National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Chicago Drives Electric
Oakbrook, IL
Sep 29-Oct 01, 2023

Days: September 29-October 1, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm CDT
Location: Chicago Automobile Trade Association
18W200 Butterfield Rd
Oakbrook, IL 60181
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.


The producers of the Chicago Auto Show are plugging into the EV revolution with Chicago Drives Electric, putting you behind the wheel of some of today’s brand-new electric vehicles! This event is designed for attendees to experience the latest EVs, hybrids and plug-in hybrids to showcase a variety of options that may fit individual needs or lifestyles.

In addition to driving and learning about the latest electrified vehicles, experts from the automakers,, Charge Enterprises, ComEd, and Powering Chicago will be on hand to assist with questions as they relate to range anxiety, on-the-go charging networks and infrastructure, at-home charging and installation, and where to begin your search. 


If you are already registered, here are some things to know BEFORE you attend:

  • Arrive ON-TIME. Arrive as close as possible to your registration window. Upon arrival, you must check-in under the large tent.
  • This is an OUTDOOR EVENT. Dress appropriately. If we have to cancel the event due to severe weather you will be notified via email.
  • Bring your DRIVER'S LICENSE. If you have registered and intend to test drive vehicles, you must have a valid driver's license to participate. If you are not intending to drive, you do not need any form of identification. 
  • Show your QR REGISTRATION CODE. When you check in at the event, you will need to show the QR code you received in your registration confirmation email. You can display the code on your phone or print out in advance.
  • Free PARKING. Parking will be available in lots immediately adjacent to the event. There is on-site parking for individuals with disabilities. 
  • FOOD & BEVERAGES are available for purchase. Of course, you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed.

List of Vehicles (subject to change)

·       Alfa Romeo Tonale 

·       Audi RS e-tron GT

·       Audi Q4 e-tron

·       Audi Q8 e-tron

·       Cadillac LYRIQ 

·       Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid 

·       Ford F-150 Lightning

·       Ford Mach-e

·       Ford e-Transit

·       Hyundai IONIQ 5

·       Hyundai IONIQ 6

·       Jeep Wrangler 4xe 

·       Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe 

·       Kia EV6 

·       Kia Niro EV

·       Kia EV9 (static only)

·       Nissan ARIYA 

·       Nissan LEAF

·       Toyota bz4x

·       Toyota Prius

·       Toyota Prius Prime

·       Toyota RAV4 Prime

·       Volkswagen ID.4

·       Volvo XC40

·       Volvo C40

Test drives are on a first come, first served basis. Your Chicago Drives Electric reservation guarantees your entry within your selected date and 2-hour timeframe only. Please be on time to maximize the full event experience.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 110 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 3
Chevrolet Volt 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 1
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Rivian R1T 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model Y 1
8 Models 11

Registered attendees report 631,755 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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All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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