National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Drive Electric Week - Upper Saddle River NJ
Upper Saddle River, NJ
Oct 02, 2021

Day: Saturday, October 2, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Emil A. Cavallini Middle School
392 West Saddle River Road
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2021.

Event Report

NDEW Upper Saddle River was a true grassroots collaboration between current EV owners, dealers, manufacturers and sustainable green vendors.  What a fun day it was!

In addition to some fabulous ride and drive vehicles from Volvo, Tesla, VW, Polestar, BMW, there were also some great display cars on hand too.  We were lucky enough to have BMW pre-production models (iX,i4), a really neat BMW i8, as well as a Mini Cooper SE.

The City Captains of NDEW Upper Saddle River are grateful for the support of our local sponsors, in addition to each of the national sponsors this year.  Locally, we'd like to recognize PSEG of New Jersey ( for printing our promotional flyers, as well as mileage signs that were displayed on each vehicle for the show.  We'd also like to thank The Imprint Source ( for donating our amazing "Ask Me About My EV" t-shirts that were worn by all owners in the tailgate area.  

A special thanks to all of the vendors who set up fabulous information areas for our attendees:  e-bikes (Cycle Sport Park Ridge NJ), electric landscaping (Quiet Care), solar (Suntuity), PSEG, Orange and Rockland, Sustainable Bergen EV Hub, Upper Saddle River Environmental Committee, Conrad's Homemade Ice Cream, Mike's Hot Dog House.

We had so many fabulous owners take part in this year's show.  Makes and models from nearly every manufacturer were onsite, including a Zero Motorcycle.  Ben Rich has road tripped around the country 9 times with that bike.

John Elliott and CBS 2 New York made this day so special by broadcasting live from our event every 15 to 30 minutes from 6am to 10am.  John even closed the show by taking a ride in a Bolt through the streets of Upper Saddle River with its Owner, Stuart Cole.  We couldn't have done this without Mr. Elliott's amazing advocacy for driving electric.  Thanks!

Here are a few clips from the exciting day:

Event Description


Electric vehicles are so much fun to drive.  Join us for an exciting day which will help to create awareness around driving EVs.  

Local dealers/manufacturers will be on hand to offer product demonstrations (rides) in some of the latest models on the roads today.  We will also have an EV tailgate area for enthusiasts to show their cars to prospective owners.

Advance registration via the "Participate" button is required for dealers and private owners.

Note:  The EV tailgate area for private owners is full to capacity.  However, anyone not already confirmed for that area of the event, is welcome to register as an "Attendee."  Please do not register as a "Participant."  Thanks for your understanding.

Since this is also an event sponsored by the Upper Saddle River Environmental Committee and Sustainable Jersey, we have also engaged some local environmental groups to join in on the fun too.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 223 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 10
Tesla Model Y 9
Tesla Model 3 8
Volkswagen ID.4 7
Ford Mustang Mach-E 3
Tesla Model S 3
BMW 530e 2
Chevrolet Volt 2
Jaguar I-Pace 2
Kia Niro Electric 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Audi e-tron 1
BMW i8 1
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Polestar 1 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model X 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
Volvo XC60 AWD PHEV 1
Volvo XC90 AWD PHEV 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
23 Models 62

Registered attendees report 1,101,045 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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