National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Galena, IL
Sep 14, 2019

Day: Saturday, September 14, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9am - 1pm
Location: DMV Parking Lot
987 Galena Square Dr.
Galena, IL 61036
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2019.

Event Report

EV drivers are the friendliest people I know! We had so much fun comparing notes and discussing the fossil-free future. A shout-out to the Tesla design engineer from Chicago - wish we would have had more time to talk! Had a steady stream of interested visitors, but nobody wanted a ride for some reason. Live music and speakers from environmental groups kept everyone interested. The mayor proclaimed National Drive Electric Week in Galena!

photo by: Joe Fochs
EV owners at NDEW 2019 in Galena, IL

Event Description


Galena Country Celebrates:


September 14, 9am-1pm, Parking Lot by Galena DMV

Electric Vehicle Display By Owners, EV Retailers & Test Drives

Bring the whole family for fun, music, food, and information!  

Solar Information & Displays (solar panels & solar cooking)

Kids' Games  *  Music  *  Food  *  Free Raffle Drawing

Information about EVs, EV Charging Stations, Local Non-profits


Registration is FREE! If you want to show your plug-in electric vehicle, register now. Space is filling up!

Show Schedule

8:00 am Set-up  

9:00 am Show open to the Public - bring your lawn chairs for a "tail-pipe free tail gate party"!                      

11:00 am Program:   Recognition of Sustainability Community Leaders and Presentations about Renewable Energy.

                                   Food by Tammy's Piggly Wiggly.

Hourly Free Raffle Prize Drawing - Nissan merchandise, gift certificates to local businesses, and more...

1:00 pm Cruising Down Main Street! - enjoy a silent, emission free parade of the latest technology through Galena's historic downtown!

2:00 pm Kayaktivism on the Galena River: Bring your own kayak or rent one in Galena from:


Experts welcome, but if you know nothing about electric cars--and want to quit buying ga$--this event is for you. Learn how EVs are more fun, more convenient and less expensive than gas cars.  We'll have owners on hand ready to answer your questions about the real-world experience driving all the popular plug-in vehicles from Tesla Motors, Nissan, Chevy, and KIA.

Talk with industry experts, movers-and-shakers to learn about everything from the newest EV colors (Gun Metallic), to public charging options, to powering an EV with solar energy and find out what other sustainability efforts are going on in Galena Country!

If you own a plug-in vehicle, please register and join us on Facebook.

Help us spread the word about EV's!

EV charging is available downtown at city hall, at Culver's and a few other locations.  Please contact us if you have any questions.  See  you there!

Thanks to Our Sponsors:


Registered Attendees

There are currently 43 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 10
Chevrolet Bolt 4
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 2
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model X 1
8 Models 21

Registered attendees report 352,028 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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

Platinum Level Sponsors

Silver Level Sponsor

Bronze Level Sponsor

Green Level Sponsor

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

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