National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
FVEAA - Northern NDEW Event
West Dundee, IL
Sep 24, 2022

Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm CDT
Location: Spring Hill Mall
1072 Spring Hill Mall Dr
North side of old SEARS store
West Dundee, IL 60118
Topics: EV 101
Battery Technology
Home Charging
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2022.

Event Report

We had an award ceremony and I presented the EAGL (Eagle) awards to the winners. 

The EAGL Awards – Earth, Air, and Green Leadership. These awards recognize the efforts or results of various clubs, organizations, businesses, and individuals as a leader in their field or industry.

The EAGL Awards are in recognition for one’s dedication to electric vehicles in one of the following areas - regional electrification, education, legislation, financial, or EV publicity.

The EAGL Awards are part of the Fox Valley Electric Auto Association’s effort to further the understanding, use, and enjoyment of EVs in the Chicagoland area


Most Green Business
Most Green Club/Group
Most Green Organization
Most Green Individual
​Most Green Event

The awards were presented at the FVEAA’s Northern National Drive Electric Week event, Saturday, September 24. This is one of two events our club produces. Our events promote ride-n-drive opportunities for the public to experience the technology and pleasure of driving an EV and asking questions of those that live the “EV grin”.


Congressman Sean Casten - U.S. representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district.

Samantha Bingham – Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition Coordinator & Treasurer and Program Director for the Chicago Department of Transportation

Jeff Miller – President of the Fox Valley Electric Auto Association

Ted Lowe – Treasurer of the Fox Valley Electric Auto Association


photo by: Bruce Jones - FVEAA
Samantha Bingham - Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition Coordinator; Rich Hirschberg - Outreach Director - FVEAA - holding an EAGL Award standing in front of a Ford F150 Lightning and a home-built Jeep conversion.

Event Description


This EV-ent is the first of two that the Fox Valley Electric Auto Assn. ( produces. It is on the north side of the old SEARS store and in front of the old bookstore in the mall. We have our other event on Sat., Oct. 1st at Fox Valley Mall in Aurora. We are the Northern Illinois chapter of the EAA and are excited to share our experiences of owning, driving, learning about, and wearing the '"EV Grin". With Nissan as the National Sponsor and member's OEM and home-built EVs present to check out, there's sure to be something that you find interesting and maybe take for a test drive. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 39 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 4
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Chevrolet Volt 1
Kia EV6 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Tesla Model Y 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
8 Models 12

Registered attendees report 377,288 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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Green Level Sponsor

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

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