National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Sustainable Princeton Electrified
Princeton, NJ
Oct 01, 2021

Day: Friday, October 1, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 pm EDT
Location: Princeton Shopping Center
301 N Harrison St
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Event Report

The 2021 NDEW at Princeton has been organized by Sustainable Princeton in partnership with Central Jersey Electric Auto Association (CJEAA). The same event was organized last year but this year, we grew substantially. Out of the 38 displayed vehicles, 24 were brought by volunteers mostly from CJEAA and 14 were brought by dealers and Tesla Motors. Volunteers from CJEAA attracted lots of attention as they enthusiastically talked about their EVs, advocating for clean air, fighting climate change and all around better cars that EVs happen to be. Patsy and David Wong-Iverson and John Nizolek, dedicated members of CJEAA stood 3 hours by the captain table, distributing flyers, goodies and entertaining visitors with the spinning quiz wheel. 

Dealers also sponsored rides & drives, which was extremely popular. Polestar brought 5 vehicles for test drives, VW and Audi brought ID.4 and eTron, respectively. Tesla brought Model X and Model S for the show. Hyundai brought Kona EV. Bike dealer brought 2 Zero motorcycles. 
Princeton University brought 2 electric neighborhood vehicles fitted with solar panel on the roof. Local bike shops displayed electric bikes that are increasingly popular in the town due to its dense layout.
To our surprise, we had also Toyota Mirai, Hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicle brought by Michael Strizki of Pennington, NJ, creator of the Hydrogen House Project. In the trunk, this vehicle was fitted with 100 kW hydrogen generator that can power several households in an emergency.
In order to assure social distancing, we had to break our visitors into 2 parking lots, which worked out well.

Before the actual EV show, Sustainable Princeton organized a workshop hosted by ChargEVC, in partnership with the New Jersey League of Municipalities (NJ LOM), the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), and New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers (NJCAR). The topic was New Jersey’s new statewide municipal ordinance which streamlines the local approval process for installing electric vehicle charging infrastructure and incentives that may be available to NJ towns.

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.

Join Central Jersey Electric Auto Association and Sustainable Princeton (SP) in an annual EVent showcasing plugin electric vehicles to Princeton residents. EV advocates will be joined by Tesla and car dealers offering rides, including Ford, Hyundai, VW, Polestar and maybe even Audi.

We prefer brand variety. Please feel free to bring your rare EV, including bikes, or even ride-on car toys. RSVP to attend and learn about EVs. Use the Participate button to offer showing your EV.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 73 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model Y 4
Ford Mustang Mach-E 3
Tesla Model 3 3
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD 2
BMW i3 1
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Harley Davidson LiveWire 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Hyundai KONA Electric 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model X 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
Volkswagon ID.4 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
18 Models 27

Registered attendees report 668,350 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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