National Drive Electric Week

Drive Electric Event
Start Your New Year Drive Electric Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Jan 07, 2023

Day: Saturday, January 7, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EST
Location: East Coast Electric Speed Shop
418 W Peace St
Raleigh, NC 27603
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

The East Coast Electric Speed Shop, ECESS, opened a larger facility in Raleigh to go with their downtown Chapel Hill shop. TEVA of NC partnered with ECESS to hold Light EV test rides from the store. 

Wonderful hors d'oeuvres were served from the owner's restaurant, Linda's Bar & Grill.

Over the course of the afternoon about 100 people came in and out of the store and a bit more than 1/3 of those ride custom ebikes that are the staple of ECESS offerings. About a baker's dozen kids rode HoverKarts in the large back area of the new ECESS store.

This was a great early 2023 Drive Electric EVent! 

photo by: Mark R Smith, TEVA of NC, Creative Commons attribution
Two of our baker's dozen HoverKart riders. Older sister offered a ride to younger sister who was initially a bit shy. They each scooted around on one of our HoverKarts in the backroom of ECESS soon after.

Event Description


Come experience Light EVs including ebikes and escooters of all sizes at the Drive Electric New Year EVent in downtown Raleigh NC on Jan 7th. We celebrate the new year and welcome the opening of a new Light EV store and shop: the East Coast Electric Speed Shop (ECESS)

There is ample parking downtown at the Publix parking deck across from ECESS. 

If you wish to bring an ebike, escooter, or other Light EV to demonstrate:
  • please click on the "Participate" button, in the form,
  • then check "Yes" to the "Do you drive an electric vehicle"
  • scroll down and select "e-bike", "e-scooter" or "other plug in EV"
  • then add your Light EV details in the comment section
Here is more location information: 

CycleBoard with Front Basket

Registered Attendees

There are currently 8 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
E-Scooter 2
BMW 330e 1
E-Bike 1
Tesla Model S 1
4 Models 5

Registered attendees report 13,050 electric miles driven.

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