National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Abq EV Car Show
Albuquerque, NM
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 - 1:00 pm MDT
Location: Abq BioPark-Zoo, south parking lot
903 10th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2021.

Event Report

The Albuquerque, NM Drive Electric Week show was hosted at the city’s Zoo-Biopark parking lot, at their 6-EV charger location in two rows. We had 35 electric vehicles including over a dozen Teslas (Model S, 3, X & Y) two VW ID.4's, two Mustang Mach-e’s, Porsche Taycan, Chevy Bolts, Nissan Leaf, Harley-Davidson Livewire e-cycle, UNM’s solar-electric race boat, Toyota Prius Prime, Hyundai Kona-e, BMW Mini-cooper-e and i3, a home-converted 1959 Morris Minor and the city’s new Proterra electric bus.

We had a table at the main Zoo entrance directing Zoo attendees to also see the EV show and many did so. Over the course of the 3 hour show we estimate 500 people attended. Our EV rides table signed up over 60 people to take a ride. City captain Tom Solomon presented a 20 min talk on the benefits of EV’s twice during the show. Local TV station KRQE interviewed Tom for their TV news segment that night and this is the KRQE segment on the event. We had a member give a morning news show interview in studio the day before the show. On Sept 11 we had 12 EV’s in an “Electric Car Club” as part of the NM State Fair parade in front of many thousands and the EV’s all carried signs advertising the 25-Sept EV show in their windows and on signs our walkers had accompanying the cars. We partnered with the City of Abq who co-sponsored the event with us so we had great cooperation from them (Kelsey Rader) and the Biopark-Zoo, (esp Allyson Zahm), including a table from the city sharing their city fleet electrification plans and progress. A great event. Except that the main box of swag arrived two days late, on Sept 27. 

Photos from the event are on our Facebook page are here:

photo by: Michael Lipkan
Albuquerque, NM 'Drive Electric Week' car show at the Biopark-Zoo. At far left is Bob Cockerham (red ball cap) who brought a Volkswagen ID.4. Other vehicles in the photo include (from left - r) the BMW i3, Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model 3, Porsche Taycan, Tesla Model X and others behind the crowd and on the right, many more Teslas, two Mustang Mach-e’s, the Harley-Davidson Livewire e-cycle, a electric cargo bike, and a Tesla Model S and Model 3.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Join EV car owners and enthusiasts as they show their electric vehicles, provide EV rides, explain the features and capabilities and answer your questions. See EV’s including Teslas like the Model S, 3, X and Y, Chevy Bolt, Ford Mach-e, Nissan LEAF, Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle, VW ID4, BMW i3 and the city’s electric bus! 

Learn: what is EV range in the real world, where and how do you recharge, cost per mile, why are they faster, cleaner, cheaper, and overall so much better than gas cars.

Join us and learn about the electric vehicle revolution. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 220 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model Y 8
Tesla Model S 7
Chevrolet Bolt 5
Tesla Model 3 5
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 3
Toyota Prius Prime 3
BMW i3 REx 2
Chevrolet Volt 2
Ford Fusion Energi 2
Ford Mustang Mach-E 2
Audi e-tron 1
Cadillac ELR 1
Harley Davidson LiveWire 1
Hyundai KONA Electric 1
MINI Cooper SE Countryman All4 1
MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Porsche Taycan 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model X 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
Volvo XC90 AWD PHEV 1
24 Models 53

Registered attendees report 1,363,181 electric miles driven.

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