National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Hartford, CT
Sep 18, 2014

Day: Thursday, September 18, 2014 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: Legislative Office Building
300 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2014.

Event Report

We had various legislators and OEM reps at our event. The OEM reps (from Ford, GM, Mercedes, Nissan, Toyota) participated in our panel discussion on EV technology and benefits. We also had a VP from the National Auto Dealers Association on the panel and the discussion was moderated by Senator Toni Boucher and Representative Lonnie Reed.

photo by: CT DEEP
Event participant test driving the Mercedes B-Class.

Event Description


Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), along with Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association, is sponsoring an electric vehicle (EV) event on September 18, 2014 at the State Capitol in Hartford. The event, EV Day at the Capitol: A National Drive Electric Week Event, kicks off with a welcome by DEEP Commissioner Rob Klee and Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association Chairman Michael Lynch who will then present the REVolutionary Dealer Award to the dealer(s) who have sold/leased the highest number of new EVs and new plug-in hybrids between February and July 2014.  The event will conclude with a panel discussion on clean cars and plug in electric vehicles.  The public is invited to see displays of new electric vehicle models coming to Connecticut dealerships. Several of these cars, including the Mercedes Benz B-class, Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf and Ford Fusion Energi, will be available for test drives on a first come, first served basis between noon and 2pm. Please do not forget to have your valid driver’s license with you to take advantage of the opportunity to test drive these vehicles. EV Day at the Capitol will be a great event and we’re expecting a great turn out. Don’t be the only person who missed it!

EV Day at the Capitol: A National Drive Electric Week Event  Flyer

Directions to the Legislative Office Building and parking information can be found at

Registered Attendees

There are currently 35 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 4
Smart fortwo electric drive 3
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Tesla Model S 1
6 Models 11

Registered attendees report 191,899 electric miles driven.

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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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