National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Drive Electric Hastings
Hastings, MI
Oct 01, 2022

Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Hastings Public Library
227 East State St.
Hastings, MI 49058
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2022.

Event Report

We would like to thank the Hastings Public Library for providing us the parking lot space, providing tables, and supporting our event. We would especially like to thank Barbara Haywood for providing the necessary resources and advertising to make our event a success. Paul Pancella, Physics Professor from Western Michigan University provided an informative session to interested attendees about the benefits and requirements of driving a PHEV and EV.  Thanks to Craig Toepfer's and his Ford F-150 Lightning, we saw a demonstration of how EV can work cooperatively for charging

photo by: Kalamazoo Electrical Vehicle Association (KEVA)
Craig Toepfer helps top up the charge on Paul Pancella's Chevy Volt using his Ford F-150 Lightning

Event Description


Electric Vehicle "Show and Tell" to be held on the parking lot of the public library in downtown Hastings.  We're back, baby!  Everyone is invited to hear about the real-life experiences of EVs from actual owners.  New cars like the Rivian will be present along with many others. This will be your chance to see the features and advantages of a variety of electric vehicles.   There will also be a "EV 101" presentation held in the library's community room from noon to 1 p.m. to discuss the basic differences between owning and operating an electric vehicle vs. ordinary gasoline cars with plenty of time for questions and answers.  Learn about range, charging, maintenance, costs, etc.  All for free!  Hastings now has a public dual-head EV charger on N. Michigan Ave. (parking lot #3) and several rooftop solar power installations.

Extra attractions:  A free community breakfast will be served at Emmanuel Episcopal Church from 8:00 to 9:30 am on event day, just a few blocks away at 315 West Center St.  Also, the Farmer's Market will be going at the same time as our event on the nearby courthouse lawn.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 17 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 3
Ford F-150 Lightning 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Rivian R1T 1
Tesla Model 3 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model X 1
Tesla Model Y 1
8 Models 10

Registered attendees report 291,896 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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