National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Drive Electric Week - Toledo
Toledo, OH
Oct 02, 2021

Day: Saturday, October 2, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Yark Nissan
5957 Central Avenue
Toledo, OH 43615
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2021.

Event Report

We had a great launch of ELECTRIC Cars & Coffee in Toledo, Ohio at Yark Nissan. With 25 attendees sharing their experience with EVs over coffee and donuts, it was a fun day to share the past success of EVs and get excited about the next few years of plug in electric vehicles! We had visitors from Dayton, Cincinnati and Michigan.

Attendees were able to get up close and personal with the retired BMW i3 and the Chevy Volt, both history making vehicles with the launch of mass market EVs in 2013. There were two Chevy Bolts, a Chrysler Pacifica (the only mini van PHEV) and the Jeep Wrangler PHEV made in Toledo.*

Attendees LOVED the NDEW giveaways. Some of the items were given to sales staff who excel at selling the Nissan LEAF, and they loved them too!

New cars were not available because of the chip shortage. But attendees were encouraged to drive 1/4 a mile down the road to Yark Ford to test drive the new Ford Mustang Mach E GT.

We look forward to Electric Cars & Coffee becoming a monthly event.

*Regretfully a Tesla driver decided to come to the event, use the only available  charger at the dealership (taking advantage of the free charge), and walked out of the event without participating.

photo by: Girl in the Glass City / Yark Nissan
The early morning line up!

More photos from this event.

Event Description


It's the electric version of Cars & Coffee to celebrate National Drive Electric Week! We have amazing giveaways including backpacks, water bottles, tshirts and more! Bring your favorite coffee or grab a cup on us.

As Northwest Ohio's largest dealership, Yark Automotive Group and the Girl in the Glass City are presenting an ELECTRIC cars and coffee gathering.  Bring your own electric vehicle for  park & shine or come to look and chat with others about living the electric life! Any new plug in electric vehicles the dealership has in inventory will be available for test drives.

We expect EVs from Nissan, Ford, Stellantis, BMW, Toyota, and Chevrolet. We also will have representatives on hand to discuss the upcoming EVs from Subaru and Mazda.

We will have a Jeep Wrangler PHEV made right here in Toledo Ohio. We are also looking forward to having a new Ford Mustang Mach E GT on hand.

This is an inaugural EV Cars & Coffee event that will continue monthly at the 8 Yark dealerships.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 10 attendees registered.

Plug-In Vehicles Registered by Attendees

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
3 Models 3

Registered attendees report 62,000 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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

Platinum Level Sponsors

Silver Level Sponsor

Bronze Level Sponsor

Green Level Sponsor

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

Back to top