National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Lexington NDEW Event
Lexington, KY
Sep 30, 2023

Day: Saturday, September 30, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Location: Kentucky Utilties Parking Lot
Vine St and Quality St
Lexington, KY 40508
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

Even with a Nationally Televised College Football game as competition,  We had 30 EVs and 80 walk in visitors come to our event.  Great weather and a chance to be interviewed for an in-depth piece on our local NPR affiliate,  WEKU Radio.  Our local Members Heritage Credit Union was on hand with 4 employees handing out swag and offering a "Guess the amount of money in the Jar" opportunity to win the cash !   We used the ability to get 110v electricity from an EV6 to power a PA system and to have a running video showing EV commercials and Promotional Segments about EVOLVEKY from local TV stations as well as showing our hour long documentary film,  " EVOLVE: Driving a Clean Future in Coal Country" now available for free on Youtube.

The event was co-hosted by the Tesla Owners of Kentucky,  a group that has branched out into EV advocacy from being just a car club.  President Michael Menor conducted a raffle offering a portable power supply suitable for camping and other outdoors needs for electricity.

The highlight of the event was the presence of the team from Tennessee Tech University that was promoting their " Rural Re-imagined " program where residents of Appalachian Counties of Kentucky can sign up to borrow one of four EVs available to them for a two week loaner period.  EVs include a Chevy Bolt, a Ford F-150 Lightning pick-up, a VW ID.4 and a Mustang MachE.  EVOLVEKY has offered to house the EVs in between loaner periods in Kentucky,  negating the need for the vehicles to go back to Tennessee only to return to Kentucky for another 2 week loaner period.

14 pictures of the event have been posted to the EVOLVEKY facebook page

photo by: Mike Proctor, Publicity Chair, EVOLVEKY
Tesla Model 3 Owner, Jess King being interviewed by radio journalist , Stu Johnson, for an in-depth radio segment for Central Kentucky's NPR and Eastern Kentucky University affiliate WEKU Radio during a NDEW event sponsored by EVOLVEKY and the Tesla Owners of Kentucky.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


National Drive Electric Week is the perfect time to come out to one of the EV events and visit with owners of electric vehicles and gain a first hand (owner's) perpective about owning and driving an electric vehicle.  Members of EVOLVEKY,  Kentucky's Electric Vehicle Advocacy Group and members of the Tesla Owners of Kentucky have joined forces to provide a plethora of ev makes and models to show the wide variety of ev models currently available.

Come and register to win a portable AC/DC power unit,  the EcoFlow River 2 Portable Station,  donated by EZ EV Care and Michael Menor ,

Registered Attendees

There are currently 53 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model Y 5
Tesla Model 3 4
Kia EV6 3
Tesla Model S 3
Tesla Model X 3
Volkswagen ID.4 3
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Ford Mustang Mach-E 2
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Rivian R1T 1
11 Models 28

Registered attendees report 921,900 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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Green Level Sponsor

All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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