National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Virtual drive electric event Asheville
Asheville, NC
Sep 26, 2020

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location.
Day: Saturday, September 26, 2020 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: Noon to 3 pm
Audience: Asheville, NC, Local Area
Recording: view the recorded presentation.
Topics: EV 101
Driving Experience
Environmental Benefits
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Event Report

Event Highlights:

We hosted 2 live events, and two virtual events.  Our two live events included a lively discussion with women EV drivers and their experiences with electric vehicles, and an owners forum where we could answer questions about a variety of topics, including tax incentives, driving dynamics, how long EVs could last, and even some commentary on seat comfort.  

Our two pre-recorded events included a presentation from Tony Seba, the author of “Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation”, “Solar Trillions” and “Winners Take All”, a serial Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and an instructor in Entrepreneurship, Disruption and Clean Energy at Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program. His session was about the Future of Transportation in North Carolina and the inevitability of electric vehicles.  We also recorded a conversation with our resident automotive engineer, Dave Erb.  Links for all are below.

We would like to thank our sponsors, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and the Land of Sky Regional Council's Clean Vehicle Coalition.  

We also would like to thank Dave Erb for sharing his expertise, Sarah Nichols for hosting the Women's panel, our panelists Laura Plonsky, Beth Erb, Heidi Domeisen, Brandy Lemieux, and Jim Hardy.  Special thanks also to Paul Lemieux, Joe Baum, Bill Eaker and Jennifer Rennicks for their help in marketing, and a special thanks to those who attended.   Our videos are below, and welcome you to share them with those who might be interested!

photo by: Blue Ridge EV Club
Women and the EV experience panel discussion

Event Description


Join us for a virtual drive electric event Asheville on September 26th, noon to 3pm. This event is sponsored by the Blue Ridge EV Club, Western North Carolina Tesla Owners Group, Land-Of-Sky Clean Vehicle Coalition and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

To register and participate, you do not need to attend all of the sessions.

Tony Sebo presents a very engaging video on Future of Transportation in North Carolina, particularly how disruption will accelerate adoption (YouTube). This is not an interactive session. You can watch the video at any time before, during, or after the event.

1-2 pm Panel Discussion: Women and EV's 

Please join us on Zoom for a panel session with women from around the area telling us what they love best about EVs and what got them into sustainable transportation.

Zoom ID and password will be shared with attendees the morning of September 26th

2-2:30 pm Video presentation of the History and Engineering of EV's 

This is not an interactive session. The video was published Friday afternoon, Sept 25, and you'll be free to view it then, during the event, or afterward.

2:30-3 pm EV Owners Forum, the pros and cons of driving electric - an open discussion. 

Please join us on Zoom for an extended discussion and Q&A from EV drivers in the area. 

Zoom ID and password will be shared with attendees the morning of September 26th

Please continue to check back for more information.   Thanks for your support,

Registered Attendees

There are currently 32 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 4
Chevrolet Volt 3
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Tesla Model Y 2
Chevy Spark EV 1
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model 3 1
9 Models 16

Registered attendees report 384,610 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Vehicle Association
Sierra Club

Platinum Level Sponsor

Bronze Level Sponsor

All NDEW 2022 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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