National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
National Drive Electric Week
London, ON
Sep 26, 2021

Day: Sunday, September 26, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Location: White Oaks Mall
1105 Wellington Rd
1205 Oxford St W
London, ON N6E 1V4
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2021.

Event Report

This was our second NDEW event. The first was in 2019, we didn't have one in 2020 due to COVID, and this one was in 2021. This was the first time we had 2 locations. Two of our organizers dropped out at the last minute, so I had to do all of the organizing as well as the promotion. Our original plan was to have it on Saturday September 25, but due to heavy rain in the forecast, on Friday we switched it to Sunday September 26.

One location was sponsored by the Real Canadian Superstore at Oxford Street West, and we had 3 vehicles on display - a Tesla Model 3, a Nissan Leaf, and a Chevy Bolt. We would have had more vehicles on display, but with the change of date, some volunteers couldn't make it on the Sunday.

The other location was at White Oaks Mall, where we had 6 EV's on display - three Tesla Model 3's (one of them towing a travel trailer), a Nissan Leaf, a Chevy Bolt, and a converted 1987 Ford Ranger EV.

Hopefully, we will have more dependable volunteer organizers next year, and I can concentrate on promotion of the event to get more people out to see our cars.

Don Millar

Event Description


National Drive Electric Week display in London Ontario is on Sunday September 26 10AM-1PM. 

There will be a static display of cars, and owners will be on hand to answer questions. No rides will be given (our liability insurance doesn’t cover it). Volunteers will work in 3 hour shifts, 10 AM - 1 PM. Please wear a hat, sunglasses, jacket or sweater, and a mask. Please bring a lawn chair, umbrella, snack, water bottle, and wear sunscreen if needed.

There is also another display at the Real Canadian Superstore at Oakridge Plaza, Oxford and Hyde Park. Same Day, same hours.

LEVA Plan for Mitigating the Spread of COVID-19

1. Please stay at home if you have fever, respiratory symptoms, or believe you might be sick.

2. Please leave the event if you begin to have symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. 

3. Please use extreme caution if you are at high risk for complications from COVID-19. You may excuse yourself from the event if you do not feel safe.

4. All staff and attendees are required to wear face masks at all times.

5. All attendees and staff should be spaced at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from each other and wear a mask at all times. Physical contact among staff and attendees is discouraged.

6. Don Millar has lead responsibility at the White Oaks Mall location, and Steve Norton has lead responsibility at the Oakridge Superstore location. Please direct any questions regarding COVID-19 to them.

7. All event activities will be outdoors, except for essential functions such as restroom use.

8. No-touch trash cans and recycling bins are available at both the Superstore and the White Oaks Mall locations.

9. No food will be served, and no sharing food.

10. Please clean frequently touched surfaces with lysol wipes, including tables, door handles, steering wheels, pens, tablet screens, etc.

11. No test drives. Both for COVID-19 reasons, and because test drives are not covered by our liability insurance.

12. All display cars should be locked, with the windows up, and only the car owner is allowed in their car.

13. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol is provided for your use.

14. Please wear a mask when going to the washroom. Washroom facilities are available at both the White Oaks Mall and Oakridge Superstore locations.

Registered Attendees

There is currently 1 attendee registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 1
1 Model 1

Registered attendees report 28,000 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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

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

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