National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Durham, NH
Sep 17, 2016

Day: Saturday, September 17, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11AM - 4PM
Location: Wagon Hill Farm
156 Piscataqua Rd
Durham, NH 03824
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

To increase exposure to the general public, we combed our event with our annual Durham Day festivities at a municipal park. As a result, we had a lot more foot traffic that last year and a lot more exposure of the electric vehicle category to the public. Several people reporting coming to the event for the sole purpose of learning about electric vehicles and sitting or driving some. Others simply passed by with kids and relatives and started conversations about their "next car" being a hybrid or all electric vehicle. Interestingly, this year there was only a single Tesla (vs 10 or more last year. Similarly, while 5 Nissan Leaf's signed up, only one arrived. BMW i3s and Chevy Volts were highly represented, Prius plug ins as well. We were disappointed not only that Tesla was a no show, but that our BMW dealership was unluckily out of i3s on the day of the event (the last one was purchased by an attendee of last year's NDEW event a week before!)

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

UPDATE! We are joining Durham Day festivities at:

Wagon Hill Farm
156 Piscataqua Rd
Durham, NH  03824

Saturday September 17th, 2016
Rain Date: Same Times on Sunday, September 18th

11AM - 12:30PM -- Electric Vehicle Drivers Arrive to Park in Display Area.

12:30PM - 3:30PM Public Welcome to Electric Vehicle Car Show and Durham Day Festivities.

Dealer provided test drives of the latest EV models from 12:30PM - 3:30PM.
Free parking

The Energy Committee of the Town of Durham, NH invites you to our second annual National Drive Electric Week event, this time held in conjunction with Durham Day, our annual celebration with free food, drink, kayak demonstrations, boat rides, and much, much more.  

CHARGING YOUR EV IN DURHAM: Vehicles needing to charge up are welcome to charge for free all weekend at our dual dedicated Level 2 ChargePoint EV charging parking spots in the Pettee Brook Municipal Lot, Pettee Brook Lane, Durham, NH 03824.  A third charging station is available at the Durham Public Library, 49 Madbury Road.

We invite Electric Vehicle owners to register for the event and bring their vehicles during the EV pre-event parking and meet and greet period (11AM - 12PM).  Once parked in a meadow in an impressive car show formation, EV drivers are encouraged to explore the other Durham Day activities in addition to discussing and demonstrating their vehicles to attend. A free BBQ lunch will be served.

Chevrolet, Tesla, and other dealers with available electric vehicles will be offering free test drives.  If you ever want to feel the power, handling, and emissions free fun of driving an all-electric car, now is your chance! 

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.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 39 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 5
Chevrolet Volt 3
Toyota Plug-in Prius 2
BMW i3 1
BMW i3 REx 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model X 1
7 Models 14

Registered attendees report 125,679 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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Green Level Sponsor

All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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