National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Austin Drive Electric Virtual Sessions
Austin, TX
Sep 28-Oct 03, 2021

Note: This is an online only event with no physical location.
Days: September 28-October 3, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:00 - 10:00 pm CDT
Audience: Austin, TX, Local Area
Host: Aaron Choate
Recording: view the recorded presentation.
Topics: Conversions
Driving Experience
Home Charging
Solar and EVs
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2021.

Event Report

It was hard to decide to go virtual with our event for a second year in a row, but the Austin community was incredibly supportive.  We programmed a series of one-hour virtual sessions on topics affecting Austin, TX local EV adoption.

We were joined by:

  • Joseph Barletta of Smart Charge America as he talked about what charging infrastructure we'll need here in Texas to keep up with demand.
  • Kevin Karrafa from Austin EV Only as he shared his progress digging into the EV conversion scene here in Austin, TX.
  • Laura Morrison with TxETRA, who shared about the South Central Texas Electric Transportation Compact and the group's work across sectors to reduce emissions in transportation through electrification.
  • Michelle Anselment from the San Antonio and Austin Tesla Owners clubs talking about Tesla Solar installations, how they fully power their cars and houses from the sun, and how they were able to rely on their solar power to get through the Texas Snowmageddon.
    -and finally-
  • Amy Atchley and Bobby Godsey with the Austin Energy EV Team to share about the latest news on electric vehicles in Austin and beyond.
We did record our sessions and are in the process of making them available.  As they are posted, they will be added on this page on the AustinEV website:

Event Description


Join us virtually in Austin to celebrate Drive Electric Week.   

We will schedule several sessions highlighting what Austinites are doing to support the transition to electric transportation.

Please register for the event here for a chance to win the gift card, receive access to the links for the virtual sessions, and share what EV you drive!  

All EVs welcome!

Current Agenda: 

9/28 @ noon -- Public EV Charging Infrastructure, how much will Texas need?

9/29 @ noon -- DIY perspectives on EV conversions

9/30 @ noon -- Partnering across sectors to clean south-central texas’ air

9/30 @ 7pm --  All in! Powering your electric car and house with Tesla Solar

10/1 @ noon -- Electric lunch with the Austin Energy EV team

Registered Attendees

There are currently 86 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model Y 9
Tesla Model S 8
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 6
Tesla Model 3 6
Chevrolet Bolt 5
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 3
BMW i3 2
Chevrolet Volt 2
Ford Mustang Mach-E 2
Tesla Roadster 2
Audi e-tron 1
EV Conversion 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Hyundai Sonata Plug-In 1
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Porsche Taycan 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
18 Models 53

Registered attendees report 1,707,707 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
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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