National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Bloomington, MN
Sep 15, 2018

Day: Saturday, September 15, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10 am -1 pm
Location: Oak Grove Presbyterian Church
2200 Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN 55431
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Bloomington MN Sept. 15, 2018

We had a beautiful day for our 1st annual EV Expo. We had dealer EV/PHEV cars for test drives and owner cars for inspection and conversation. We also had electric mowers, electric bikes and scooters, and a place for testing EV batteries. We gave 60 EV/PHEV test drives and 30 some electric bike test drives. We believe we had the largest collection of electric vehicles in one place in Minnesota history.... Teslas, Leafs, Bolts, Volts, Fusions, C-Max, Minis, Prius Plug ins, Outlanders, Pacificas, Tesla X, about 8 2015 Leafs and their owners.

We had a series of EV talks in our sanctuary. Our youth gave car washes and raised a lot of money for their mission trips. Our deacons made popcorn and gave it away with water. And we dedicate our two level 2 chargers with a blessing and ribbon cutting. Several members of our Bloomington City Sustainability Commission were at the event.

photo by: John Crampton
SaraJane Meyers test drives an electric bike while visitors talk with owners in the background. Many EVs are out on test drives

Event Description


EV EXPO (electric vehicle) on Saturday September 15, 2018, 10AM to 1 PM at Oak Grove Presbyterian 2200 W. Old Shakopee Rd. in Bloomington. Event is co-sponsored by the American Lung Association. 

Dealers and owners will be bringing the latest models including: Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt, Chevy Volt, Prius, Mitsubishi Outlander, Ford Fusion, and Honda Clarity plug in hybrids.

Short educational presentations will be held from 10-11 AM with test drives/owners talk from 11AM to 1 PM.  Mechanic will be on site to test your Nissan or Prius batteries.  Church youth will be providing car washes (donations accepted).

Event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Oak Grove Presbyterian 952-888-4621

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