National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Bemidji, MN
Sep 11, 2018

Day: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Beltrami Electric Cooperative Headquarters
4111 Technology Dr NW,
Bemidji, MN 56601
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

We held our EV Ride & Drive Event at our Cooperative headquarters, in the parking lot area where we have a DC Fast Charger and a Level 2 Charger. This is also located right next to our 80 kW community solar garden. We had our local television station, many people from the community along with about 10 EV owners with their vehicles. We had 3 Teslas, 3 Chevy Bolts, 2 Chevy Volts, a Nissan Leaf and a Toyota Highlander Hybrid. We provided some cookies and refreshments, along with information about EVs for interested persons. There were a lot of great conversations and a lot of excitement as a result of some of the test drives. We will definitely consider hosting this event again next year!

photo by: Angela Lyseng, Marketing/Communications Specialist
Chevy Volt owner Ron Erickson talks with a couple interested in learning about his experience with his EV. Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model X parked at DC Fast Charger to recharge during the event.

Event Description



Join us for an Electric Vehicle (EV) ride and drive event!

Are you interested in electric vehicles?  Are you curious about the features, performance, and handling of an electric vehicle?  Then we invite you to attend Beltrami Electric's EV ride and drive event!  Come out and test drive our Chevy Bolt, enjoy refreshments and cookies and learn more about the features and benefits of owning an electric vehicle.

Learn about the local EV charging stations, including Beltrami Electric's  DC Fast Charger!

Learn more about installation requirements for charging stations, available rebates, and our off-peak charging program.

We welcome all EV owners to come, show off their EV, and talk to people about what it's like to own an EV.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 18 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Tesla Model S 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Tesla Model X 1
5 Models 7

Registered attendees report 177,300 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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

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

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