National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Sep 15-20, 2014

Days: September 15-20, 2014 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Location: Various Locations
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2014.

Event Report

We had a great event in Dallas-Fort Worth. We started the week off at local car dealers educating folks and doing test drives with the EV Specialist at each dealer. We ended the week at the North Texas Electric Auto Association meeting where owners and potential owners gathered to provide EV education.

photo by: Kenny Bergstrom
Converted Electric VW Golf

Event Description


Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) is excited to be part of National Drive Electric Week (NDEW)! The DFW Clean Cities Coalition is planning this year's event again and plans to do things slightly different than in the past. We're partnering with local dealers around the North Texas region in an effort to spread the word about driving electric vehicles (EV). Participating dealerships will host events throughout the week and will have signage showing their participation. Attendees can expect to learn what electric vehicles are currently available, how to recharge, maintenance cost, reliability concerns, and available incentives. Each dealer will have staff dedicated to educating attendees on all things related to EVs. DFW Clean Cities staff will also be on-hand at certain locations to provide additional information on regional statistics, recharging infrastructure, and current incentives. Below you'll find the list of participants and an EV point of contact. This list will be frequently updated as we confirm involvement. Please contact Kenny Bergstrom at 817-704-5643 or for additional information or participation.

*For current/prospective EV owners, the North Texas Electric Auto Association (NTEAA) will host their monthly meeting at Makerspace in Carrollton as part of NDEW on September 20 from 10 am - 12 pm. All current EV owners are encouraged to attend the meeting to show their support. After the meeting, NTEAA members will hang out and give rides in vehicles which usually produces "EV grins." Owners will be able to answer questions prospective owners might have as well as providing facts on cost of operation and maintenance. NTEAA member vehicles include the most popular EVs on the road as well as some converted vehicles.

NTEAA Meeting/Current EV Owner Gathering
Dallas Makerspace
1825 Monetary Lane Suite 104
Carrollton, TX 75006

Point of Contact: Ron Swanson, NTEAA President
Date of Participation: September 20, 10 am - 12 pm; facility reserved until
3 pm for attendees to mingle, chat, and drive vehicles after the meeting.

Classic Chevrolet
1101 Hwy 114
Grapevine, TX

Point of Contact: Buzz Smith
Date of Participation: September 15-20

BMW of Arlington
1105 E Lamar Blvd
Arlington, TX

Point of Contact: Pedro Alicea
Date of Participation: Saturday, September 20

Don Herring Mitsubishi
4225 W. Plano Pkwy
Plano, TX 75093

Point of Contact: Leon Chester
Date of Participation: September 19-20

Nissan of Fort Worth
3451 West Loop 820 S.
Fort Worth, TX 76116

Date of Participation: TBD

Grubbs Nissan
310 Airport Freeway
Bedford, TX 76022

Point of Contact: Johnny Romero
Date of Participation: September 15-20

Trophy Nissan
5031 N. Galloway Ave.
Mesquite, TX 75050

Point of Contact: Kevin Teeter
Date of Participation: September 19

AutoNation Nissan Lewisville
1601 S. Stemmons Freeway
Lewisville, TX 75067

Point of Contact: Jon Detter
Date of Participation: September 19

AutoNation Nissan Dallas
4707 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75244

Point of Contact: Carolyn Finley or Robert Williams
Date of Participation: September 19

Don Davis Nissan
1320 East I-20
Arlington, TX 75018

Point of Contact: James Whitehouse
Date of Participation: September 15-20

Classic BMW
6800 Dallas Pkwy
Plano, TX 75024

Point of Contact: Rachel Botello
Date of Participation: Friday, September 19

Registered Attendees

There are currently 113 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 13
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 12
Tesla Model S 5
Tesla Roadster 3
BMW i3 REx 1
EV Conversion 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Other 1
9 Models 38

Registered attendees report 487,214 electric miles driven.

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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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