National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Asheville, NC
Sep 14, 2019

Day: Saturday, September 14, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12 noon to 4pm
Location: Asheville Outlets
800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2019.

Event Report

The 6th annual Drive Electric Show in Asheville turned out to be one of the most successful electric car shows in the region.  With over 500 attendees in a 4-hour span, many ready to buy and EV, the atmosphere was energetic and joyful.  We had over 80 registrations before the show began and over 60 cars registered making this show in Asheville one of the largest EV show in the Southeastern United States.

 Many thanks go to our hosts The Asheville Outlets who have supported the Drive Electric Show on their premises for 5 years.   Music was provided by Live Edge Audio.  Our professional emcee kept the crowd engaged with door prizes and plugs from all of our sponsors.   CM Wilson Solar, Duke Energy, Blue Ridge Energy, Haywood Electric Cooperative,  The HOP Ice Cream, WiBuy Energy, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition,  The Climate Reality, Greenlots, Green Sage Cafe, Fields Auto Jaguar, and Asheville Chevrolet were all sponsors of the event.   In addition, there were several electric bicycles and a homemade electric scooter.

 A video of the event is below:

photo by: Blue Ridge EV Club
New Leaf, Old Leaf, Tesla - just some of the 60 + EVs at the show.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Presented by the Blue Ridge EV Club, Tesla Owners Group of Western North Carolina and the Asheville Outlets: The Exciting World of Electric Vehicles.  Come out to Asheville's 6th Fall Drive Electric Show, on Saturday September 14th, 2019 from noon to 4pm.

Owners and dealers will be present with the latest long range EVs, 4 wheel drive EVs, Plug In Hybrids, used and new, answering everything you've ever wanted to know about electric cars.   In addition, there will be electric bicycle rides.  If you have never ridden an electric bicycle, you are in for a treat.  Come out and enjoy - who knows you may be in a for a pleasant surprise ...

Nearby Hotels:

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Asheville SW - Outlet Car Area,

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott - Asheville South/Biltmore Square

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Asheville at Asheville Outlet Mall, NC

Nearby Campground:

Lake Powhatan Recreational Area and Campground.

Local sponsors:

CM Wilson Solar

Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Asheville Chevrolet


Fields Auto


Green Sage Cafe

Registered Attendees

There are currently 198 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 15
Chevrolet Bolt 10
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 8
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 5
Tesla Model S 5
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 4
Chevrolet Volt 3
Tesla Model X 3
BMW i3 REx 2
Jaguar I-Pace 2
Zero Motorcycle 2
Audi A3 e-tron 1
BMW i3 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Fiat 500e 1
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 1
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Revero 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
Volvo XC60 AWD PHEV 1
22 Models 70

Registered attendees report 1,301,332 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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Green Level Sponsor

All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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