National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Drive Electric Asheville, Fall 2022
Asheville, NC
Sep 25, 2022

Day: Sunday, September 25, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:00 - 4:00 pm EDT
Location: Asheville Outlets
800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2022.

Event Report

Hosted by the Blue Ridge EV Club, this was the 9th annual Asheville Drive Electric Event, 8th at the Asheville Outlets.   In addition to the Outlets the event was supported by Sugar Hollow Solar, Asheville Flying Bike, Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition, Green Planet Machinery, Asheville E-Bikes, Mobile Microgrid, UNC-Asheville SAE students, Parks Ford, WNC Tesla, Asheville Citizen's Climate Lobby, and Earthshine Nature.   Each sponsor had speakers talking about their various programs .  In addition Sugar Hollow Solar, in collaboration with Asheville Flying Bike gave away an E-Bike in a drawing at the event!

The EVs present were:
Teslas, 3, S and X; Chevy Sparks, Bolts and Volts; Nissan Leafs, old and new; Kia EV6s, Niro EVs and PHEVs;  Hyundai Ioniq 5;  Rivian R1T; Smart for Two; Audi E-Tron; BMW X3 and I3s; Chrysler Pacifica; Ford CMax Energies, Mach-Es, and F-150 Lightnings;  VW ID4; Mini E-Cooper; Volvo XC4- Recharge, plus E-Scooters and many E-Bikes.

The show was divided into 3 areas for EV displays, Vendors and E-Bikes and the Ride Area.  There were close to 500 attendees with over 80 EV rides given.  Of special note was attendee NC Senator Julie Mayfield.  To date this electric event has been the most successful drawing the attention of the local news channel:

photo by: Blue Ridge EV Club
Many photos of attendees. The person taking a photo of the F-150 is Paul Rollins.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Come out to Asheville's 9th Fall Drive Electric Event presented by the Asheville Outlets and Blue Ridge EV Club on September 25th from noon to 4pm.

On display will be a variety of EVs, e-bikes, electric mopeds, scooters, solar, and more... 

The popularity of electric cars is growing exponentially.

You can discover the driving behind this amazing movement
Talk to owners about their diverse experiences.
You will be able to take a ride in and EV, ride an e-Bike.

Witness sustainability in action with the Beast -  a portable solar workstation, courtesy of the Microgrid Team! 
Sugar Hollow Solar, in collaboration with The Flying Bike, will give away a brand new Pedego Element electric bike to a very lucky winner!  Winners must be present."

Registered Attendees

There are currently 251 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 9
Tesla Model Y 8
Chevrolet Bolt 7
Chevrolet Volt 4
Kia EV6 4
Tesla Model S 4
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 3
Chevy Spark EV 2
Ford C-MAX Energi 2
Hyundai Ioniq 5 2
Rivian R1T 2
Smart fortwo electric drive 2
Tesla Model X 2
Audi e-tron 1
BMW 330e 1
BMW X3 xDrive30e 1
BMW i3 1
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
E-Scooter 1
Fiat 500e 1
Ford F-150 Lightning 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Hyundai KONA Electric 1
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 1
MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Toyota RAV4 Prime 4WD/AWD 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
Volvo XC40 Recharge 1
31 Models 69
Vehicle Registered

Registered attendees report 1,717,209 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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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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