National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Cincinnati Electric Vehicle Showcase and Ride & Drive
Cincinnati, OH
Sep 23, 2023

Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Location: Eclipse Window Tinting
2669 E Kemper Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

Drive Electric Cincinnati’s National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) event went great with ideal weather!  This was our biggest event of the year with about 200 attendees.  We gave a total of 135 ride/drives with 22 EVs available for ride or test drive, reflecting excellent turnout from private EV owners and local dealers alike. The Hummer EV, Ford F-150 Lightning, Mercedes EQB/EQE and Tesla Model S Plaid were out on rides or test drives most of the time.  Many attendees took advantage of the opportunity to try out more than one EV model, with one attendee test driving six different EVs.

We had even more “EV Showcase” vehicles available for people to climb in and out and chat with their owners to hear first-hand about the EV ownership experience.  We had nearly 50 EVs total, spanning the price range from the beautiful Lucid Air to the affordable Chevy Bolt EV. 

In addition to numerous private owners, thanks to these companies for bringing vehicles:

  • McCluskey Chevrolet
  • Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati and West Chester
  • The BMW Store & Cincinnati MINI
  • Kings Volkswagen
  • Kings Ford
  • EVentures Rentals
  • Tesla Blue Ash
  • Kerry Ford

Thanks to Solar Energy Solutions for talking with interested attendees on how to “drive on sunshine” using home solar. Thanks also to Jorge’s Tacos for serving delicious tacos with all the fixings.  And shout-out to host Jackson Johnstone for above-and-beyond efforts to make the event a success and Eclipse itself for providing a site perfect for a ride & drive event.  

photo by: Jackson Johnstone, Eclipse Window Tinting
Attendees enjoy our EV showcase including a Cadillac Lyriq, BMW X5 xDrive45e PHEV, Nissan Ariya, BMW i4, Tesla Model X and Hyundai Ioniq 5

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Join us for Drive Electric Cincinnati’s biggest event of the year with the greatest variety of EVs.  Eclipse, our site host, has a perfect location for safe and fun electric vehicle ride & drives—combine driving 35mph local roads with easy on/off of a short stretch of I-275.  We will have a covered area, picnic table, food truck and related vendors.  Event is free and open to the public.  

If you would like to learn more about electric vehicles, this event is for you!  Check out the EVs, talk to EV owners and ask them questions about driving electric.  At the event, sign up to ride in an EV or take one out for a test drive.
Take advantage of this event’s amazing opportunity to conveniently test drive multiple EVs to compare!  Experience the smooth, quiet acceleration and see for yourself what people are talking about.  We expect huge array of EVs (updated as we close in on the event date), including:
  • Lucid Air, Cadillac Lyriq, GMC Hummer EV, Chevy Bolt EUV, VW ID.4, Nissan Ariya and Leaf, Tesla Model S, 3, X and Y, Porsche Taycan, Mercedes EQE and EQB, BMW MINI electric, iX and i4, Audi e-tron, Ford F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, and more.

EV Owners:  Add your electric car or motorcycle to our EV showcase to make sure it's represented.  Our largest meet-up of the year!  Chat with fellow and prospective owners.  Interested in driving on sunshine?  We will have EV owners with home solar installed available to answer questions, plus solar installer Solar Energy Solutions.  Please respond via the “Participate” button and tell us what EV you are bringing.

Bathrooms available on-site.  Thanks to Eclipse for hosting!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 70 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 4
Tesla Model 3 4
Tesla Model S 3
Tesla Model Y 3
Chevrolet Volt 2
Kia EV6 2
Lucid Air 2
Tesla Model X 2
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Mercedes-Benz EQB350W4 1
Nissan Ariya 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Rivian R1S 1
Volkswagen ID.4 1
15 Models 29

Registered attendees report 887,570 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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