National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Winter Haven EV
Winter Haven, FL
Sep 25, 2021

Day: Saturday, September 25, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Winter Haven Farmers Market
NE Corner of 3rd St and Ave C SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Topics: EV 101
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Event Report

Winter Haven’s very first NDEW event, ”Drive Electric Day Winter Haven,” was a huge success! 

 

This free, family-friendly outdoor event was held at the Winter Haven Farmers Market in beautiful downtown Winter Haven, FL, on Saturday, Sept 25, 2021.  The event featured local EV & PHEV owners showcasing their vehicles, answering visitor’s questions, & sharing their EV-enthusiasm. The Farmers Market's wonderful weekly live music, fresh produce, delicious food, and crafts booths added to the festivities.

 

Seven different EV & PHEV models were on display, including: Chevy Bolt, Tesla Y, Tesla 3, Nissan Leaf, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Ford C-Max Energi, and an all-electric race car built by the Mulberry High School Electrathon Team.

 

NDEW promotional items were popular with all attendees.  NDEW facemasks and hand sanitizers helped ensure attendee compliance with CDC-approved COVID-19 protocols of social distancing, masking, and sanitation.

 

Winter Haven Mayor Bradley Dantzler issued a Proclamation designating September 25, 2021, as “Drive Electric Day Winter Haven”.  The proclamation states that the City of Winter Haven is dedicated to leadership in clean energy, energy conservation, sustainability, and ensuring a healthy environment for its citizens.

 

Drive Electric Day Winter Haven was organized by the Polk EV Outreach Committee with the help of volunteers from the Ancient Islands Sierra Club’s Clean Energy Committee and the Polk Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida.  The Polk EV Outreach Committee also hosted a sister NDEW event, Drive Electric Lake Wales, held at the Lake Wales Farmers Market on Sept 25.  The Polk EV Outreach Committee looks forward to planning Drive Electric Earth Day events in April, 2022.


photo by: Polk EV Outreach
Fantastic weather & enthusiasm abound at the family-friendly NDEW celebration held 9/25/21 at the Winter Haven Farmers Market in beautiful downtown Winter Haven, FL. Vehicles on display left to right: Mulberry HS Electrathon Team's EV race car, yellow Chevy Bolt, gray Mustang Mach-e, blue Tesla 3, blue Ford C-Max Energi, white Tesla Y (not in photo: blue Nissan Leaf).

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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.

Curious about electric vehicles (EVs) and how to charge them?  Come to the Winter Haven Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept 25, 2021 at 9:00am-1:00pm to learn why EVs are becoming so popular!  Have questions about EV charging options?  We can answer those too!

This FREE family-friendly event will have several EV owners showcasing their EVs, answering your questions, & sharing their enthusiasm.  Several different EV models, including electric bikes, will be on display.  The event will also feature food trucks and live music, as well as the Farmers Market's wonderful weekly fresh produce and crafts booths.

The Winter Haven Farmers Market is located at the North East Corner of 3rd St and Ave C SW in beautiful downtown Winter Haven.  Plenty of parking is available.



Registered Attendees

There are currently 32 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Tesla Model 3 2
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Tesla Model Y 1
Volkswagon ID.4 1
8 Models 10

Registered attendees report 113,400 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club
EVHybridNoire

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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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