National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Chugach Drive Electric
Anchorage, AK
Sep 29, 2023

Day: Friday, September 29, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm AKDT
Location: Anchorage Museum
625 C St
Anchorage, AK 99501
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

Chugach Electric Association celebrated National Drive Electric Week with GO EV AK: Growing Ownership of Electric Vehicles. This free event was hosted at the Anchorage Museum Auditorium on September 29.

Sean Skaling from Chugach Electric moderated the event and was joined by panelists Mark Henspeter from Chugach Electric, Michelle Wilber from the Alaska Center for Energy and Power, Josi Hartley from Alaska Energy Authority, and Tim Leach from Launch Alaska. In addition to answering audience questions, the group covered:
  • Public and home charging
  • Charging impacts on electric bills
  • Cost of ownership
  • Local and federal incentives
  • Cold weather impacts and driving experience
  • Future infrastructure plans in Alaska 
There were approximately 70 people who attended the event. Each guest received a rechargeable LED lightbulb and a chance to win one of two battery-operated yard tools that were given as prizes.

photo by: Kate Ayers, Chugach Electric
On the stage from left to right: Josi Hartley (Alaska Energy Authority), Tim Leach (Launch Alaska), Mark Henspeter (Chugach Electric), Sean Skaling (Chugach Electric)

Event Description


GO EV AK: Growing Ownership of Electric Vehicles in Alaska
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Chugach will celebrate National Drive Electric Week with a forum on electric vehicles. The panel of EV experts will discuss home and public charging, incentives, electric bill impact and cost of ownership, driving experience, and future infrastructure plans in Alaska.
Guests will receive a rechargeable LED bulb (while supplies last) and will have the chance to win an electric chainsaw or an electric string trimmer. Registration is required.
  • Josi Hartley, Alaska Energy Authority
  • Mark Henspeter, Chugach Electric
  • Tim Leach, Launch Alaska
  • Michelle Wilber, Alaska Center for Energy and Power
  • Sean Skaling, Chugach Electric

Registered Attendees

There are currently 17 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Ford Mustang Mach-E 2
Jeep Wrangler 4xe 1
2 Models 3

Registered attendees report 26,563 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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