National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Louisville, KY
Sep 21, 2019

Day: Saturday, September 21, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 5:30pm - 9:30pm (4:30 with EV to get a spot)
Location: Sullivan University School of Pharmacy parking lot
2100 Gardiner Lane
Louisville, KY 40205
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2019.

Event Report

We have had an event at Sullivan University ever since we first started having DEW events.  Every year it grows.  This year it grew substantially, resulting in a record-breaking (for Kentucky) 60 plus EVs in the parking lot!  Also new for this year was a live band, food truck, frozen treat vendor, electric bus ride and face painting.  All of this to both draw a bigger crowd and make it more of a stand-alone family-friendly event.  We also boosted our FaceBook post.  The weather was great and folks had a great time.  Many stayed for the after event raffle and film.  

We also were the destination for the first Lexington EV Convoy.  They started in the morning and winded through many Kentucky towns and ended up arriving in Louisville at about the start time of our event.  When the drivers entered the parking lot the crowd cheered!  

Only thing that could have went better was keeping better track of EV rides.  We had clipboards, but many weren't given out.  Also, many participants didn't claim their shirts.  But, overall, tons of positive feedback that this was our best DEW event yet.  

Event Description


This will be our 5th annual EV ride and drive at Sullivan.  Last year we (most likely) set a record for the most electric vehicles in one spot in the state of Kentucky (over 50).  This year, we are planning on leaving that record in the dust!  

We will have a wide variety of electric vehicles on display and rides will be encouraged.  Solar installers will also be on hand with information. There will also be a food truck, Steel City Pops, live music (trio), face painting and a raffle (high-end electric lawnmower)! Fun and surprises for the whole family!  Those that sign up early enough and bring their EV will also get an embroidered Evolve KY polo shirt (but it must be early as it takes time for production and shipping).

At 7:30 we will show the film, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power"  in the school of pharmacy building.  

Registered Attendees

There are currently 102 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 15
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 5
Chevrolet Bolt 3
Tesla Model S 3
Ford Focus Electric 2
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 2
Tesla Model X 2
Chevrolet Volt 1
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
Fiat 500e 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Hyundai KONA Electric 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
13 Models 38

Registered attendees report 898,537 electric miles driven.

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