National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Asheville NDEW 23
Asheville, NC
Oct 01, 2023

Day: Sunday, October 1, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:00 - 4:00 pm EDT
Location: Asheville Outlets
800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

After 9 years, the event returned to the back of the Outlets.   Even though this area is less exposed than the front, it offered more space for displays and drives.    Coupled with the Blue Ridge Parkway Drive the day before (sponsored by Tesla Owners NC Triangle and Tesla Owners of Western North Carolina ), and with lots of marketing by the Asheville Outlets, the event proved to be a tremendous success!   The attendees exceeded our expectations and we had more variety and quantity of EVs than at any one of our previous events. One of the highlights of the event was the presence of the Weaverville PD's Mach E!   F150 Lightnings and Rivian Trucks were a great sight and the Mini E Copper GT continued to be popular with the riders.  Local sponsors were The Asheville Outlets, Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition and  Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.  Earthshine Nature Programs gave us power, and Live Edge Sound Production gave us sound.  Other non-profits/vendors present were: Sugar Hollow Solar, Clean Technica,  Environmental Action Community of WNC, UNCA Formula SAE, Loving Foods Resources (for the food drive), WNC Tesla Owners.  In addition, lectures/workshops were given by local community leaders ranging from "Battling EV Misinformation" to "The Ins and Outs of Solar Power" to the "Future of Charging".

Some photos from the event are here:

photo by: Rudy Beharrysingh
Various Vehicles. Top left to right ...Mach E (frunk), Rivian R1T, Tesla Group, Mini E Cooper GT, Ioniq 6, Ford F-150 lightning.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


As part of Asheville's EV Weekend, right after the September 30th Blue Ridge Parkway EV Drive, on October 1st,  the Blue Ridge EV Club will host its 10th annual National Drive Electric event at the Asheville Outlets from noon to 4pm

At the National Drive Electric event there will be rides, drives, workshops, music, food, solar installers, solar demos, the latest EVs, classic EVs, e-bikes, e-scooters and a variety of other fun EV activities.  Plus you can enter a raffle to win a Fisher Ocean....

Come out and join the EV revolution...

Dave Erb,  EV Misinformation: 12:30 PM

David Janson, Levels of Charging and Infrastructure: 1:00 PM

Ford, Current and Future Charging: 1:30 PM

Sugar Hollow, Generating Energy from the Sun: 2:00 PM

Clean Technicha: Keep Calm and Charge On: 2:30 PM

This event is in collaboration with Tesla Owners-WNC, Tesla Owners-Triad, the Asheville Outlets, Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition, and Earthshine Nature Programs.

The BRP EV weekend includes a food drive for the Loving Food Resources pantry:     The Tesla Clubs' "Fill the Frunk" drive at the 2019 BRP event collected 2456 pounds of food.  With an additional day and a host of non-Tesla vehicles added to the mix this year, let's build on that amazing show of generosity!

Though any non-perishable food items will be greatly appreciated, here's LFR's wish list:

Bag of Sugar
Box of Regular Coffee
Salt and Pepper
Can of Diced Tomatoes
Helper Meal - Tuna or Beef
Jar of Pickles
Box of Saltine Crackers
Box of Vanilla Wafers
Bottle of Yellow Mustard
Box of Brownie Mix
Foil Pack of Tuna
Box of Elbow Macaroni

Registered Attendees

There are currently 312 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model Y 18
Tesla Model 3 11
Chevrolet Bolt 6
Rivian R1T 6
Ford F-150 Lightning 5
Hyundai Ioniq 5 5
Tesla Model X 5
Ford Mustang Mach-E 4
Tesla Model S 4
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 3
Chevrolet Volt 3
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 3
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 3
Toyota Prius Prime 3
Audi e-tron 2
Cadillac LYRIQ 2
Hyundai Ioniq 6 2
Kia EV6 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
EV Conversion 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Escape PHEV 1
Harley Davidson LiveWire 1
Hyundai KONA Electric 1
Jaguar I-Pace 1
MINI Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door 1
Nissan Ariya 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Subaru Solterra 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
Volvo XC40 Recharge twin 1
Volvo XC60 AWD PHEV 1
34 Models 103
Vehicle Registered

Registered attendees report 3,526,669 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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