National Drive Electric Week

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

Day: Saturday, September 25, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Location: Edison Brewing Company
785 Science Blvd
Columbus, OH 43230
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2021.

Event Report

Thank you to all of our Drive Electric Columbus members who turned out on Saturday, September 25th 2021 to participate in our Electric Car Show for National Drive Electric Week. We couldn't have had a successful event without members showing up and sharing their EVs.  Edison Brewing Company was an excellent venue and we appreciate them letting us use their parking lot.
Also we want to thank Buckeye Nissan for sending a new Nissan Leaf for Test Drives and SkyCharge Solar for displaying at our NDEW 2021 event. We would also like to thank our door prize sponsors - Smart Columbus, Moo Moo Express Car Wash, AAA Ohio, EVUnited, and Tesla Motors (Easton Town Center Showroom).  Of course, we have to thank our national sponsors for all the free t-shirts and other table swag items - PlugIn America, Normal Now by Electrify America, Sierra Club, EVHybrid Noire, Nissan, Clipper Creek, Wells Fargo, Enel X, and Inside EVs.  
Our biggest thank you though is for our event volunteers - Alex S., Todd W., and Mryia W. They arrived early, put out signs, set up our tables, helped to direct EVs into place, checked everyone in, took photos (thanks Alex), stored & hauled everything for the day (thanks Todd & Mryia), and took care of everything else that it takes to make a great event happen.  We wouldn't have had such a successful day without the three of you.
We were able to award several trophies at our first Electric Car Show!
Fan's Favorite EV in Show - 2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance - Hayden S.
Fan's Favorite EV Color - 2015 Tesla Model S - Gary D.
Fan's Favorite Vanity Plate - No Mo Gas - Al S.
Kid's Choice Favorite EV in Show - Tesla Model 3 with an assist to the fart feature - Alice F.
Volunteer's Favorite in Show - VW ID4 - Stephen F.
Newest EV in Show - 2022 Nissan Leaf Plus with just over 800 miles on it - Annalese L.
Oldest EV in Show - 2013 Tesla Model S - Michael S
Highest Odometer mileage - 2013 Tesla Model S with 219,881 - David C.
Lowest State of Charge at arrival - Tesla Model 3 at 30% - Alice F.
Most Distance Traveled to Attend Show - 2017 Chevy Bolt from West Virginia - Frederick W.
Most Ride & Drives during EVent - Buckeye Nissan (thanks to Rebecca for bringing the Nissan Leaf and sharing your expertise with our attendees)
We are working to publish a gallery of photos on our website.  Thank you again to everyone that made our NDEW possible.

photo by: Alex Sibila
Drone photo of our Electric Car Show - EVs included were Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model 3, Kia Niro EV, Chevy Volt, Tesla Model S, Chevy Bolt, and VW ID4.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Drive Electric Columbus invites you to stop by Edison Brewing Company on Saturday, September 25th, 2021 from 11am to 3pm to celebrate National Drive Electric Week. 

We will have an Electric Car Show (all participants will receive a Car Show dash plaque).  We are planning a variety of awards and fan favorite categories for EVs in the show.  Click here to complete the Electric Car Show Entry Form.

We will have a Kids Area where they can take an RC Car for a battery-powered lap, read "Sparky's Electrifying Tale", or build a simple electric motor.  

Are you EV curious? Drop by to see a variety of Electric Vehicles and ask questions of EV owners driving electric everyday. Don't miss registering for the door prize drawings and taking home some freebies from our sponsors.

The Ohio State University EcoCar Team will be in attendance!  The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge is an Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors and Mathworks, and it is managed by Argonne National Laboratory. Students from 12 North American Universities must re-engineer a Chevrolet Blazer over four years to incorporate advanced propulsion systems, electrification and connected and automated vehicle technologies. 

Looking for your first (or next) EV?  Buckeye Nissan plans to attend with a brand new Nissan LEAF Plus.   They do plan to offer test drives so please bring your license with you if you want to participate. 

Don't forget to register that you will be dropping by to see the display here on our NDEW 2021 page to be entered to win a $250 Visa Gift Card.  

We can't wait to see you on September 25th!

A special thank you to the National Sponsors:


Registered Attendees

There are currently 16 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 3
Chevrolet Volt 2
Kia Niro Electric 2
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Tesla Model S 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
Volvo XC40 Recharge 1
8 Models 12

Registered attendees report 249,424 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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