National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Rochester, NY
Sep 14, 2019

Day: Saturday, September 14, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Rochester Institute of Technology- RIT
1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester, NY 14623
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2019.

Event Report

This year our event was very successful - grows every year! Record numbers of attendees, cars, and ride and drives.

This year was the first time we had musicians to perform.

A big thank you to all volunteers and attendees - looking forward to next year for our Spring event.


Event Description


Join us for National Drive Electric Week 2019

This year we will again be at RIT for this event. We will be in Lot T near the Golisano Institute. Please follow directions for EV parking and non EV vehicle parking accordingly. There is no fee to attend and/or show your car. The event is open to the public.

This will be our 8th year running the Rochester Area National Drive Electric Week Fall Event, and our 3rd year at RIT. Our first EV Car show was held in 2011. To date we have over 60 cars signed up with 148 attendees. 

We are excited for the upcoming show and are happy to see it grow year after year!

Thank you to all attending, the volunteers, our musicians, and to RIT. Please continue to get the word out to your family, friends, and neighbors.  

What to Expect

A number of companies and not-for-profit groups will be present. Participants include:

Rochester People's Climate Coalition (RPCC)

Sustainable Homes Rochester

EV Charge Solutions

ROC EV/Greater Rochester Clean Cities

NYS Electric Automobile Association

Destination Electric

ACES Energy

Tesla Owners Club-NY

We are currently arranging dealer ride and drives. It looks like we will have 6 to 8 Dealer cars on site for ride and drives. Things may change at the last minute but this is what we currently have (possible more to come):

Dorschel Group  -  Leaf, E-Golf, KIA Nero

O'Connor Chevrolet - Volt, Bolt

Vision Hyundai - Kona 

Food and beverages will be available on site (for sale). Rob's Kabobs Food Truck will be on site. Go to: for more information.

Additionally, this year we will have live acoustic music! See schedule below:

10 am - 11 am Cynthea Kelley 

11:30 am -12:30 pm Steve Feder

1 - 2 pm Anson Stiles

About our local organizers:

The New York State Electric Automobile Association (NYSEAA) is a Rochester NY based group that advocates for the use electric vehicles and is a great resource of information. The group started as a resource for those building their own EV’s and with the advent of production EV’s we have converted to assisting those that want to buy and drive the new generation of EV’s as well as lending our support to efforts for a larger adoption of electric vehicles.

Greater Rochester Clean Cities (GRCC) coalition is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program. The objectives of the coalition are to reduce dependency on petroleum and improve air quality through development of fleets of alternative fueled vehicles and supporting infrastructure. The coalition supports a variety of alternative fuels, including EV's, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) , LPG (propane) and biofuels like E85 and biodiesel, as well as other strategies such as anti-idling and VMT  (vehicle miles traveled) reduction. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 183 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 14
Tesla Model 3 12
Chevrolet Bolt 6
Tesla Model S 5
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 3
BMW i3 REx 2
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 2
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Other Plug-In Vehicle 2
Toyota Prius Prime 2
EV Conversion 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Hyundai KONA Electric 1
Jaguar I-Pace 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 1
Tesla Model X 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
21 Models 62

Registered attendees report 1,038,957 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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All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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