National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Electrify Your Drive! A Free EV Car Show and Information Session
Hamden, CT
Sep 25, 2021

Day: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Time: 12:00 - 3:00 pm EDT
Location: Miller Public Library
2901 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
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All attendees and volunteers are required to wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all National Drive Electric Week 2021 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.

Photos from the 2018, 2019 and 2020 Hamden NDEW Events at the Miller Public Library

"Electrify Your Drive!" 

A Free EV Car Show and Information Session

Registered EV owners should arrive at 11:00 a.m. to get ready for the event. If you have any questions, email us at

The Energy Use and Climate Change Commission of the Town of Hamden is planning a “live” in-person NDEW event on Saturday, 25 September 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Miller Public Library. 

Learn about why most auto manufacturers are converting to electric and why your next car, truck or SUV will be an EV! There is no need to wait: the future is already here!

Live, In-Person EVent at Miller Public Library

For the fourth consecutive year, our live, in-person EVent will be hosted by the Miller Public Library on Saturday, 25 September, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Experienced EV owners will display their EVs and will discuss why they are enthusiastic about their all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles and how they use them on their daily commutes and long-distance drives, as well as how they charge the cars’ batteries. 

Guided test rides will be provided by experienced EV owners.

Owners of EVs and plug-In hybrid vehicles are encouraged to register for this live event and to bring their vehicles for all or part of the event. Start by clicking on the "Participate" button above. We encourage attendees (those who are new to EVs) to register for this event by clicking on the “RSVP” button above; you will receive updates prior to the day of the event.

Attendees will learn about the differences between electric vehicles and conventional gas-powered cars (including why EVs are much less expensive to operate and maintain), the widespread locations and different types of charging stations, the wide range of EV models available now and the much wider range of EVs to be released in the near future. The event will also highlight the benefits of electric vehicles for the environment and for public health.

Attendees will receive informational handouts and will also learn about special savings programs for Connecticut EV drivers, including state rebates and federal tax credits, for purchasing and leasing electric vehicles. Information about great deals on used EVs will also be available.

We are following the CDC and Town of Hamden guidelines for ensuring the safety of our staff, participants and attendees by asking all to wear a mask and/or maintain a six-foot distance from each other during the event.

Test rides and drives are supported by funding from Electrify America.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 127 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 7
Tesla Model S 3
Kia Niro Electric 2
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 2
Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid AWD 2
Tesla Model Y 2
Audi e-tron 1
BMW i3 1
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 1
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
EV Conversion 1
Hyundai KONA Electric 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
Volkswagon ID.4 1
17 Models 29

Registered attendees report 468,934 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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Community Partners

All NDEW 2021 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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