National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Austin, TX
Sep 19, 2015

Day: Saturday, September 19, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10 AM - 4 PM
Location: Northwest Recreation Center
2913 Northland Dr
Austin, TX 78757
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2015.

Event Report

Our event included many EVs such as the Testa Model S, Nissan leaf, Chevy Volt, BMW i3, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, a converted 1984 Jeep C7, and the University of Texas Solar Car.
The weather that day was a bit toasty at 95 degrees, but we this was better than the rainy events of previous years. We had presentations from Austin Energy, Native Solar, and Smart Charge Residential. Austin Energy went over their new Time of Use program and showed who Austin was planning to have EV infrastructure in new developments.
Native Solar discussed everything one needs to know about how to get solar panels to charge your car. Smart Charge Residential explained the history of EVs
and demo'd home chargers.

As expected, EV drivers were eager to show visitors their cars. A chevy volt owner had lots of show and tell items. We had vendors and other organizations that attended
such as Lone Star Clean fuels Alliance (who helped sponsor the event.)

photo by: Ben Jarrett
Cars in this shot: Nissan Leaf, 1984 Jeep CJ7 conversion, UT solar car, Ford C-MAX Energi, Tesla.

Event Description


Numerous electric cars will be displayed that include models from Tesla, Nissan, Ford, and BMW.

There will be opportunities to test drive EVs and discuss EVs with their owners.

From 12-4pm, there will be informative sessions that affect EVs from Austin Energy, Smart Charge Residential,
and Native Solar.  

Registered Attendees

There are currently 158 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 15
Tesla Model S 6
Chevrolet Volt 4
EV Conversion 3
BMW i3 REx 2
Ford Fusion Energi 2
Other Plug-In Vehicle 2
Zero Motorcycle 2
BMW i3 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
14 Models 42

Registered attendees report 657,861 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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