National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Tri Cities National Drive Electric Week at Jefferson Park
Richland, WA
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 PDT
Location: Jefferson Park - Symons St Parking Lot
1400 George Washington Way
Richland, WA 99354
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

Many thanks to the Mid-Columbia Electric Vehicle Association members and Tri-City area EV owners for their enthusiastic showing of 14 EVs including an electric motorcycle.  Thanks also to Bill Robertson Nissan for bringing the Nissan Ariya AWD Platinum and Ariya FWD Engage from their dealership for people to view and drive.  Although turnout for the event was not as great as had been hoped, the weather and setting were great, and the participants enjoyed a relaxing afternoon sharing experiences with each other and those visitors who did attend.  New EV owners were able to get helpful tips from experienced owners. Attending professionals involved in decarbonization of transportation made new connections.  

photo by: Bruce Rathbone
Tesla Models S, X, Chevy Volt, Tesla S (left to right), with owners and visitors at Tri-Cities NDEW in Jefferson Park - Richland, WA, September 30, 2023,

Event Description


This is a casual event where new and experienced EV owners can bring their vehicles and the public can ask the owners about their vehicles and owner experiences.  Hand out materials will be made available on topics such as EV facts vs myths, EV incentives (federal tax credits, state sales tax exemptions, local EVSE rebates), EV carbon footprint, cost of ownership etc.  Test drives may be offered by EV owners who are interested in doing this.  New EV owners will have a chance to get tips from experienced owners as well as share their new owner experiences with the public. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 17 attendees registered.

Expected Display Vehicles

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Nissan Ariya 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Rivian R1T 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model X 1
Tesla Model Y 1
11 Models 13

Registered attendees report 297,250 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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