National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Tailgate & Car Show at NCSU Clemson Football Game
Raleigh, NC
Sep 25, 2021

Day: Saturday, September 25, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11:30 am - 3:30 pm EDT
Location: Close King Indoor Practice Facility
Raleigh, NC 27607
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2021.

Event Report

NCCETC hosted a NDEW tailgate and EV show at the NC State Clemson football game.  The weather was great and it was an exciting game with NC State winning in double OT.  We had two displays outside the stadium with a total of 18 EVs on display.  This year was very tough to get vehicles with the supply chain and chip shortage issues.  However, local owners came through and saved the day, as did Volvo Cars USA.  We had great variety of vehicles, We had in game videos and announcements during the game to a capacity crowd of 57, 000.  The vent was promoted through NC Sports Marketing of radio, social media and website, NCCETC channels and ESPN Radio.

photo by: NCCETC
NCSU NDEW Tailgate Display--Orange County Sheriff with Zero Motorcycle Answering Questions

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Please join the NC Clean Energy Technology Center to kick off National Drive Electric Week at NC State University in Raleigh NC with a tailgate and plug-in electric vehicle car show at the NC State versus Clemson football game.  For game-day on September 25th, due to the game-day congestion and traffic, if you do not have tickets for the game or parking arrangements, it is not advised that you come to visit the plug-in electric vehicle show.

Location is outside Close King Indoor Practice Facility in the parking lot of Carter Finley Stadium at the corner of West Chase Blvd. and Peter Karmanos Jr. Dr.

Limited space for EV owner display vehicles.  Contact Rick Sapienza at or 919-332-4510, if interested.  Lunch provided for display vehicle owners and guest.

We will also be hosting a drive meet-up and ride & drive on Monday, September 27th, from 10:30a-2:30p at Venture Place on Centennial Campus.  See event announcement for details.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 13 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Polestar 2 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model Y 1
6 Models 6

Registered attendees report 93,881 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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