National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Electric Vehicle Expo @ Innovation Park
South Bend, IN
Sep 25, 2021

Day: Saturday, September 25, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Location: IDEA Center at Innovation Park
1400 E Angela Blvd
South Bend, IN 46617
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2021.

Event Report

photo by: MACOG
Prior to a test drive, event staff with MACOG explain how a vehicle charges and the components under the hood.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


University of Notre Dame and partners present an Electric Vehicle Expo during Notre Dame Energy Week!

Get behind the wheel and experience an electric vehicle first hand! Test drives may be available from dealerships, pending availability at that time.

Hear from electric vehicle drivers about their experience. Learn from the Department of Energy Clean Cities program where electric vehicles are available locally both new and used, how to find electric vehicle charging stations, what purchasing incentives are available and more! 

Electric vehicle owners are welcome & encouraged to bring their electric vehicles to the event - register using the  "Participate" button. 

All-electric vehicles may include:
- Chevy Bolt
- Nissan LEAF
- Tesla (various models)
- BMW i3

Plug-In hybrid vehicles may include:
- Toyota Prius Prime
- Toyota RAV4 Prime
- Chrysler Pacifica mini-van
- Ford C-Max
- Ford Fusion
- Kia Niro

COVID Precautions:
- The event will take place entirely outdoors to limit risk
- Staff, volunteers, and attendees are asked to wear masks while at the event when within 6 feet of another person.
- Attendees are encouraged to review ways to wear a mask to improve the fit and filtration. For more information, visit the CDC webpage.
- Please stay home if you are sick or experience symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, shortness of breath. 
- Alcohol-based hand sanitizer and wipes will be provided for attendees and to each driver for sanitizing vehicles 
- During test drives or rides, only people of the same household may ride in a vehicle at the same time besides the dealer, and windows  must be down
- EV drivers are asked to wipe down their vehicle in between interactions (front seats, steering wheel, touch panels and buttons, pens, armrests, seat belt buckles, and inside and outside door handles). See CDC Guidance on disinfecting vehicles.
- Only food in sealed packages may be served
- Organizers will be monitoring the latest safety guidelines for outdoor gathering from state and local health officials leading up to the event

Registered Attendees

There are currently 40 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 2
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 2
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 2
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model Y 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
11 Models 15

Registered attendees report 227,100 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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Green Level Sponsor

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

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