National Drive Electric Week
NY Capital District Drive Electric Week
Sep 26, 2021
|Sunday, September 26, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
|10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
|Schenectady City Hall
105 Jay St, Schenectady, NY 12305
Schenectady, NY 12305
City of Schenectady
to Host 2021 National Drive Electric Week Event
NDEW event scheduled for Sunday, September 26th outside Schenectady City Hall during Schenectady Greenmarket
– Mayor Gary McCarthy, Schenectady Greenmarket, Capital
District EV Drivers Group and Livingston Energy Group announced the City of
Schenectady will host an Electric Vehicle Fair for National Drive Electric
Week. The event will be held on Liberty Street outside Schenectady City Hall during Schenectady
Greenmarket from 10:00am – 2:00pm on Sunday, September 26, 2021.
The event has been organized in partnership with New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and National Grid. The goal of National Drive Electric Week is to raise awareness of the many benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. National Drive Electric Week encourages EV drivers and enthusiasts interested in participating to register online: https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=2882
the Capital District EV Drivers Group and EV owners from across the northeast
have registered over 30 of their personal vehicles to display at the event.
Representatives from Lia Auto Group and Nemer Volkswagen will also be
showcasing some of their electric vehicle offerings. Event participants will
have an opportunity to visit vendors including Livingston Energy Group, SunCommon,
Capital District Transportation Committee, Plug PV, Energetics, and the Rogers
Environmental Center to learn about e-mobility and sustainability.
from the Rogers Environmental Center will be on-site with a 2020 Tesla Model 3
that is part of a fundraising raffle.
Chances to win can also be purchased at:
Vehicle Fair as part of National Drive Electric Week is being held in partnership
with Schenectady Greenmarket as part of the market’s recently established
Sustainability Committee. The Committee’s goal is to implement green and
sustainable practices into our community for the well-being of our neighbors
and to protect our environment.
“It is now more important
than ever that we build back from the COVID-19 pandemic efficiently and
sustainably to strengthen our community and our environment for future
generations,” Mayor Gary McCarthy said. “The Electric City has a proud
and rich history of innovation, and on this National Drive Electric Week we
must recommit to that spirit through our continued investment in sustainable
infrastructure and by leading the way on climate.”
“We are proud to be working
with the City of Schenectady, National Grid, Livingston Energy and the
Schenectady Green Market to help the community learn about the benefits of
electric vehicles and raise awareness of local EV charging stations to help
residents take individual action on lowering their carbon footprint,” Doreen
M. Harris, Acting President and CEO, NYSERDA said. “As a designated NYSERDA
Clean Energy Community, the City continues to highlight its great leadership in
fighting climate change and helping residents and businesses to embrace clean
energy and energy efficiency for a more sustainable future.”
“The number of electric
vehicles is growing across upstate New York and National EV Week is a great
opportunity to learn more about electric vehicles and move us closer to a more
sustainable future,” said Laurie Poltynski, National Grid’s Eastern New York
Regional Director. “The City of Schenectady is on the cutting edge of
innovation with its Smart City initiative and support of EV charging stations
around the city. National Grid is proud to partner with the City in these
programs as well as to provide funding for new EV chargers aimed at supporting
New York State’s energy goals by adding 16,000 new electric vehicle plugs in
National Grid’s upstate New York region by 2025.”
“As one of
the founding municipalities in Livingston’s Charge Leader Program, Schenectady
is a great example of a city taking strategic steps towards the electrification
of transportation.” said Jason Zarillo, Partner, Livingston Energy Group.
“Our team partners with communities to develop and deploy a smart EV
infrastructure plan tailored to their current and future needs and match them
with funding and financing programs. Livingston is proud to co-host this event
with the ‘Electric City’ and applaud them for their commitment to helping New
York meet its climate goals.”
Greenmarket is pleased to partner with the City of Schenectady, Livingston
Energy Group, NYSERDA, National Grid and others to host an Electric Vehicle
Fair as part of this year’s National Drive Electric Week to increase awareness
about electric vehicles and promote cleaner, greener alternatives in
Schenectady and across the region and the state,” said Cheryl Whilby, Market
Manager, Schenectady Greenmarket. “Schenectady Greenmarket is proud to
co-host this event as part of our new Sustainability Committee to implement and
promote greener options for our customers and shoppers, in addition to the
fresh, local produce and goods we offer year-round.”
“It has been
amazing seeing the transformation of EV infrastructure over the last 6 years
and what that has done to the adoption of electric vehicles,” said Kate
Kruk, Director of Community Engagement for Livingston Energy Group and
member of the Capital District EV Drivers Group. “There are so many more car
choices and places to charge that it is becoming so much easier to work
charging into your every-day routine.”
The City of Schenectady was recently designated as a Clean Energy Community (CEC) by NYSERDA for demonstrating clean energy leadership, including for investments in electric vehicles and infrastructure while increasing opportunities for residents to access EV charging stations. Schenectady previously hosted a National Drive Electric Week event with NYSERDA in 2017.
With 28 City-owned EV charging stations currently available for public use and over 60 stations throughout the city – Schenectady continues to be an Electric Vehicle Destination – driving EV growth in the community and throughout the Capital Region, Mayor McCarthy added.
The Schenectady Greenmarket, City of Schenectady, Capital District EV Drivers Club and Livingston Energy are proud to coordinate to bring the Capital District Drive Electric Week event to the "Electric City!"
For those participants displaying their EVs, please be at the event site no later than 9:30 AM.
*Entrance for participants will be at the intersection of Jay Street & Liberty Street.
There are currently 113 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3
|Tesla Model S
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)
|Hyundai KONA Electric
|Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD/AWD
|Ford Mustang Mach-E
|Kia Niro Electric
|Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
|Smart fortwo electric drive
|Tesla Model Y
|Chevy Spark EV
|Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid
|Ford Focus Electric
|Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)
|Other Plug-In Vehicle
Registered attendees report 1,469,280 electric miles driven.