National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Electricarpalooza 2021
Chester, VA
Sep 25, 2021

Day: Saturday, September 25, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Location: Perkinson Center for the Arts & Education
11810 Centre Street
Chester, VA 23831
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2021.

Event Report

We had a great turnout at Central Virginia's eighth annual celebration of National Drive Electric Week. There was lots of things to do, people to see, and more than 20 awesome electric vehicles to learn about. Highlights include the 10th anniversary screening of "Revenge of the Electric Car" (introduced by Paul Scott, co-founder of Plug In America) and two panel discussions on EV mythbusting and building a better model for transportation. We also had one local dealer (Loyalty Volkswagen) bring an ID.4 for display and three people who offered rides in their EVs (Model S, Model 3, ID.4).

Event Description


In the market for a new car? Curious about the Teslas and other electric vehicles 

you’ve seen at your neighbor’s house or the parking garage at your job? 

Drive Electric RVA will have Central Virginia’s largest display of electric vehicles on Sep. 25 in the parking lot of the Perkinson Center in Chester Village, plus an electric bike and scooter corral and ride-and-drives. In addition, we plan to offer activities throughout the day containing both online and in-person components:

  • Three opportunities to play games and win prizes
  • 10th anniversary screening of “Revenge of the Electric Car” documentary — Introduced by Paul Scott, co-founder of Plug In America
  • Panel discussions with local and national experts — “EV Mythbusting” and “Building a New (and Better) Model for Transportation”
  • Children’s activities, including a LEGO display and play area
  • EV Experience educational exhibits

Click the links above to sign up to display your EV or if you want to stop by. All activities are free, but registration is required for the film screening and panel discussions: (Deadline for ALL sign-ups is Wednesday, Sep. 22.) 

When you’re done filling your head with all things EV, check out the food options at several nearby restaurants in Chester Village. In addition, we will have a Tesla Model S shuttling people to and from Cheetah Fest, an arts and crafts fair sponsored by A&B Consignment Boutique and The Flowered Cheetah Vintage (more details here:

If you’ve decided to go electric, we invite you to sign the “electric pledge” from Generation180:  You’ll receive information on upcoming events to help educate you about your purchase.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 72 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 9
Chevrolet Bolt 3
MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door 2
Other Plug-In Vehicle 2
Tesla Model S 2
BMW i3 1
Boulder Electric 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Tesla Model Y 1
12 Models 25

Registered attendees report 863,079 electric miles driven.

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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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