National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Iowa City Drive Electric Event
Iowa City, IA
Sep 25, 2021

Day: Saturday, September 25, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
Location: **NEW LOCATION** City Hall East Parking Lot
55 S. Van Buren Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2021.

Event Report

Thanks to all the participants that made Iowa City's first all-electric tailgate event a success, including World of Bikes, MidAmerican Energy, Eastern Iowa Power & Light, Johnson Clean Energy District, Sustainable Stewards, Iowa City Climate Fest, and above all the many local EV drivers who shared their experience and expertise with their vehicles!

The event featured demo rides on electric-assist bikes and electric vehicles made by Tesla, Nissan, Toyota, Audi, Chevrolet -- even an EV riding lawn mower! Add in foot traffic from the nearby farmers market, tailgate games, free chips and pop and giveaways, and a lot of great conversations between current EV owners and those excited or curious about owning an EV as their next vehicle, and it all made for a day full of EV enthusiasm. 

photo by: Sarah Gardner, City of Iowa City
Attendees at the Iowa City all-electric tailgate event for National Drive Electric week stop to ask a Nissan Leaf owner about his experiences with the vehicle.

Event Description


Join us for Iowa City's first all-electric tailgate event! 

Free chips and pop for attendees, tailgating games courtesy of Iowa City Parks and Rec, plus electric vehicles great and small. Chat with local electric vehicle drivers and e-bike riders about which of the many EV benefits they enjoy most.

This event caps off the weeklong Iowa City Climate Fest with a celebration of the growing number of electric vehicles in our community -- including four, brand-new electric buses added this year to our transit fleet! 

Find out where to charge an EV at the growing number of electric vehicle charging stations in Iowa City, get information about the newest makes and models of battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and learn about incentives for EV drivers from local utilities.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 42 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 5
Tesla Model Y 3
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Toyota Prius Prime 2
Audi e-tron 1
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tesla Model S 1
9 Models 17

Registered attendees report 333,834 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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