National Drive Electric Week
West Des Moines, IA
Sep 17, 2015
|Day:||Thursday, September 17, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
|Location:||West Des Moines, IA
This event came together in a very short period of time. I first heard about NDEW about 2 weeks ago, which is when I discovered that there were no events planned in Iowa. I agreed to arrange an event and was able procure an area at the weekly Valley Junction Farmer's Market in West Des Moines. Ford, Nissan, and BMW sent cars and representatives The Zero Motorcycle dealer brought a couple bikes and a owner of a local bike shop that modifies classic bicycles with electric drives came and brought 3 bikes. A local man that converts gas cars into EVs brought his own Porsche 944 EV. The area power utility sent a representative to tout their portfolio of renewable energy sources.
Car owners brought 2 Leafs, 3 Teslas and 4 Volts. Considering the short time I had to pull this together, I was happy with the turnout. By far the biggest crowd pleaser was the BMW i8. I highly recommend having one of these present if you are at a public event and want to get foot traffic to your area.
photo by: Mike Arkwright
BMW i3, Tesla Model S P85AWD
The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.