National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Driving Change: EnergyUnited's EV Event
Troutman, NC
Sep 24, 2022

Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Career Academy and Technical School
350 Old Murdock Rd
Troutman, NC 28166
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2022.

Event Report

 We had Plug In NC, Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition, Cooperative Insights / Statewide Association, Forsyth Tech, Keffer Kia and Randy Marion Ford / Chevrolet as well as Sound Wave DJ & Entertainment present at our event. There are other photos, videos and links to local news  available on our social media:

EnergyUnited Hosts Inaugural Ride and Drive EV Event to Celebrate National Drive Electric Week


STATESVILLE, N.C. EnergyUnited hosted its inaugural ride and drive electric vehicle (EV) event, Driving Change, on Saturday, September 24 at the Career Academy and Technical School in Troutman.


Driving Change was the first EV event coordinated by the electric cooperative in celebration of National Drive Electric Week, which began on September 23 and lasts until October 2 this year. EV enthusiasts, car owners and industry groups participated in the event to raise awareness of the benefits of driving an electric vehicle.


“As a member-owned electric cooperative, EnergyUnited understands the value of education and research,” said Maureen Moore, communications manager for EnergyUnited. “Traditionally, cooperatives have played an important role in educating consumers during major transitional periods and EnergyUnited is committed to carrying this tradition forward as cooperative members consider the benefits of electric vehicles.”


Consumer education was a clear focus during the event, as dozens of attendees picked up brochures, informational flyers, met with industry officials and had the opportunity to test drive various electric vehicles. Additionally, more than 20 EV owners registered for the event and were on-site to share their personal thoughts and experiences.

While Driving Change marked the cooperative’s first experience hosting a ride and drive EV event, efforts are already underway to plan a similar event again next year.

About EnergyUnited   EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina serving more than 135,000 metering points. Headquartered in Statesville, EnergyUnited provides electric service in portions of nineteen counties in west central North Carolina which include Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin. Visit to learn more about the cooperative’s energy services and community programs.

photo by: Barry Henline
EVs lined up at EnergyUnited's event: Driving Change.

Event Description


On Saturday, September 24th, EnergyUnited is hosting an Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Event at the Career Academy and Technical School in Troutman, NC. Driving Change: EnergyUnited's EV Event will feature various exhibitors (Plug In NC, ChargePoint, Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition, Huck Bikes), local food trucks (@wrapnrollclt), car dealerships with their EVs, local EV owners with their cars on display, ride & drives in electric vehicles on site and more! At this event, plan to explore more about electric vehicles from experiencing various EVs in person to riding in or driving an EV yourself. We will also have people available to answer questions and help educate attendees on everything EV related. This event will begin at 10am and end around 2pm. If you own an EV and would like to put it on display at the event, please register on our page so we can get a count beforehand. Please reach out with any questions (! We hope to see you there!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 82 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 3
Hyundai Ioniq 5 2
Kia EV6 2
Tesla Model Y 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Harley Davidson LiveWire 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Porsche Taycan 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model X 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
Volvo C40 Recharge 1
15 Models 20

Registered attendees report 631,355 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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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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