National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Lincoln City, OR
Sep 14, 2019

Day: Saturday, September 14, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Bay House
5911 SW Hwy. 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2019.

Event Report

Our 6th annual National Drive Electric Week held in conjunction with the Cruisin’ the Bay car show was a great success—best ever according to our co-city captains!  We had a terrific variety of cars with 12 different models shoehorned into our limited display space. 

Even more important, we had an exceptional group of enthusiastic and knowledgeable EV drivers eager to talk about their cars.  We could not have any kind of great show without our wonderful EV owners.  Supporters for the show this year were:  Central Lincoln PUD, Oregon Electric Vehicle Association, Coastline Auto Detail, and Alternative Communication Services.

We were joined by the Forth group from Portland area who brought two drive and ride cars—a new Nissan LEAF and a Toyota Prius Prime.  This was the first time our show has had the new LEAF present, so thank you to Forth for making this happen!  Other drive and ride cars were a Kia Niro, Telsa Model 3, and Tesla Model X. 

Forth also brought very cool swag to hand out to visitors and counted 106 people who stopped by their table.  Matthew Dean, Mobile Services Supervisor for Tesla’s Portland Service Center, was on hand.  He brought a mobile repair Model S which garnered attention.  Many attendees had no idea about Tesla’s mobile service concept.  Tim Mangin was there from Clipper Creek to answer charging questions.  He also was pressed into service as a judge for some of the car show awards. 

We had some delightful drop in visitors as well.  Model S owners with a vacation home at the coast stopped by and ended up spending the day.  A delightful couple from Tennessee came by in their Tesla Model 3.  They are active with an EV club in their home state.  Both drop ins added their own enthusiasm and expertise to the group.

Two cars from the EV group received Cruisin’ the Bay Car Show awards:  Jay Skoch’s Honda Clarity PHEV won best Japanese Car and Bill Moore’s Tesla Model X won the Alternative Fuel Award.

While the car show was going on, a showing of “Revenge of the Electric Car” happened in downtown Lincoln City at the historic Bijou Theatre.  The movie was sponsored by Pacific Power.  Their Project Manager for Electric Transportation, Eva DeCesaro, answered questions for people before and after the movie.  Several people from the movie came afterward to check out the EVs at the car show.

This was the last year for this event and for Cruisin’ the Bay Car Show at this location.  The Bay House has been sold and will no longer be available to us.  Several ideas were discussed within the EV group during the day on continuing this activity at Lincoln City.  Stay tuned for 2020.

photo by: Debbie Jimmerson
Owners and particpants talking EV at the Lincoln City, Oregon, National Drive Electric Week Event.

Event Description


8/28/19:  REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR OUR DISPLAY SPACE--WE ARE AT MAXIMUM CAPACITY!  TO BE ON WAIT LIST PLEASE CONTACT CITY CAPTAIN AT:  Please do feel free to park in nearby lots and drop by to see the cars.

8/22/2019:  See movie announcement below!

8/17/2019:  We are nearing capacity for our display space and will wait list everything after the 14th registered car.  We will fit as many in as we can.  Especially looking for new generation Nissan LEAF, Audi E-tron, Jaguar I-Pace, BMW i3, Mercedes B-Class EV, Arcimoto...

6/14/2019:  We are wait listing any new registrations for Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt at this time.  Due to very limited space we will want to showcase as many different models of cars as possible.

Join us again for National Drive Electric Week in Lincoln City, Oregon.  We will be in the parking lot of The Bay House Restaurant next to Siletz Bay.  We will again have a section in the Cruisin' the Bay Car Show featuring knowledgeable EV owners and ride and drives.  Please register on this site to be in the show and to total up our electric miles driven!

The car show runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Display cars must be present the entire time.  Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. for parking the cars.  Expect it to be congested--we are right next to Hwy. 101.  We'll have a short driver's meeting at 9:00 a.m.  The $10 car show registration fee has been covered by a sponsor.  If you wish to enter your car for judging there will be forms to fill out at the driver's meeting.

We will provide snacks, beverages, and wrap sandwiches for registered owners displaying their cars.  If you have special dietary needs note them on your registration.  A vendor will also be selling burgers and hot dogs and there is a restaurant across the highway.  The Bay House does not open until 5:00 p.m.  Bring your own chairs and layered clothing is advised for coastal weather.  Unfortunately this show is not set up to accommodate drop-in cars within the display space but there is parking nearby.

Come prepared to answer questions and talk EV.  We are looking forward to another great show--our 7th National Drive Electric Week event in Lincoln City!

National Drive Electric Week, September 14-22, 2019, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Are you considering going electric? Come talk to owners who have successfully done so.

*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
Just scheduled as part of our National Drive Electric Week event:  We are excited to announce a FREE special matinee showing of "Revenge of the Electric Car" at 11:00 a.m. on September 14 at the Bijou Theatre, 1624 NE Highway 101, in Lincoln City.  Movie sponsored by Pacific Power.  Enjoy the movie in this beautiful historic venue, concessions available.  Stop by to see the electric cars at the car show before or after the movie and make a day of learning more about driving electric!

*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *

Registered Attendees

There are currently 28 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 3
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model X 1
12 Models 15

Registered attendees report 412,348 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.

Back to top