National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Drive Electric ICT 2023
Wichita, KS
Sep 30, 2023

Day: Saturday, September 30, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm CDT
Location: Towne East Square
7700 E. Kellogg Dr.
Wichita, KS 67207
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

After appearing on two TV stations' news programs a few days before, thousands of Wichitans now know about EVs. Drive Electric ICT was joined by Kansas Sierra Club, Metro Energy, one of the City of Wichita Transit's Proterra E-Buses; Kansas Department of Transportation's highway charger installation experts and local electric supplier, Evergy.
Even though we met with 95 degree temperatures and 30 mile per hour wind, we were still joined by almost 20 different kinds EVs including the Ford F-150 Lightning which is in demand in Kansas and hard to find; a BMW i3 REx; a Lucid Air; a Fiat 500E and many other 2023 models including every model of Tesla. All of these got a lot of attention from other drivers and those planning their next EV! We had a total of 28 vehicles during the afternoon.

Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple joined us to present our proclamation at our event and stayed to visit with everyone there.

photo by: Bruce Blank
Full lot of cars including City of Wichita E-Bus featuring the Sonny Blyn (baseball cap) and daughter Tami with husband John Alexander in the foreground.

Event Description


Join SOAR for our Sixth Annual Drive Electric ICT!

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We will be in the lot north of the chargers on Rock Road and have that parking lot to ourselves. 

1:30 - Brandon Whipple - Proclamation
2:00 - Sandra Wilson - Tesla light show
2:30 - Selby LeBert - Adding accessories to your EV
3:30 - Jeff Peebler - Tesla light show finale

Space is limited so plan to come early!  

  We will be joined by one of the City of Wichita's electric buses and Transit Director Michael Tann will be here to answer questions. Be sure to ask him about the new solar powered transit center! 

Cloud County Community College will bring their Renewable Energy trailer to talk about jobs in the wind industry!
and hopefully bring info on their drone education program. 

Be sure to register your EV and plan to be there!

Contact Lori with questions: 316-516-3632 or

Registered Attendees

There are currently 61 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model Y 5
Tesla Model 3 4
Hyundai Ioniq 5 2
Tesla Model S 2
Volkswagen ID.4 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford F-150 Lightning 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Ford Transit Connect Electric 1
Hyundai Sonata Plug-In 1
Kia EV6 1
Lucid Air 1
Nissan Ariya 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
18 Models 28

Registered attendees report 555,078 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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

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

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