National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Drive Electric Oklahoma! An Intro to EVs in OK
Tulsa, OK
Oct 02, 2020

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location.
Day: Friday, October 2, 2020 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: noon-1:00 pm
Audience: Tulsa, OK, Local Area
Hosts: Oklahoma EV Coaltion and Tulsa Clean Cities
Topics: EV 101
Cost of Ownership
Driving Experience
Home Charging
Local Public Charging
Road Trips
Used EVs
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2020.

Event Report

This year, we held a virtual lunch and learn for anyone interested in electric vehicles. It was moderated by Adriane Jaynes, the Tulsa Area Clean Cities coordinator. She presented an EV 101 presentation, an introduction to different types of plug-in vehicles, charging, and benefits of driving electric. Then we heard from Dirk Spiers, the founder and CEO of Spiers New Technologies, an EV battery recycling and refurbishing company based in Oklahoma City, who presented on battery technology. Finally, we had a panel of EV drivers based in Tulsa, and did an open ended Q&A with participants. This discussed an array of topics from range anxiety, at home charging, weather impacts on range, maintenance and electricity costs, etc. 

We also distributed Drive Electric Oklahoma t-shirts to participating dealerships in the Tulsa and OKC areas. We sent participants to the dealers for EV test drives over the weekend, and anyone that did a test drive received a t-shirt. We do not have test drive data from dealers at this time.

Here is the recording of our event.

Event Description


Curious about electric cars? As a part of National Drive Electric Week, this lunch and learn webinar hosted by Tulsa Area Clean Cities and the Oklahoma EV Coalition will cover the basics of EVs, EV ownership, charging availability in Oklahoma, and have a panel of EV owners from Oklahoma who can answer all your questions about owning and driving EVs in Oklahoma!

Can't make the webinar? The event will be recorded and emailed to everyone who registers. 

Want to test drive an EV, Plug-In Hybrid or Hybrid? Check out these car dealers offering test drives: 

Oklahoma Car Dealers Offering EV test drives 

Audi Tulsa

Available EVs: Q5E, E-Tron, E-Tron Sportback

Fowler Toyota of Norman

Available EV: Prius Prime PHEV

Primeaux Mitsubishi (Bixby)

Available EVs: Outlander PHEV, Ford Fusion PHEV, Ford C-Max

Bob Howard Chevrolet (Oklahoma City)

Chevrolet Bolt LT
Chevrolet Bolt Premier
Chevrolet Volt
Nissan Leaf SV

Oklahoma Car Dealers Offering Hybrid Test Drives (with plug-in versions available for order)

Fowler Toyota of Tulsa

Prius available

Prius Prime plug-in hybrid can be ordered

Fowler Honda (Norman)

Clarity hybrid available

Clarity plug-in hybrid can be ordered


Oklahoma Car Dealers Taking Orders for 2021 EV Models
Fowler Ford (Tulsa)

Accepting reservations/deposits on the All-Electric Mustang Mach-E

Fowler Volkswagen (Norman)

Accepting reservations/deposits for the All-Electric ID.4 SUV


**Please note that stock changes frequently. This information is current as of 9/25/20. We encourage you to call ahead to confirm availability and schedule a time to test drive to minimize crowds**

Registered Attendees

There are currently 16 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model X 1
7 Models 8

Registered attendees report 216,000 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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