National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Longmont, CO
Sep 15, 2019

Day: Sunday, September 15, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11AM to 3PM
Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, North Parking Area
9595 Nelson Road
Longmont, CO 80503
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2019.

Event Report

The Boulder County Fairgrounds provided an excellent space for our first National Drive Electric Week Longmont.  We staged our event over 4 hours on a Sunday. This allowed folks to come and go throughout the day.  

We had 63 EV owners register to bring their cars, 42 showed up the day of the event.  I don't have the exact number of rides given, but some were giving up to 10 rides.  We also had 4 dealers:  Chevy, Nissan, BMW and Green Eyed motors (used EV's).   One person brought his electric boat, it was fun to see it in our EV parade.  We had an old Porsche that was converted to EV.  We were contacted by someone to bring an electric tractor, but they were unable to come. The parade route was very short, around the fairground so we wouldn't need to go out on a busy 4 lane street.  A couple of electric motorcycles showed up late in the event. 

We solicited vendors and had city and county sustainability offices, solar companies, EV charging companies and more.  We had 3 food trucks/ stands and free water was available from Eldorado water.

A band played for us between speeches.  Speeches were city, county, state (CDOT), legislature, and EV owner and also Joel from Plug In America.  

Since this was our first EV event, we did a great deal of advertising.  A donor gave us specific money directed to print and radio.  
Our volunteers were amazing.  They did checkin, managed the EV owner areas and traffic, and assisted in many ways. 

photo by: Sustainable Resilient Longmont
Colorado Department of Transportation Drives Electric. CDOT Director, Shoshana Lew, Boulder Count Commissioners Elise Jones and Deb Gardner, NDEW Longmont Captain Karen Dike Background is area where EV Owners displayed their cars

Event Description


Longmont, CO Celebrates 

National Drive Electric Week

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019   11 AM - 3 PM

Boulder County Fairgrounds

Corner of Hover & Boston Ave


Electric Vehicle Display & Parade By Owners

 EV Retailers  

Test Drives

Kids' Fun Zone  * Music * Food Trucks  * Raffle Drawing

Hear about state and local EV initiatives and more

Information about EVs, EV Charging Stations & Rebates!


Learn about what it's like to drive a plug-in electric vehicle from real owners. 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, Chevrolet Bolt, Nissan LEAF, and More!



Program & Speakers Announced Soon!


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


This event is being organized by a coalition of Longmont groups: 

Longmont Public Forum 

Longmont Leads with Love

Stand with our St Vrain Creek

Watch for further info at

 Sustainable Resilient Longmont 

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    How Can I Help?

    Print out our flyer (coming soon) and post it around town, and share with your friends, neighbors, and coworkers.


    Any Questions?

    Please contact the event organizers using the Contact button above.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 197 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 11
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 9
Tesla Model S 9
Chevrolet Bolt 5
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 5
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 4
Chevrolet Volt 3
Tesla Model X 3
BMW i3 2
Chevy Spark EV 2
EV Conversion 2
Ford Focus Electric 2
Audi A3 e-tron 1
BMW i3 REx 1
Fiat 500e 1
Jaguar I-Pace 1
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
18 Models 63

Registered attendees report 1,274,648 electric miles driven.

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EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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