National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Devon, PA
Sep 21, 2014

Day: Sunday, September 21, 2014 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: Noon-5PM (volunteers at 11AM)
Location: Tesla Motors Sales and Service Center
470 East Lancaster Avenue
Devon, PA 19333
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2014.

Event Report

Our test drive number is actual dealer test drives, in addition, with about 18 active EVs giving test "rides" out of approximately 55 attending, we had approximately 180 more rides given and if you count passengers along with the drives or rides, I estimate the proper number is 400 rides&drives


Tony Weeks (Nissan Motors - National Sponsor) - Industry Growth & Standards
State Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (PA Dist. 44, Chair Transportation)
Dr. Manan Trivedi (PA District 6 Congressional candidate)
Michael L. Craner (Renew America Roadtrip - Organizer) - First to ever drive a Tesla cross country
Dick Johnson (Autoport) - Vehicle to Grid & Managing
Diane Phillips (St. Joe’s Univ., The New Climate Reality) - Climate Change Science

Event Description


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National Drive Electric Week - Drive Electric in Devon Day, Sept. 21 

Hosted at the brand new Tesla Sales and Service Center

Ride, Drive, and Experience the latest and greatest electric vehicles from Tesla, Nissan, BMW, Ford, GM, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Toyota, Brammo and others courtesy of our host Tesla Motors of Devon. See some of the fastest, safest, coolest, and environmentally gentlest cars and cycles on the planet!  

Experience the pioneering and stunning Karma Fisker.

And in addition to a chance to drive the uncompromising Tesla Motors Model S EV or the sporty BMW i3 EV,

And put the pedal to the metal of the sexy and practical Porsche Panamera and Cayenne P/H/EVs,

If all goes as planned, you may also get a glimpse of the gorgeous BMW i8, but it looks like delivery may be a little late for this one...catch it at your local BMW Dealer in October
In addition to a possible cameo appearance of the outrageous 730HP McLaren P1 PHEV supercar (0-186 mph in 17 s, and 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds!), UPDATE - it went to another event, oh shame!
   P1-PHEV        P1-PHEV

And of course, there will be Ford's Fusion, Focus, and Energi line of PH/EVs to test drive:

And, we wouldn't be SMART if we didn't showcase a SMART Electric FourTwo, or two:

Or the world's most popular EV, the Nissan Leaf, or the PHEV version of the utility Prius Hybrid

Plus, Electric Cycles of all sorts!

And even an award winning directly solar-powered car  built by the students at Devon Prep School ...

Also, Learn the SCIENCE behind global climate change, the implications of fracking, and hear local politicians and environmental advocacy groups discuss plans for the re-greening of Pennsylvania.

Can't make it to NYC for the People's Climate March? Gather in Devon with like-minded low-carbon advocates where we will also provide live coverage of the NYC activity.

Come hear Dr. Manan Trivedi  (PA district 6 congressional candidate "from boots on the battleground to scrubs in the emergency room") talk about his plans to promote a clean environment, energy independence, and robust job creation through clean energy R&D.

Listen to Katie McGinty  (former secretary PA-DEP) explain how PA can make a Fresh Start in renewable energy jobs and environmental stewardship. 

Enjoy being educated by Diane M. Phillips  (The Climate Reality Project / Saint Joseph's University) on the latest facts about global climate change and how you can be part of the solution.  

Speaker Schedule: (schedule subject to change)
  • 12:30: First Opportunity for VIP Meet & Greet / Q&A / Interviews / Photos
  • 12:45: Michael L. Craner (Renew America Roadtrip - Organizer) - Intro & Event Background
  • 12:50: Special Guest Mystery Speaker - who will it be?
  • 12:55: Tony Weeks (Nissan Motors - National Sponsor) - Industry Growth & Standards
  • 01:00: State Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (PA Dist. 44, Chair Transportation)
  • 01:15: Dr. Manan Trivedi (PA District 6 Congressional candidate)
  • BREAK - 1:30 - 2:55:  Second Opportunity for VIP Meet & Greet / Q&A / Interviews / Photos
  • 02:55: Michael L. Craner (Renew America Roadtrip - Organizer) - Intro to 2nd Half
  • 03:00: Katie McGinty (former sec PA DEP) Energy/Environmental Policy & Looking Forward
  • 03:15: Dick Johnson (Autoport) - Vehicle to Grid & Managing the Adoption of Renewable Energy
  • 03:20: Diane Phillips (St. Joe’s Univ., The New Climate Reality) - Climate Change Science
  • 03:55: Q&A with Speakers
  • 04:05: Final Opportunity for VIP Meet & Greet / Q&A / Interviews / Photos
VIPs also include: William Brainerd (Sierra Club) and Martin Hage (Clean Air Council)

Renewable Energy - Learn how you can power your car AND your home directly from the sun and avoid the ever-increasing burden of oil price volatility and the health and environmental impacts of our culture of oil.

Wholesome Snacks - Also, come taste the difference that healthy organic food and drinks make, courtesy of Whole Foods of Devon and Wynnewood.  

Stay tuned for more exciting updates about this event. Follow #NDEW2014

Interested in attending or volunteering, register here.

Interested in Exhibiting?  Are you a green vendor, exhibitor, or EV dealer? email for details on sponsorship and participation. 

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Sponsor/Exhibitor links:
Evoke Solar / Sunpower  of Hellertown, PA

Ambassador School links:

Learn more:
Win a Ride in the Tesla Roadster - Take the Green Challenge 
Fixing Electric with Electric - the new PECO trucks 
What are we fighting for? - Why the war in Iraq was fought for Big Oil 

Stuff to buy:
EAA T-shirts (National Drive Electric Week and "Kick Gas" Logo) can be ordered here 
Drive Electric in Devon Day T-shirt may be coming soon...check back in a day or so.


Top Level Layout of Event and Parking Locations

Recommended Route for Owners Giving Rides (approved by Township)

Registered Attendees

There are currently 350 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 12
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 11
Tesla Model S 11
Ford C-MAX Energi 3
Ford Focus Electric 3
Tesla Roadster 3
BMW i3 1
BMW i3 REx 1
Brammo 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Think City 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
17 Models 54

Registered attendees report 667,492 electric miles driven.

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Presented By

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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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