National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Portsmouth, VA
Sep 21, 2019

Day: Saturday, September 21, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 8 AM - Noon and 1 - 5 PM
Location: Fish Bowl Parade assembly area and City Park for D. A. R. E. event
Court & County Streets / Portsmouth City Park
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2019.

Event Report

Three vehicles -- a Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model X, and Chevrolet Bolt -- participated in the Fishbowl Parade. When the pace of the parade allowed, the Model X stopped and opened the falcon-wing doors, which was very popular with the bystanders and those on the reviewing stand. At the end of the parade, we distributed a number of pens, a mesh bag, and a water bottle to interested parties.
At the Sheriff's D. A. R. E. Day event, only the Model X was present. We opened the falcon-wing doors on request and distributed some fact sheets on available EV models. Several sheriff's deputies were interested in various aspects of the "care and feeding" of an EV, and we conversed with them at length.

photo by: Mark Geduldig-Yatrofsky
Tesla Model X and Chevrolet Bolt (partial) entering the parade with Olde Towne Farmer's Market in the background. Photo courtesy of Cowanis Duckett.

Event Description


We will join the Fish Bowl Parade (assembly begins at 8 AM; parade kicks off at 10) as the Electric Vehicle Unit and park near I. C. Norcom High School at the end of the parade route to display our automobiles and chat with passersby about the benefits of driving EVs. 

Alternatively, some may want to drive stop in at the Virginia Beach event which runs from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. See 

If you're staying on or coming back to Portsmouth from Virginia Beach, we will redeploy to the Sheriff's D. A. R. E. celebration from 2:30 to 5 PM at City Park.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 7 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 2
Tesla Model S 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Tesla Model X 1
5 Models 7

Registered attendees report 180,604 electric miles driven.

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