National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Richmond, VA
Oct 04, 2020

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location.
Day: Sunday, October 4, 2020 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 3-4:30 PM
Audience: Richmond, VA, Local Area
Recording: view the recorded presentation.
Topics: EV 101
Driving Experience
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2020.

Event Report

Know B4U Go was the first virtual ride-and-drive offered by Drive Electric RVA. We received a grant from Electrify America that paid for print and online advertising as well as Facebook ads in the days leading up to the event. Unfortunately, while the advertising raised the visibility of the Zoom registration page, only 18 people signed up and 10 attended the 90-minute event. Still, this was a good opportunity to learn about the challenges of marketing online events, and those lessons learned will help us plan future online events.

photo by: Drive Electric RVA
John Lynch of Stafford, Va., gave a tour of his Tesla Model X as part of “Know B4U Go,” an online event held for National Drive Electric Week

Event Description


Curious about electric vehicles but want to take a test drive first to see if they are right for you? In the middle of a pandemic, we are offering a virtual way to get behind the wheel of one of three electric SUVs that were recently launched: the Audi e-tron, Jaguar I-PACE and the Tesla Model Y.


The event will kick off with a presentation by Blair St. Ledger-Olson of Generation180 that covers the basics of electric vehicles.


Event attendees vote on which of the three SUVs they want to see someone take a ride in.


The car with the most votes will be taken on a test drive with Zach Hurst of EV Resource in the passenger seat. He will interview the driver about the EV and ask questions that people submitted ahead of time.


Before that, the owners of the two runner-ups will be interviewed about their experiences by Charles Gerena of Drive Electric RVA.


The event concludes with a Q&A session and a “plug” for resources that people can use to learn more about EVs.

All sessions will be live streamed on Zoom and Facebook and recorded for future release on the YouTube channels for Drive Electric RVA, EV Resource and Generation180.

To sign up, please click the RSVP button above and you will receive an email with information on how to receive the Zoom link for the event. NOTE: If you do not register, you will not be able to attend.



Registered Attendees

There are currently 9 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 2
1 Model 2

Registered attendees report 16,850 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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All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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