National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Middletown, CT
Sep 10, 2016

Day: Saturday, September 10, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 2 pm - 5 pm
Location: Harbor Park
100 Harbor Drive
Middletown, CT 06457
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

Biggest event in Central Connecticut, held on the Connecticut River shores in Middletown, CT. Great turnout with beautiful weather. Over 200 people attended and 24 plus 6 city owned plug-ins were on display. Five local dealers were present giving ride & drives. Robotics teams were present as well as local Solar dealers and a food truck.

photo by: Dave Oliveria
This is the view at the entrance of the park. Plug-ins lined both sides of the park's main sidewalk.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Come join us at Harbor Park on Saturday, September 10, for an Electric Vehicle (EV) Tailgate Party and Ride and Drive! 

Just Announced Door Prizes!!
1) In Home - Electric Vehicle Outlet 
Sunlight solar electrican will install a 40a circuit 50' maximum cable with 240v outlet for a electric vehicle charging station. Wire run must be accessible and their must be sufficient space and capacity in electrical panel for equipment.
2) Solar Cell Phone Battery Charger Flashlight
Goal Zero Torch 250 flashlight $80 value
Available to all who sign up at the event.

Park as close to the river as possible. Twelve Level 2 charging in the adjoining municipal parking lot. Test Drive a new Electric Car.

Have an Electric Vehicle (or Plug-in)?  Bring your EV/Plug-In to the event to show it off and answer questions.  The charging stations will be available to recharge while you're there!

Middletown Electric Car and Charging station Showcase  Check out Middletown's new fleet of Ford Focus Electric vehicles and 12 public charging stations.

Local and State Elected Officials  Meet the elected officials who have been responsible for supporting electric vehicles in CT.

Want to learn more about owning an EV/Plug-In?  Come visit and ask real owners about their experiences.  

Want to Test Drive an EV/Plug-In?  Dealers from all the major (and some minor) EV car manufacturers will be attending. Compare all of them at once!  

Mercy High School- Tech Tigers Robotics & Guilford ApplePi Robotics   Mercy's & ApplePI Robotics teams will bring their Electric Powered Robot for demonstrations and "Test Drives" Come see their robots in action!  

PokemanGO  Youngest member of the planning team reports that there are 3 pokistops in the park and we are planning on releasing several lures during the event. Come join the fun or let us show you what this Pokeman talk is all about.

In all cases, we encourage you to register to attend to help us better plan the event (and have the right number of hot dogs on hand for you!). 

NEEAA is involved with other sites across Connecticut.  Check out the full list here.

Directions to Harbor Park; On Route 9, take exit for Route 66 and turn South on first left to DeKovan.  Continue to fifth intersection and turn left onto Union Street.  Go under the overpass and turn left onto Harbor Drive and follow white NDEW lawn signs to our event!  Reserved parking for EV/Plug-in EV owners on the grass.  Look for our green and white NDEW sign!

Plug In America Public Service Announcements - Here are some fun videos promoting EVs, brought to you as a public service by Plug In America. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 55 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 8
Chevrolet Volt 6
Tesla Model S 4
Ford Focus Electric 2
BMW i3 REx 1
CODA Sedan 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Honda Fit EV 1
Hyundai Sonata Plug-In 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model X 1
12 Models 28

Registered attendees report 378,552 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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