National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Hamden, CT
Sep 26, 2020

Day: Saturday, September 26, 2020 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Miller Public Library
2901 Dixwell Ave
Hamden, CT 06518
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2020.

Event Report

The 2020 event was the third annual National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) event to be held at the Miller Public Library in Hamden.

Prior to the event 37 people registered on the NDEW website. Pre-event registrations included 18 EVs (12 separate models). EV models shown at the event were brought by EV owner/drivers as well as EV dealers and included Chevrolet Bolt; Tesla Models 3, S and X; Range Rover PHEV; Kia Nero PHEV; Subaru Cross Trek PHEV; Nissan Leaf; and Toyota Prius Prime PHEV.  The smallest EV was a Tesla Model S for Kids (from Radio Flyer)! Actual counts of people at the event indicated that approximately 80 total individuals attended.

At our information table, we distributed flyers and brochures about the cost-saving and clean-air advantages of driving an EV, including those provided by Plug In America and the Electric Auto Association.

We wish to thank the Hamden NDEW ‘’staff,’’ including members of the Hamden Energy Use and Climate Change Commission, as well as the Miller Public Library.

photo by: Robert Langdon
NDEW Event in Hamden, Connecticut, 26 September 2020

Event Description


Photos from the 2019 NDEW Event at the Miller Public Library

"Electrify Your Drive!" 

A Free EV Car Show and Information Session

The Energy Use and Climate Change Commission of the Town of Hamden is planning a “live” in-person event on 26 September 2020, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at the Miller Public Library. 

In addition, we encourage everyone to join the national online “NDEW Kick-Off Event” on 24 September:

Learn about the electrifying future of transportation and why your next car, truck or SUV will be an EV! There is no need to wait: the future is already here!

Live, In-Person EVent at Miller Public Library

For the third consecutive year, our live, in-person 2020 EVent will be held at the Miller Public Library on 26 September, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Because of safety precautions related to the pandemic, this event will be scaled down compared to previous years.

Experienced EV owners will display their EVs and will discuss why they are enthusiastic about their all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles and how they use them on their daily commutes and longer distance drives, as well as how they charge the cars’ batteries.

Owners of EVs and plug-In hybrid vehicles are encouraged to register for this live event and to bring their vehicles for all or part of the event. Start by clicking on the "Participate" button above. We encourage attendees (non-owners of EVs or plug-in hybrids) to register for this event by clicking on the “RSVP” button above; you will receive updates about the event.

Participants will learn about the differences between electric vehicles and conventional gas-powered cars (including why EVs are much less expensive to operate and maintain), the widespread locations and different types of charging stations, the wide range of EV models available now and the much wider range of EVs to be released in the near future. The event will also highlight the benefits of electric vehicles for the environment and for public health.

Attendees will receive informational handouts and will also learn about special savings programs for Connecticut EV drivers, including state rebates and federal tax credits, for purchasing and leasing electric vehicles.

Safety Measures for Live, In-Person EVent:

In compliance with state health requirements, participants must wear face masks and maintain “social distancing” with a six-foot radius. Hand sanitizer will be provided.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 37 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 3
Tesla Model 3 3
Other Plug-In Vehicle 2
Tesla Model S 2
Jaguar I-Pace 1
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid AWD 1
Tesla Model X 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
12 Models 18

Registered attendees report 490,820 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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Green Level Sponsor

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

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