National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Destin, FL
Sep 21, 2019

Day: Saturday, September 21, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: Destin Commons
4100 Legendary Dr
Destin, FL 32541
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2019.

Event Report

This year the Destin Commons shopping center moved us out of the middle to the area near the 4 public charge stations.  Unfortunately this resulted in less foot traffic from the public.  We had 9 Tesla Model 3, 8 Model S, 2 Model X, 1 Nissan LEAF, 1 BMW i3 and 1 Fiat 500e.  This is less turnout than in years past :-(

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) attended as part of their Driving on Sunshine campaign and gave test drives in their Model X (10 test drives)  Other attendees gave 5 test drives.

We did two EV parades through the outdoor shopping mall to attract more foot traffic.  The parades were effective in increasing foot traffic.

photo by: Mary Collins
Mostly Teslas!

More photos from this event.

Event Description


This will be our 5th year having the National Drive Electric Week event at the Destin Commons.  This NDEW EVent has really grown into something special and wouldn’t be possible without sponsors, vendors, volunteers and EV owners bringing out their cars to show everyone what it’s like to kick gas!  We are looking for business owners to be sponsors by donating prizes to be given away to participants who register and show up with their Electric Vehicle.  We have a nice selection of prizes to be given away. 


9am -10am Setup

10am - 12pm Registration.  When you register your Electric Vehicle you will get a FREE raffle ticket for prizes

2pm - Drawing for prizes.  You must be present to win!

If you are a business owner or know someone who would have something to donate and be listed as an official National Drive Electric Week–Destin sponsor, please let us know.

So far we have the following vendors signed up!

  • SunFarm Energy
  • B & C Technologies, Panama City Beach - Prize! - Holy Stone 1080P Drone (value $200.00)
  • Emerald Coast Science Center - Prize! - Gift Basket
  • Coastal Powersports - Zero Motorcycles! - Prize - Gift Card
  • Natural Awakenings Magazine Northwest Florida
  • Southern Alliance For Clean Energy - Tesla Test drives!
  • Okaloosa County Democratic Environmental Caucus

The Destin Commons has been a fantastic event host and is providing a dedicated area for parking our EV’s to generate interest and public awareness of Electric Vehicles.  This year we will be by the 4 charging stations on the backside of Uncle Buck’s.

Please go ahead and register now!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 65 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 11
Tesla Model 3 8
BMW i3 1
Fiat 500e 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tesla Model X 1
8 Models 25

Registered attendees report 599,490 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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