National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Allentown, PA
Sep 09, 2018

Day: Sunday, September 9, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Wescosville Memorial Park
5047 Hamilton Blvd,
Allentown, PA 18106
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

Despite being one of the coldest and rainiest days of the season we had an impressive turnout. EV owners are passionate and resilient and will do whatever it takes to share their knowledge and experiences driving electric. Many great conversations took place educating non-EV owners about charging, driving fun, cost savings etc.

We had great representation from Tesla owners with Model S, X and 3. We also had a unique and rare opportunity to have a prototype Jaguar I-PACE at our event. Not only was it on display, but was available for test drives. 18 of the 40+ test drives given were in the I-PACE. Many other makes and models of BEV and PHEV vehicles were present providing a well-rounded event. We also had a few visitors show up with their EV’s from seeing our signs and flags.

Thanks to Immaculate Paint Protection LLC., one lucky Tesla owner won the $500 raffle towards a paint protection package.

This was the first year the Lehigh Valley participated in a NDEW event, but this definitely won’t be our last! Interest in EV’s is strong and we look forward to having future events.

photo by: James Rosenberger
Main parking area of the event. Luckily the pavilion kept everyone dry for conversations, snacks, information and giveaways. Otherwise people were out on test drives with heated seats on!

Event Description


Curious about electric cars??  

Join us for test rides & drives of various electric vehicles.  Talk with owners who have replaced their gas vehicles with battery electric vehicles.  Learn about charging at home, on the road and at your destination.  Learn about total cost of ownership and how electric cars can save a lot of money on fueling and maintenance.  Learn (and experience!) one pedal driving with regenerative braking.  Experience smooth, quiet driving with instant grin inducing acceleration of an electric motor!

Event Goals:
  • Have fun
  • Sharing knowledge and experiences with EV and non-EV owners
  • Raffle:  Win $500 paint protection package credit from Immaculate Paint Protection (see below)
If you are an EV owner, please consider signing up and joining us to help spread the word about EV's.

See you there!

Location: We will be right next to the Hamilton Crossings shopping center directly across from Costco.  

We will showcase the EV's and PHEV's in this lot, and will have information available in the pavilion.

Proposed drive map for test drives & rides - short and long choices -  all right hand turn loops

Raffle!  Win $500 package credit from Immaculate Paint Protection

Registered Attendees

There are currently 83 attendees registered.

Plug-In Vehicles Registered by Attendees

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 7
Tesla Model S 6
Chevrolet Volt 4
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 2
BMW i3 1
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Fiat 500e 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Jaguar I-Pace 1
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 1
Tesla Model X 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
15 Models 30

Registered attendees report 470,256 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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