National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Waikoloa, HI
Sep 19, 2015

Day: Saturday, September 19, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: The Shops At Mauna Lani
68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr.
Waikoloa, HI 96743
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2015.

Event Report

Our National Drive Electric Week at the Shops at Mauna Lani was a success! We had over 150 people at the event. They started to show up before the event started and lingered after we ended. Many had genuine interest in owning an EV and had many questions regarding maintenance, service, cost, range, and charging infrastructure. Range anxiety and service availability appeared to be key concerns.

We had a total of 9 EVs, an electric bicycle, and a solar and pedal powered 3-wheeler. Models represented were the Volkswagen e-Golf, Nissan LEAF (at total of 6), Tesla Model S, BMW i3, Specialized Turbo e-Bike, and an ELF (the 3-wheeler).

We also had our local utility on hand to address questions on TOU rates, solar PV company representatives, a hydroelectric generator company, and a dealer of solar lanterns.

Importantly, Nissan Kona showed up with LEAFs and provided 25 test drives throughout most of the events.

It was an exhausting event but definitely worth the effort.

photo by: Noel Morin
Emily Ebert, Eric Hayden VW e-Golf, Nissan LEAF, BMW i3, Tesla Model S

Event Description


Join the Big Island EV Association for Drive Electric Week at the Shops at Mauna Lani!  
This event will offer the opportunity to learn about EVs from actual owners and dealers. You'll hear about the benefits of EV ownership, get to see the latest EVs, and even experience the smooth and quiet rides that can only be had in these next-generation vehicles.
Drive Electric Week is organized nationally by Plug In America, Sierra Club, and Electric Auto Association.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 15 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Tesla Model S 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
4 Models 4

Registered attendees report 92,140 electric miles driven.

In the News…

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

Platinum Level Sponsors

Silver Level Sponsor

Bronze Level Sponsor

Green Level Sponsor

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

Back to top