National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Drive Electric Week Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
Sep 25, 2021

Day: Saturday, September 25, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9:00 - 11:30 am EDT
Location: Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Dr
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2021.

Event Report

Our event filled the Cincinnati Art Museum's main parking lot with over 30 EVs, bringing together EV owners and the EV-curious to chat and answer questions.  The enthusiasm of EV owners was clear, even though the weather forecast wasn't!

EV owners tried out other EV makes.  People interested in experiencing driving electric for the first time took their pick from EVs ranging from a 2013 Nissan Leaf to a 2021 VW ID.4 or Tesla Model Y.  With 15 different EV models on display, including newly released ones like the Mustang Mach-E, Cincinnati NDEW 2021 had more variety than any of our previous NDEW events.
The Cincinnati Art Museum was a wonderful host for the event, rewarding volunteers and everyone taking EV rides with free tickets to their special exhibition. We'd also like to thank the vendors who joined the event:
  • Kings VW's ID.4 was busy giving EV rides and test drives
  • Electrada, which earlier in the year installed the Cincinnati Art Museum's 8 charging stalls, gave charging demonstrations
  • Solar Energy Solutions provided interested attendees with information on how to drive on sunshine
Thanks to all the volunteers who gave their time to make the event a success!

photo by: Gary Heaton
Carolyn Dell Patrick shows her BMW i3 all-electric car and gives EV rides. This shows many of the event's electric cars available for rides and test drives: Chevy Volt & Bolt and Tesla Model S & Model Y. A Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model 3, and VW ID.4 are out of view. In the next row we also had an "EV Showcase" of even more electric cars on display.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Drive Electric Cincinnati invites you to an electric vehicle meet-up and ride & drive at the main parking lot of the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Interesting in learning more about driving electric?

Not yet an Electric Vehicle (EV) owner? This event is for you!  Check out the wide range of EVs available and chat with EV owners.  Learn from their experience about what it is like to own and drive an electric car.  Learn about options for public charging and charging at home.  We will have a public charging demonstration at the EV chargers in the museum's lot.

At the event, sign up to ride in an EV or take one out for a test drive.  (Bring a mask for wearing inside the cars and when near other people.) Experience the smooth, quiet acceleration and see for yourself what people are talking about!

Already an EV owner?

Bring your EV, share your EV experience and compare notes with other EV owners.  If you are willing to give EV rides in your personal EV, please note that in the comments when you register via the "Participate" button.


Enjoy the Cincinnati Art Museum after the event!

Free Ticket: Anyone who takes an EV test drive or ride (age 16 or older), or volunteers who help staff the event, will receive a free ticket ($10 value) to the Museum’s historic special exhibition, “Paintings, Politics and the Monuments Men”.  This exhibition focuses on the fate of 200 of the finest European paintings from the Berlin State Museums that traveled to the United States soon after the end of the war.  Attendees also have the opportunity to win various prizes, including a family membership at Cincinnati Art Museum!

Check out the Museum's Art Climb, adjacent to the event. Stay for a Cincinnati Art Museum visit with free general admission, open from 10am-5pm.  You may use your free special exhibition ticket same-day or during a later visit within six months. 


EV charging available:  The Museum has eight new Electrada chargers.  Those who need to charge will have priority for these reserved spaces.  Arrive early.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 88 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model Y 9
Chevrolet Volt 4
Chevrolet Bolt 3
Tesla Model 3 3
BMW i3 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Tesla Model S 2
BMW X5 xDrive45e 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Polestar 2 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
14 Models 32

Registered attendees report 871,309 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
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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