National Drive Electric Week

Drive Electric Event
October First Fridays in South Bend
South Bend, IN
Oct 06, 2023

Day: Friday, October 6, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 5:00 - 7:30 pm EDT
Location: The Gridiron, Downtown South Bend
106 S Michigan Street
South Bend, IN 46601
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

Drivers participated in a First Fridays event in South Bend on October 6th, 2023, with 13 vehicles represented. There were 11 all-electric vehicles and 2 plug-in hybrids.

All Electric Vehicles:
Chevy Bolt EUV
Ford F-150 Lightning
Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford F-150 Lightning
Kia EV6
Nissan LEAF (2018+)
Tesla Model 3
Toyota bZ4X

Plug-In Hybrids:
Chrysler Pacifica 
Toyota Prius Prime

photo by: MACOG
The driver of a Ford Mustang Mach-E discusses its features with an attendee.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Get behind the wheel and experience an electric vehicle first hand! Hear from electric vehicle drivers about their experience. Learn  what electric vehicles are available locally (both new and used), how and where to find electric vehicle charging stations, what purchasing incentives are available and more!

Electric vehicle owners are welcome & encouraged to bring their electric vehicles to the event! Test drives may be available from dealerships, pending availability.

Look for some of the new models that have appeared in our community in the last year including the Kia EV6, Kona Hyundai, VW I.D4, Chevy Bolt EUV, and more!

Co-hosted by: South Bend Office of Sustainability, Michiana Area Council of Governments, Drive Clean Indiana

Registered Attendees

There are currently 37 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 4
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 2
Kia EV6 2
Tesla Model Y 2
Toyota Prius Prime 2
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
Ford F-150 Lightning 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Toyota bZ4X 1
11 Models 18

Registered attendees report 488,000 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
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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