National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Electrify Buffalo Community Ride-Around
Buffalo, NY
Sep 25, 2021

Day: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Location: BNMC Innovation Center (parking lot)
589 Ellicott St.
Buffalo, NY 14203
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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.

Electrify Buffalo - Community Ride-Around: 

The BNMC, National Grid, UB and others are teaming up to bring Buffalo and the WNY community an experience with all-things electric transportation! At this free event, you’ll demo electric vehicles (test drives originating on site), and see charging stations, e-scooters, e-bikes, e-backhoes and other electric transport in action. You’ll also learn about consumer incentives and other green energy resources that are paving the way to our clean energy future.

Food Trucks, Raffle prizes, Kid Zone – Bring the family!

     WHEN – Sept 25 (or Oct 2 rain date), 11 AM - 3 PM

     WHY – Community Education and Community Experience with the goal of Community Adoption. Providing a look, feel, see-it-to-believe-it, relatable engagement with EVs, charging stations, and other electrified transport options (e-scooters, e-backhoes, etc.) 

WHO – Core Team of primary organizing entities:


What they’re contributing/promoting


Host site and logistics + EV charging stations on site

National Grid

Charging Station Make-Ready Program, EV Advisor, event marketing, promotion


Niagara Frontier Auto Dealers Association - Member dealer EV test drives

Shared Mobility

e-Scooter demos and electric-assist bikeshare demos

Viridi Parente

Green Machine - Battery-powered utility vehicles

University at Buffalo

Autonomous self-driving shuttle ("Olli"), self-driving Lincoln sedan & STEM activities for kids


ZEV busing later this year


Charge Ready Program + other clean energy resources

Erie County

Erie County Climate Action Plan

Clean Communities of WNY

Coalition of stakeholders representing local business, government agencies, and CBOs

WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable

Collaborative of WNY businesses integrating sustainability into their operations to benefit staff, the environment, and their bottom line

AAA Western & Central NY

World-class roadside assistance - EV drivers too


Featuring the Roadie - world’s first only ultra-fast modular portable EV charger


Comprehensive charging for businesses, fleets, and drivers

Moto Village

Electric Side x Sides, Motorcycles, and Neighborhood Carts

EV Charging & Green Energy installers

Solar Liberty, EnergyMark, Montante Solar, Frey Electric, Buffalo Solar, NOCO

EV Driver enthusiasts

Their own EVs and driver experience conversations

And any/all others collaborating towards our clean transportation community

….. YOU!!!

WHERE (home base) – BNMC Innovation Center parking lot (589 Ellicott St., Buffalo) where all pillar/partner orgs will have designated showcase areas.

WHAT ELSE – Food Trucks, Raffle prizes, Kid Zone!!!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 200 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 6
Chevrolet Bolt 3
Ioniq Electric 3
Hyundai KONA Electric 2
Tesla Model X 2
Tesla Model Y 2
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Harley Davidson LiveWire 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 1
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tesla Model S 1
Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD 1
Volkswagon ID.4 1
17 Models 29

Registered attendees report 473,388 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

Platinum Level Sponsors

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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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