National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Taos EV Expo 2023
Taos, NM
Sep 23, 2023

Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:00 - 4:00 pm MDT
Location: Taos Public Library
402 Camino de la Placita
Taos, NM 87571
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

Attendance was down from last year likely due to unsettled weather.
Speaker Program:
  • Luis Reyes Jr, CEO of Kit Carson Electric Cooperative in Taos
  • Tony Sena, Sales Manager of Capitol Ford of Santa Fe New Mexico
  • Jim DesJardins, Executive Director of New Mexico Renewable Energy Industries Association
  • David Kingsley, Member of Renewable Taos
  • Karl Nichols, Member of Renewable Taos
  • Delilah Garcia, Operations Director, North Central Region Transit District, New Mexico

Taos Ski Valley brought electric UTV and snowmobile.  Kit Carson brought two electric UTVs that they use for forest thinning and line inspections.  Karl Nichols brought his EV conversion project car, a Porsche 924S.  We also had a 2003 Fiat 500 (all electric) with 140,000 miles!  The total electric miles driven by all 25 vehicles was 692,000 miles.  

Renewable Taos would like to acknowledge sponsors Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, Guzman Energy, Ameren, Capitol Ford, Taos Ski Valley and Energy Demand Solutions.

The Tesla Owners Club of New Mexico participated in the event by conducting a road rally from Albuquerque.  

photo by: Daniel Pritchard, Executive Board, Renewable Taos, Inc.
Justin Friedman (Volvo), Matt Weyer (snowmobile), Karl Nichols (Porsche conversion), Chevy Volt, Tesla X, Tesla M3, Tesla MY, Fiat 500.

Event Description


You are invited to attend the 2023 Taos Electric Vehicle Expo.  This event, entering its sixth year, features dozens of electric cars and other e-transportation, speakers and exhibitors of other solar and renewable energy technology.  It is sponsored by Renewable Taos, Inc., the non-for-profit, renewable energy advocacy organization in Taos, NM.  THIS IS A FREE EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

WHY:          Promoting electric transportation in all forms.  See exhibits, hear experts, learn more!
WHERE:      Taos Public Library, 402 Camino de la Placita, Taos, NM.
WHEN:       OPEN TO THE PUBLIC from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
LEARN:       If you have questions about electric vehicles (EVs), this is the event of the year for you! 

*   What are the advantages of EVs?
*   How much do they cost?
*   Is financing or a tax credit available?
*   What models are available now, and what will be available in the next year or two?
*   How far can I travel on a full charge?
*   Do I need special equipment or can I plug it in at my home or apartment?

EXHIBITS:    Auto and motorcycle dealerships, bicycle dealers, related equipment vendors and other renewable-focused companies are invited.  Attendees will have opportunities to talk to vendors, exhibitors and EV owners.

SPEAKERS:  During the Expo, experts will give short talks on related topics with time for questions. 

DEMOS:      Participatory demonstrations of electric transportation are at the discretion of the owner. (Renewable Taos, Inc. and Kit Carson Electric Cooperative assume no liability.)  

FOOD:         There will likely *not* be food concessions.  Water will be available.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 4 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model Y 2
Tesla Model 3 1
2 Models 3

Registered attendees report 175,750 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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