National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Appleton, WI
Oct 04, 2020

Day: Sunday, October 4, 2020 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9am to 3pm
Location: Bubolz Nature Center
4815 N Lynndale Dr
Appleton, WI 54913
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2020.

Event Report

We had one of the Tesla owners bring a large tent for a focal point. My friend brought a PA system for me to do announcing during the event, Going on short notice we had a great turnout and most of the six chargers were used. We were in the parking lot of a nature center so our target was the families coming to see the fall colors and hiking. All the cars were directed to the charging area which is front and center of the parking lot. Many stayed for over 30 minutes at a time and our owners explained their cars in detail and answered questions, no test drives occurred due to COVID 19. Appleton Solar attended the event and we thank them for their support. Thomas McNeely was the speaker and provided great information to all attendees. The most popular cars were the four Model Y Teslas with their larger size and popular features. We also had Telsa Model 3 and Model S examples. One owner brought his 2015 Chevy Spark.  I personally brought my Model 3 and the Nissan Leaf.

photo by: Thomas McNeely
This is a wide shot of the cars participating at Buboltz Nature Preserve and Nature Center in Appleton Wisconsin. The date was October 4th, 2020. Included in the shot are Tesla Models 3, Y, and S plus a Chevy Spark and Nissan Leaf. The Nature Center's main building is in the background. Not shown were the two Solar arrays and the Tesla PowerPack energy storage system.

Event Description


This event is outdoors, masks will be required. Owners will be able to discuss their enjoyment of driving electric. There are 8 charging spaces available all installed by Faith Technologies and they are sending out a volunteer to discuss their micro grid. The grid powers the center and the chargers. 

We currently have about four or five Tesla's that are going to come plus we have a Nissan LEAF and we hope to get some other Nissan LEAFs, a Chevrolet volt and a Chevrolet bolt. All electric cars are welcome, the goal is to get as many manufacturers represented. As the general public comes to the preserve to take nature walks they can stop by the electric cars and get some information about driving electric.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 20 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model Y 3
Tesla Model 3 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tesla Model S 1
Volvo XC60 AWD PHEV 1
8 Models 11

Registered attendees report 152,500 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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

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