National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Driving Change: EnergyUnited's EVent
Troutman, NC
Sep 23, 2023

Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Career Academy and Technical School (CATS)
350 Old Murdock Rd
Troutman, NC 28166
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report


STATESVILLE, N.C. – EnergyUnited hosted its second annual ride and drive electric vehicle (EV) event, Driving Change, on Saturday, September 23 at the Career Academy and Technical School in Troutman. 

Driving Change was organized by EnergyUnited in conjunction with National Drive Electric Week to share educational resources for prospective EV owners and to increase awareness of the unique experiences associated with EV ownership.  

As a local, not-for-profit electric cooperative, EnergyUnited is guided by seven cooperative principles. One of these important principles is Education, Training and Information.” said Elizabeth Gantt, corporate communications consultant for EnergyUnited. “This annual Driving Change EVent represents a clear demonstration of EnergyUnited’s position as a trusted educator, helping community members navigate a dynamic vehicle marketplace that is increasingly electric.”  

15 EV owners registered for the event and were on-site to share their personal thoughts and experiences. In addition to these EV owners, many industry stakeholders and vendors also attended the event.  

About EnergyUnited 
EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina with 139,736 member connections. Headquartered in Statesville, EnergyUnited provides electric service in portions of nineteen counties in west central North Carolina which include Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin. Visit to learn more about the cooperative’s energy services and community programs. 


photo by: Renegade Content Creation
EnergyUnited's 2nd Annual Driving Change EVent

Event Description


On Saturday, September 23rd, 2023, EnergyUnited is hosting our 2nd annual Electric Vehicle Ride & Drive Event at the Career Academy and Technical School in Troutman, NC to celebrate National Drive Electric Week. Driving Change: EnergyUnited's EV Event will feature various exhibitors, local food trucks (Waffle Chick and Chicas Ticas!), car dealerships with their EVs, local EV owners with their cars on display, ride & drives in electric vehicles on site and more! At this event, plan to explore more about electric vehicles from experiencing various EVs in person to riding in or driving an EV yourself. We will also have people available to answer questions and help educate attendees on everything EV related. If you own an EV and would like to put it on display at the event, please register on our page so we can get a count beforehand. Please reach out with any questions (! We hope to see you there!

Exhibitors planning to attend:
Career Academy and Technical School
Plug In NC / Advanced Energy
Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition
Forsyth Tech 
Bent Wrench Carts
Atom Power
49ers Racing Formula EV club at UNC Charlotte
NCEMC - North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives
Randy Marion
Keffer Kia
Soundwave DJ & Entertainment
Food trucks: Waffle Chick & Chicas Ticas

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Registered Attendees

There are currently 71 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Kia EV6 3
Tesla Model S 2
Audi A3 e-tron 1
Audi e-tron 1
BMW i3 REx 1
GMC Hummer EV Pickup 1
Nissan Ariya 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Polestar 2 1
Tesla Model 3 1
Tesla Model Y 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
12 Models 15

Registered attendees report 470,872 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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