National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Kennett Square, PA
Sep 10, 2016

Day: Saturday, September 10, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 8:30 AM - 4 PM
Location: S Broad St., between Juniper St. and Mulberry St.
303 S Broad St.
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

The day started early with a meetup and group drive from the Hilton Garden Inn, Kennett Square, PA. Every attendee received a Drive Electric Car flag. We took a scenic drive on back roads to the Mushroom Festival's 2016 Antique and Classic Car Show, where we lined up along tree lined S. Broad street, between Juniper St. and Mulberry St.

Members of the Eastern Electric Vehicle Assn. and MD Volt spent the day discussing the benefits of driving electric, while taking breaks to walk the festival, cool off, get a bite to eat and visit Tesla Motor's Model S display. We spoke to over 1,000 people. Attendees also got to sit in a 1916 Rauch and Lang Electric Car and talk with a representative of the Marshall Steam Museum. The event also featured 3 electric motorcycles and several couples who had not just 1, but 2 EVs in the garage.

Owners donated over $500 to charity by supporting this event!

Our photo displays 100 years of technology advancement, connecting the future with the past.

photo by: Mark Czajka, Director, MD Volt Inc.
2016 Chevrolet Volt, 1916 Rauch & Lang and 2016 Tesla Model X. Other EVs line S. Broad Street in the background.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Mushroom Festival Antique, Classic Car Show & EV Display

EV & e-motorcycle owners will be returning to Kennett Square on the first day of National Drive Electric Week to display their vehicles at the 2016 Antique and Classic Car Show at the 31st Annual Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square, PA.

Sponsored by:

Why should you attend?
  • NEW: Torklift Central is providing us with a certificate for a free EcoHitch we will raffle off to a lucky EV owner
  • NEW: MOM's Organic Market Bryn Mawr is providing us with three $30 gift cards to raffle off
  • NEW: Pokemon players...There is a Pokestop about 1/2 block from the electric cars - we will be setting lures throughout the day. Enjoy the fun and stop by and see us!
  • These are by far the best parking spaces for the Mushroom Festival; registration includes 1 admission wristband
  • Your family will have something to do while you mingle with the crowds
  • Thousands come through the car show which meets the true spirit of NDEW: to get in front of people
  • The car show is between a main parking location (Kennett High School) and the street event
  • Food, food, and more food... every conceivable dish made with mushrooms
  • View the complete schedule of events here
  • See and take photos of a classic electric car - the 1916 Rauch and Lang Electric Car
  • EV owners who preregister will get a t-shirt
  • EV owners will get a free Drive Electric car flag and Royal Farms coffee coupon
  • Event will include an early morning meetup and group drive
  • The Mushroom Festival is an all volunteer organization whose proceeds are distributed to a wide variety of charities and organizations benefiting the residents of Kennett Square and the surrounding communities
  • We did the event last year, and it was a lot of fun!
Also on display will be a 1916 Rauch and Lang Electric Car brought over from the Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights Preserve. Diver Chevrolet (a major sponsor of the festival) is bringing a Volt and a Bolt, if available.

What is the cost to display your EV?
  • $25 - payable at the event registration area
  • Admission to festival if you are just coming to see the cars: $3
How do you pay?

A form will be e-mailed to you after you register here. T-shirts and dash plaques are available for the first 100 registrations received for the Classic Car Show. Each registration receives an admission wristband to the Mushroom Festival Street Fair.

How can you sponsor this event?

Click the [Contact] button above to request sponsorship information.

Where do you go?

We will be meeting and staging in the parking lot northwest of the Hilton Garden Inn, Kennett Square, PA at 7:45 AM for a group drive to the Mushroom Festival at 8:15 AM. A group rate for the hotel (block expires 9/1) is available here:

Follow this map and come up from the south, if you are not doing the group drive:

Photos from 2015:

Registered Attendees

There are currently 49 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 7
Tesla Model S 6
Brammo 2
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 2
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Tesla Roadster 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Cadillac ELR 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Tesla Model X 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
12 Models 27

Registered attendees report 546,144 electric miles driven.

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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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