National Drive Electric Week

Drive Electric Event
Sustainability Fair and EV Expo (RESCHEDULED)
Chatham, NJ
Oct 14, 2023

Day: Saturday, October 14, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Chatham Borough
Chatham Station (Railroad Plaza South)
30 Fairmount Avenue
Chatham, NJ 07928
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

The NDEW at Chatham was originally scheduled for September 23rd 2023. Unfortunately, the event was rescheduled due to the rain. The new date was October 14th, which turned out to be rainy as well. We still carried on as the rain was not too strong in the morning.
The EV show organized by NJEVA was part of Sustainability Fair organized primarily by Chatham Environmental Commission, which in turn was addition to weekly Farmers Market. There was a band performing life music, which helped to bring some people (with umbrellas). The rain was the reason for a poor foot traffic. Despite of that, we had a decent 14 EVs, including 7 dealer vehicles. The dealers brought Polestar 2, Tesla Model X and Model 3 (Tesla Springfield), Volkswagen ID.4, Volvo XC40 Recharge and Volvo XC90 PHEV (Smythe Volvo). The tent with NDEW information was joined by Melissa McCutcheon from Avenues in Motion, a Micromobility Non-profit.
However, the top of the show was Rutgers Solar Racer, solar powered racing vehicle.

photo by: Stanislav Jaracz, New Jersey EVA
Ron Wilson (VW ID.4) sheltering in the Polestar tent, joining Susan Chan (Polestar rep.) who talks to visitors about benefits of driving electric.

More photos from this event.

Event Description

 

The Sustainability Fair features an EV Expo with New Jersey EVA and local dealers showing new EV models. Local EV owners are welcome to participate in National Drive Electric Week by bringing their own Plug-in vehicles to the event and share their experience driving electric with non-EV guests. PLEASE NOTE - CARS WILL BE PARKED, NO TEST-DRIVING.

You are encouraged to stay with your vehicle, talk to visitors and share:
  • your experience driving electric, 
  • how you decided to get one, 
  • where you bought it, 
  • any road trip experiences and 
  • fun stories.
The Farmers Market will be at the same site with fresh farm produce, flowers, and musical entertainment. The town's annual Sustainability Fair will host 20+ exhibitors and local organizations. Come and find out about landscaping with native plants, composting, recycling, shop for upcycled goods, refillable housewares, household solar and other decarbonizing and electrification ideas for home and garden.  

The event will also feature food trucks, giveaways and indoor bathrooms.  


Registered Attendees

There are currently 45 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Tesla Model 3 2
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Jeep Wrangler 4xe 1
Lucid Air 1
Polestar 2 1
Rivian R1T 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model Y 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
14 Models 16

Registered attendees report 569,200 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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