National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Virtual Electric Vehicle Ride and Drive
New York, NY
Oct 01, 2020

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location.
Day: Thursday, October 1, 2020 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:00-1:00PM
Audience: New York, NY, Local Area
Host: Empire Clean Cities
Recording: view the recorded presentation.
Topics: EV 101
Battery Technology
Cost of Ownership
Driving Experience
Environmental Benefits
Home Charging
Local Public Charging
Road Trips
Used EVs
Workplace Charging
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2020.

Event Report

Mission Electric is an Empire Clean Cities campaign and online resource hub dedicated to promoting the widespread adoption of zero emission vehicles. Empire Clean Cities is an environmental 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to ensure clean air for future generations in New York City and the Hudson Valley. We are committed to providing citizens and stakeholders with access to reliable information about alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies, and green transportation practices. 

On Thursday, October 10th, Mission Electric hosted a virtual ride and drive event as part of the tenth annual National Drive Electric Week. The event included: 

  • A short presentation on EVs with Joy Gardner, Executive Director at Empire Clean Cities and Lidia Henderson, Program and Communications Manager at Empire Clean Cities; 

  • A virtual test drive with a 2019 Nissan LEAF Plus with Nissan of Queens dealership in Ozone Park; 

  • Video testimonials from EV drivers in New York, including a BMWi3, two Tesla Model 3’s, and a Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid electric vehicle; and 

  • A presentation from Mark Simon, Director of Electric Vehicle Policy at New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT). 

Our goal is to encourage New Yorkers to consider switching to a zero-emission electric vehicle and help reduce air pollution in New York. The event was made possible by Plug In America and Electrify America. You can find a recording of the webinar and other resources at The virtual test drive and EV testimonials can be found at

photo by: Mission Electric
2019 Nissan LEAF Plus outside of the Nissan of Queens dealership in Ozone Park, Queens, New York.

Event Description


Mission Electric invites you to celebrate National Drive Electric Week with us on our virtual electric vehicle (EV) event and let us answer all your EV-related questions.

Our virtual event will include:
+ A virtual test drive in a 2019 Nissan LEAF battery electric vehicle
+ Overview of electric vehicle basics, how and where to charge your EV, and available rebates and incentives
+ Updates on NYC public charging initiatives
+ Video testimonials from EV drivers (Tesla, Chevy Bolt, plug-in hybrids & more!)
+ Live Q&A Session

The event is FREE and all attendees will have the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

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Registered Attendees

There are currently 12 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Volkswagen e-Golf 2
Chevrolet Volt 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
3 Models 4

Registered attendees report 94,000 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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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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