helping low-income families, and our new local food, on-line buying club presented their services. Turnout could have been better of course. We'll have to review our strategies for next year. (est. total of 50 attendants)

photo by: Ronald Tigges, Digital Dubuque
The cars: Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf, Kia Niro. Tesla Model S arrived a little later...

Event Description


Check out the coolest cars in Galena! Let local EV owners show you their ride and tell you what fun it is to drive an EV - and why they don't miss going to the gas station... Learn about tax incentives and charging options. Here's your chance to ask any questions you have about owning an EV!

Have a plug-in electric vehicle you would like to show off? Come and join us!

Our National Drive Electric EV Showcase will be held as part of 'Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice Tri-States', with different events planned in Dubuque, Galena and Platteville. See Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice Tri-States: Galena on Facebook.

National Drive Electric Week is a collaboration between Plug In America, Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 14 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model X 1
3 Models 4

Registered attendees report 101,000 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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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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