National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Drive Electric Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo, MI
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 - 3:00 pm EDT
Location: Midtown Fresh Market
412 Howard St.
between Westnedge and Park
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

Great weather made for a great EV show-and-tell event near downtown Kalamazoo.  Highlights included the Sunseeker Solar race car from Western Michigan University, and the presence of Tesla of Grand Rapids, who brought a Model 3 and a Model X for test drives.  The local LifeCycle bike shop brought some e-bikes for people to check out as well.  We were overflown multiple times by the "Yankee Lady", a B-17 world war II bomber which was flying out of the Kalamazoo Air Zoo all day.

We appreciated the participation once again by Consumers Energy, our local utility, which brought their Chevy Bolt and lots of info about electricity rates and incentives for EV charging at home.

photo by: Paul Pancella, KEVA
The lineup of vehicles on display in the grocery store parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Event Description


Free Drive Electric Event in Kalamazoo

Public welcome!  This will be a great opportunity to see why folks are so excited about the latest Electric Vehicles.  Cars, trucks, bikes, buses,... EVs are the new wave in transportation.  See a variety of EVs up close and in action.  Drivers and other knowledgeable folks will be on site to answer any and all questions.  Representatives from Consumers Energy will also be there to share info on home charging incentive programs.  No schedule, just come any time between 10 and 3 and stay as long or as briefly as you like.

We'll be easy to find in the southeast part of the parking lot of a locally owned grocery store.  The store includes a cafe, but there are other places nearby to get food and refreshments, and we are only about 5 minutes south of downtown Kalamazoo.  See updates on this page and at /KalamazooEVA/ on Facebook.  This should be a great event, if the weather holds.  Big 'thank you' to our hosts at the Midtown Fresh Market, be sure to mention us when you go in and buy your snacks.

EV Drivers:
Please RSVP on this site if you think you can come, and be sure to check in at the main table when you arrive.  It is your choice whether to take people for rides or just do a static display.  For safety, we will try to segregate the display vehicles from the ones that may be going in and out of the parking lot, so let us know your preference when you arrive.  Thanks for spreading the word!

Late bulletin:  Sorry to say that the KPS electric school bus will not be able to attend this year.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 27 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 4
Tesla Model 3 3
Ford Mustang Mach-E 2
Tesla Model X 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Kia EV6 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model Y 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
11 Models 18

Registered attendees report 968,325 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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