National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Lexington, KY
Sep 14, 2019

Day: Saturday, September 14, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10 am - 6 pm
Location: Whole Foods Market, The Summit at Fritz Farm
4059 Finn Way
Lexington, KY 40517
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2019.

Event Report

Lexington, KY celebrated Drive Electric Day 2019 at Whole Foods Market. We were joined by Kentucky Utilities Company (KU), Blue Grass Energy, and KY Touchstone Energy Cooperatives (both with Bolts), Wilderness Trace Solar (with Volt), Solar Energy Solutions, Lextran electric bus, Pedal Power electric bicycles, and dealer Dan Cummins Chevrolet Bolt.

Evolve KY members and friends displayed 25 vehicles of 11 different EV models: BMW i3, Chevy Bolt, Volt, Fiat 500e, Fisker Karma, Honda Clarity PHEV, Nissan Leaf (2013-15), Tesla Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Volkswagen e-Golf.  We had great weather and a good turnout. We talked to over 270 people and gave more than 25 rides. Uncounted were the numbers who came and looked or took test rides on the electric bikes.  The Kentucky rEVolution is still EVolving!

photo by: Wrensey Gill, VP Evolve KY
Drive Electric Day at Whole Foods Market Lexington.

Event Description


Join us for our fourth Lexington Electric Vehicle Day at Whole Foods Market. Come with your EV or check out all the EVs in the parking lot, free giveaways will be under the tent. We will be close to the EV chargers with complimentary drinks so you can talk with EV owners about their experiences and get the latest news on electric vehicles in Kentucky and then shop at Whole Foods Market.

Last year EVolve KY members and friends showcased several all-electric cars including: BMW i3, Chevy Bolt, Fiat 500e, Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S, Model 3, and Model X, and plug-in hybrid Fisker Karma, and Honda Clarity. We had a great turnout of around 600 people and gave nearly 50 test rides. There are several new EVs available in Kentucky that we did not have last year so we are hoping to have them at this year's event. Again this year, we will feature a Solar Installer Showcase of our four local installers, an Electric Bus from Lextran, and Electric Bicycles from Pedal Power Bike Shop. We are also working with our local Car Dealerships to bring out their new EV cars and allow interested shoppers test drives in them. Lexington area EVolve KY group has been having regular monthly meetings welcoming EV owners and those with interest, so we hope to showcase even more cars and have a better event than last year's; which was great! See our Facebook page @Evolveky for updates on all of our NDEW events.

Please register to attend using the button at the top of this page. 

Also be sure to include your shirt size, we will be giving out free Evolve KY polo shirts to volunteers that sign up early enough for all our Louisville and Lexington DEW events.  This is important as we need this info to place the order. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 31 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 3
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 3
Tesla Model 3 3
Tesla Model S 3
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Fisker Karma 1
Tesla Model X 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
8 Models 17

Registered attendees report 345,106 electric miles driven.

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

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