National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
South Portland Community Center - Drive Electric
South Portland, ME
Sep 26, 2021

Day: Sunday, September 26, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:00 - 4:00 pm EDT
Location: South Portland Community Center
21 Nelson Road
South Portland, ME 04106
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Event Report

Barry Woods is a director of PlugIn America and chief organizer.  As our MC of the event he discussed the benefits of EVs with target emphasis on Maine.
Mayor Misha Pride spoke about the collaboration between the cities of Portland and South Portland , Maine and their combined efforts to be carbon neutral.  Moving all municipal vehicles to electric and energy power to solar.  
Keith Carson is a local celebrity on our nightly local NBC affiliate.  He purchased a Kia Niro and explained why EVs are a no-brainer and his experience with one.
Amanda Seigal from Efficiencymaine.com explained the financial credits available to Mainers and their EV purchases.

photo by: Paul Leblond
Various EVs on display. People in the background are attendees. No idea on names.

Event Description

 

                                     

Sunday September 26 

12 to 4pm 

South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road

LIVE and In-Person

This annual event allows EV enthusiasts to get updated on what the State of Maine has done for the past year and what lies ahead.  EV charging infrastructure is ever-changing.  This is an opportunity to see what new vehicles are available and talk to owners and leaders in the industry.

Live and In-Person beverages provided, talk to EV drivers, talk to dealers, e-bikes, give-aways!

Speaker UPDATE - Mayor Misha Pride, and others.

MASKS MUST BE WORN BY ALL ATTENDEES AND STAFF

SOCIAL DISTANCING OF 6 FEET WILL BE ENFORCED

WINDOWS IN TEST DRIVE VEHICLES WILL BE DOWN TO ENSURE PROPER AIRFLOW

and ANY FOOD WE SERVE WILL BE INDIVIDUALLY PRE-PACKAGED.  THANK YOU







Some of the vehicles that will be there: Ionic Electric, VW ID4, Tesla Models S,3,X,Y and Roadster, Ford Mustang Mach-E, KIA Soul, Nissan LEAF.


Co-Captains: Barry Woods, Colin Wright, Alex Pine, Paul Leblond

Assistance from: Natural Resources Council of Maine ( www.nrcm.org ), Efficiency Maine ( https://www.efficiencymaine.com/) 

Photos from  2018 (Pre-COVID 19 images)

Registered Attendees

There are currently 122 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Ioniq Electric 4
Tesla Model 3 4
Chevrolet Bolt 3
Tesla Model Y 3
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Tesla Model X 2
Toyota Prius Prime 2
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Jaguar I-Pace 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
15 Models 28

Registered attendees report 815,036 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Vehicle Association
Sierra Club
EVHybridNoire

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All NDEW 2023 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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