National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Columbus, OH
Oct 03, 2020

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location.
Day: Saturday, October 3, 2020 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 1 to 5pm
Audience: Columbus, OH, Local Area
Recording: view the recorded presentation.
Topics: EV 101
Driving Experience
Home Charging
Local Public Charging
Road Trips
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2020.

Event Report

We had a variety of topics covered by an excellent range of speakers.  Beyond the chapter leader of Drive Electric Columbus, Mryia Williams, who organized the event we heard from:  
  • EV Owner's Panel of Tesla Model S owner John G., Todd W. owner of a Nissan Leaf and Kia Niro EV, and Brandan of YouTube channel B_Energized and owner of a Chevy Bolt
  • Bill Fields of Buckeye Nissan took us on a virtual test drive of a 2020 Nissan Leaf
  • YouTuber Alex Sibila gave us a recap of Tesla Battery Day which he attended
  • Matt Stephens-Rich from the Electrification Coalition gave us a EV Market Overview
  •  The Ohio State University EcoCAR team talked to us about their current conversion project (Chevy Blazer)
  • The Charging Conundrum was presented by Bill Heck 
  • Beam joined us to share with us their solar energy charging solutions
  • 2 of our leadership team from Drive Electric Columbus held a Let's get charged segment
  • Fully Charged Live recap was presented by Craig H.
  • Plus a quick wrap up!

On a National level, our National Drive Electric Week was supported by Plug In America, Sierra Club, Electric Auto Association, Nissan, Normal Now by Electrify America, and Clipper Creek.   Our local supporters were Clean Fuels Ohio, Smart Columbus, EV United, OSU EcoCAR, Buckeye Nissan, Alex Sibila (YouTube), B_Energized (YouTube), Kelci Crawford (artist), Beam, and Normal Now by Electrify America.

Information about our EVents can be found on our website (recap, video, photos, and more will be posted): Drive Electric Columbus - NDEW page
Video link to our Facebook live stream (a cross posting of our Zoom event) can be found on our Drive Electric Columbus Facebook page

photo by: Drive Electric Columbus
Todd and Mryia Williams (leadership team members from Drive Electric Columbus) Bill Heck speaker on the Charging Conundrum Nicole Calise from Beam who spoke about Beam's solar solutions for on site, off grid EV charging

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Join us for our Virtual National Drive Electric Week EVent on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 from 1 to 5pm.

We will have 4 jam packed hours of EVerything Electric Vehicle.  We will open with an EV 101, learn about why three of our members chose to go EV, and have an opportunity to have your questions about electric vehicles answered.  Our afternoon will continue with Bill Heck who will share some of the finer points from his article series "The Recharging Conundrum" and the Ohio State University EcoCAR team will present information about their current conversion project. 

YouTuber Alex Sibila  will join us to talk about his trip to Tesla HQ for Battery Day and Craig Hart will recap his time at Fully Charged Live in Austin.  We will go on virtual EV Ride and Drive in a 2020 Leaf+ from Buckeye Nissan, hear from Smart Columbus with a market overview, plus we can't forget about the hourly door prize drawings including a Level 2 Portable EVSE.  

Drop by our information page for all the details -  We will be using Zoom and live streaming to our Facebook. 

Thank you to our EVent sponsor Electrify America. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 33 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 6
Tesla Model 3 5
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 3
Tesla Model S 3
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Hyundai KONA Electric 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tesla Model X 1
Tesla Model Y 1
11 Models 24

Registered attendees report 817,450 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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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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