National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Clean Energy, Clean Car
Anchorage, AK
Oct 01, 2021

Day: Friday, October 1, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm AKDT
Location: Chugach Electric - South
5601 Electron Dr
Anchorage, AK 99516
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2021.

Event Report

Chugach hosted the northernmost NDEW event, along with more than 250 in-person and online events throughout 44 states, to celebrate the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs). As part of NDEW, Chugach made several informational social media posts about EVs.  Chugach reached out to local EV owners to participate in an EV car show for Chugach members.  Twelve local EV owners participated in the car show, which allowed members to see different EV options and provided an opportunity to ask questions and converse with EV owners.  There were a variety of EVs on display, including Tesla, Audi, Volvo, Chevy, and Volkswagen.  An estimated 100 members visited the car show.

EV owners were appreciative that Chugach gave them an opportunity to help promote EVs.  One of the EV owners, who was not a Chugach member, expressed how thankful he was that Chugach was hosting an EV event and was disappointed that his utility has not been more involved in the promotion of EVs.  Another EV owner indicated that they had taken the day off from work to participate in Chugach’s event.  Members were excited to see the different EV options and were surprised that some EV prices were comparable with combustion engine vehicles.  Members also had interest in EV charging stations and were excited about the level 3 chargers that are being installed through the Railbelt.

The event was enjoyable and successful due to the EV owners and members who participated, and from the support and volunteers from Key Accounts and Sustainability, Regulatory Affairs, and Corporate Communications.

photo by: Chugach Electric Association
Chugach Electric members along with EV owners and advocates gather for NDEW 2021 event held at Chugach Electric

Event Description


Get charged up for National Drive Electric Week (Sept. 25 - Oct.3), an effort to raise awareness about the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs).  As part of Member Appreciation Day, join Chugach Electric Friday, Oct. 1, between 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at 5601 Electron Dr. to see EVs on display and to learn more about the EV experience.  Owners can visit us on Oct.1 with your EV for a gift card for a complimentary car wash, while supplies last.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 36 attendees registered.

Registered attendees report 203,006 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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All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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