National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Durham, NH
Sep 20, 2015

Day: Sunday, September 20, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST
Location: Pettee Brook Municipal Lot
Pettee Brook Lane
Durham, NH 03824
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2015.

Event Report

The Durham event featured 20 electric vehicles including 2 from PortCity Nissan, 2 from BMW of Stratham, 6 Tesla's including a solar charged Roadster, 2 BMW i3s, 5 Nissan Leaf's, 2 Volts, and one Ford C-Max Energi. At 1PM, state representatives, the state Department of Environmental Services, and a crowd of about 100 people gathered for some short speeches and a ribbon cutting on our new dual charging station. There was free food, drink, give aways from Nissan and T-Shirts from the vendors, and even an electric bike vendor giving test drives. Additional planning and climate organizations were also invited including some solar companies who emphasized charging through solar arrays. Guests included most of our Town Council, State Representatives, our Town Administrator, and officials from state agencies. Crowds were good all day from 12-4 and we say at least 24 test drives go out from the Nissan and BMW dealers. We got valuable feedback on our charger's signage and pricing.

Event Description


Durham, NH Celebrates National Drive Electric Week

Test drive the newest EVs on the market at this 
free event, hosted by the Town of Durham, NH

Pettee Brook Municipal Lot
Pettee Brook Lane, Durham, NH 
Sunday September 20th, 2015
Noon-4 p.m.
 Free parking
(or ride a bike or use public trans)

A special Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held for 
our new Electric Vehicle Charging Station Ribbon Cutting at 1:00PM

The Energy Committee of the Town of Durham, NH invites you to our first annual National Drive Electric Week event and official ribbon cutting ceremony for our two new dedicated Level 2 EV charging parking spots in the Pettee Brook Municipal Lot, Pettee Brook Lane, Durham, NH 03824.

We invite Electric Vehicle owners to register for the event and bring their vehicles to demonstrate to attendees, answer questions, and optionally offer test drives and rides.   We will demonstrate the use of the new charging stations, have sign up materials and instructions for the ChargePoint network used by the new stations, and answer questions about charges, parking regulations, and usage. Light refreshments will be served.

Port City Nissan and BWM of Stratham will be offering free test drives of the Nissan LEAF® and the BMW i3 vehicles respectively.  If you ever want to feel the power, handling, and emissions free fun of driving an all-electric car, now is your chance!  Owners of existing electric vehicles will also be available to discuss their experience owning and operating this new type of vehicle.

We are grateful for the financial support of the NH Department of Environmental Services, the University of New Hampshire, and the Town of Durham for the installation of the charging station, and want to extend a special welcome to UNH students, faculty, and staff to attend the event.

If you have any questions or suggestions for this event, please contact Charlie Forcey using the contact button on this page.  We look forward to seeing you all there.

Special thanks to the following sponsors (partial list):

Port City Nissan with their Nissan LEAF® vehicle for volunteering two vehicles for display and test drives during the event.

BWM of Stratham with their All-electric and Range Extended BMW i3 vehicle for volunteering two vehicles for display and test drives during the event.

ReVision Energy for their innovative solar charging and EV charging station offerings as well as volunteering to bring 1-2 of their corporate Nissan LEAF® vehicles for display.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 64 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 6
Tesla Model S 4
BMW i3 2
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
6 Models 15

Registered attendees report 174,629 electric miles driven.

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Drive Electric USA logo

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