National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
North Country - EV Show & Tell Event
Duluth, MN
Sep 30, 2021

Day: Thursday, September 30, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm CDT
Location: Canal Park Lodge
250 Canal Park Drive
Duluth, MN 55802
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Event Report

The North Country EV Show & Tell Event was coordinated by Arrowhead Electric Cooperative, Cooperative Light & Power, East Central Energy, Lake Country Power, Great River Energy, and Minnesota Clean Cities. It was held on Thursday, September 30, 2021 in Duluth, Minnesota.

The discussion panel was a hit and the survey results are rating it as the highest in terms of value. People like hearing from credible sources like EV owners, dealerships, their local electric cooperatives and charging companies. It's great to include a mix of information from various points of view. If you can work a discussion panel into your event, it's highly recommended because the general public is still seeking to understand EVs better. 

You can catch the full discussion panel from Lake Country Power's Facebook page where it was streamed live during the event: 

Nearly 150 people attended the event. There were 27 EVs with 14 makes/models on site. Informational tables/booths were available for people to stop and visit with their co-op and Minnesota Clean Cities. 

WDIO TV in Duluth did a nice job with their live coverage from the event at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., including taped interviews for later broadcasting. Thank you, WDIO!

Event Description


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.

Still kicking the tires about electric vehicles? Or maybe you already own one. Save the date and come to the North Country EV Show & Tell Event in Duluth! 

Several types of electric vehicles (EVs) will be available to the public for viewing during an electric cooperative sponsored event on September 30, 2021. We'll connect those interested in EVs to those who have already made the leap to purchase an EV. 

A discussion panel of EV owners and EV charging experts will kick off the event at 5:00 p.m. in the North Shore Room of Canal Park Lodge in Duluth. They’ll share their experience owning an EV, information about today’s charging technologies, and charging programs available through their local electric provider – while also taking questions from the audience.   

Then from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., we'll view the EVs on display in the nearby charging lot where you can sit inside a vehicle and talk with the owner about their experiences owning and driving an electric vehicle. 

Light appetizers will be available. Free Love Creamery ice cream too, sponsored by the electric cooperatives! This will be a fun, family-friendly event for everyone. 

Representatives from Arrowhead Electric Cooperative, Cooperative Light & Power, East Central Energy, Lake Country Power, Great River Energy, Minnesota Power, Shift2Electric, and several EV owners, will be on hand. 

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Registered Attendees

There are currently 75 attendees registered.

Expected Display Vehicles

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 1
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
EV Conversion 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tesla Model Y 1
Volkswagon ID.4 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
9 Models 9

Registered attendees report 177,700 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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