National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Shelburne, VT
Sep 16, 2015

Day: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Vermont Teddy Bear Company
6655 Shelburne Rd
Shelburne, VT 05482
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2015.

Event Report

We had a two part event. The morning session gathered Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin with CEOs and executives from employers signing on to the DRIVE THE DREAM VERMONT initiative to provide employee workplace charging, EV incentives and/or use EVs in fleets. More information here:

The afternoon session was our main public event for NDEW and was the largest gathering of EV owners in Vermont to-date. We partnered with Vermont chapter of the Sierra Club to spread the word and had a great time.

Thanks to Plug-in America and the rest of the national team for continuing to support this program!

photo by: Drive Electric Vermont
VW e-Golf

Event Description


The Drive Electric Vermont team invites you to join us for National Drive Electric Week 2015! This year we'll be at Vermont Teddy Bear Company the evening of Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 4-8 PM. If you are an EV owner and would like to bring your vehicle to display or offer rides/drives please click on the "Register" button to tell us what you are bringing.

  • Come to see the cars and chat with electric car owners
  • Meet local dealers who will be showing their latest electric car and bike offerings
  • Take a test ride or drive; try out one of the many models (including Teslas)!
  • Enjoy a tasty treat courtesy of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream


An electric vehicle demo is a great way to learn more about this exciting new kind of transportation! Check out all the latest electric car models, including (subject to change):

  • BMW i3
  • Chevrolet Volt
  • Ford C-Max Energi
  • Ford Fusion Energi
  • Ford Focus Electric
  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV
  • Nissan LEAF
  • Smart Electric Drive
  • Tesla Model S
  • Toyota Prius Plug-In
  • Volkswagen e-Golf
Two Wheeled Electric Transportation
Additional Displays and Information
  • Toyota will have a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Mirai vehicle - the first opportunity to see one of these in Vermont!
  • The Green Side - Eco-friendly lawn care with all electric powered equipment
  • American Lung Association - Vermont Lungforce Team


Put it on display at the event and network with other owners as part of the celebration. Click the "Register" button above and tell us which vehicle you will be bringing! A few things to keep in mind if you are planning to bring your EV:

  1. EV Charging - There is no EV charging available at VT Teddy Bear (yet). The closest charging available is approximately 3.5 miles away at The Automaster which has a CHAdeMO/SAE Combo DC Fast Charger at the Automaster Mini showroom (PlugShare link) as well as 3 standard Level 2 stations with J1772 plug connectors at the BMW/Mercedes showroom (PlugShare link). All of these stations will be available for public use on 9/16. In addition there are a number of charging locations in the greater Burlington area. Please keep an eye on your state of charge if you are offering rides or drives.
  2. Arrival Time - The event kicks off at 4:00 p.m. If possible, please try to arrive by 3:45 p.m. to allow time for set-up and instructions. If you cannot arrive until later we will do our best to accommodate you.
  3. Rides / Drives - Getting people into EVs and behind the wheel is a great way to show today's EVs are fun and easy to drive. Talking with real owners and learning from their experience is proven to help shift people's attitudes and we are glad to be able to offer this option.  Drive Electric Vermont and the event organizing partners will not assume liability or responsibility for test drives and/or rides. These rides are private relationships between the vehicle owners and the passengers, and any coverage or liability is the responsibility of the vehicle owner. Event attendees interested in experiencing an EV ride or drive will be required to sign a liability waiver and drivers will be required to provide a valid driver's license. EV owners are welcome to display their vehicles and not offer rides or drives if you have any concerns regarding liability. A suggested 3 mile route is shown below.





    Presented by 
    Drive Electric Vermont

    Local Partners
    Sierra Club Vermont ChapterVermont Clean Cities Coalition, the State of Vermont, and Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

    National Organizers
    Electric Auto AssociationPlug In America, and Sierra Club

    Registered Attendees

    There are currently 88 attendees registered.

    Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

    Vehicle Registered
    Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 7
    Ford C-MAX Energi 3
    Tesla Model S 3
    Chevrolet Volt 2
    Ford Fusion Energi 2
    BMW i3 REx 1
    Ford Focus Electric 1
    Volkswagen e-Golf 1
    8 Models 20

    Registered attendees report 229,766 electric miles driven.

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    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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