National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Minneapolis, MN
Sep 17-18, 2019

Days: September 17-18, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Xcel Energy
401 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2019.

Event Report

Xcel Energy hosted three days of electric vehicle test drives for our employees and customers. Six local auto dealers—White Bear Mitsubishi, Kline Nissan, Audi Minneapolis, Jaguar Minneapolis, Tesla Eden Prairie and Rosedale Chevrolet—partnered with us to provide a variety of EV models for display and test drives and representatives to answer questions.  During the three days, 76 people got behind the wheel of an EV on a test drive. We also worked with White Bear Mitsubishi, Kline Nissan, Audi Minneapolis, Jaguar Minneapolis, Tesla Eden Prairie, Rosedale Chevrolet, Eden Prairie Nissan, Motorwerks BMW and GS Motors to offer an EV ride & drive sweepstakes. The sweepstakes encourages local customers to test drive an EV at a dealership through October for a chance to win a $250 gift card.

photo by: Xcel Energy
Xcel Energy Electric Vehicle Test Drive in Minneapolis

Event Description


Ever wondered what driving an electric vehicle feels like? Sign up for a free test drive! Celebrate National Drive Electric Week with Xcel Energy by test driving an EV. Plus enter for a chance to win a $250 gift card*.

Where: Xcel Energy corporate headquarters - 401 Nicollet Mall alley, Minneapolis

When: Tuesday, 9/17 & Wednesday, 9/18 from 10:00am to 2:00pm

We partnered with local auto dealerships to offer a range of different models like Chevy Bolt, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model 3 and Audi e-tron. 

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Special thanks to our partners at Rosedale Chevrolet, White Bear Lake Mitsubishi, Kline Nissan, Eden Prarie Tesla Showroom and Audi Minneapolis.

*2 winners will be randomly selected among EV test drivers or passengers during the sweepstakes period from Sept 16 through Oct 31, 2019. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 5 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevy Spark EV 1
1 Model 1

Registered attendees report 5,500 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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All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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