National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Denver Auto Show
Denver, CO
Sep 17-19, 2021

Days: September 17-19, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm MDT
Location: Elitch Gardens
Denver, CO
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Event Report

Over 1,000 people received EV experience (ride and/or drive). Well over 2,000 drives occurred covering 3,400 zero-emission miles. 6% had never driven an EV before. 69% said their next car will be an EV, 27% said their next car may be an EV, 4% said their next car will not be an EV. Participants greatly enjoyed their test drives and many test drove more than one car. We had a variety of EVs available to test drive, listed by popularity: Ford Mustang Mach-E Polestar 2 Volvo XC40 Recharge VW ID.4 Kia Niro EV Nissan LEAF Thanks to the following sponsors and partners for helping make this event a success: Xcel Energy Sarian Motorsports Tim Jackson, CADA Winn-Marion Boulder Nissan Peak Kia Emich Volkswagen McDonald Automotive

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.

The Denver Auto Show is back! From September 15-19 at the Elitch Gardens, this premier outdoor showcase will feature cars, vans, crossovers, hybrids, light trucks, and sport utilities, and of course, electric vehicles. It’s the perfect place to see the latest examples of fuel-efficient technologies and aftermarket accessories. Factory and dealer representatives are on hand to answer your questions in a no-pressure environment, and with your favorite car lines all under one roof, it’s easy to compare prices and features, saving both time and money. 

Even better, Drive Electric Colorado will be working with Xcel Energy to bring a variety of new EVs for the EV Experience and Ride and Drive.

We are excited to announce these vehicles available for a ride and drive:

  • Volkswagen ID.4
  • Nissan LEAF
  • Volvo C40 Recharge
  • Polestar 2

Plus learn more:

  • See how to set up charging at home through our interactive garage
  • Get tips on our home charging programs and savings opportunities
  • Learn more about the cost savings and environmental benefits of driving electric
  • Get answers to your questions from an Xcel Energy EV Advisor


Friday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Learn more about Drive Electric Colorado

Registered Attendees

There are currently 29 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Hyundai KONA Electric 1
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Volvo XC60 AWD PHEV 1
5 Models 6

Registered attendees report 94,400 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

Platinum Level Sponsors

Silver Level Sponsors

Bronze Level Sponsors

Green Level Sponsor

Community Partners

All NDEW 2021 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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