National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Wilsonville, OR
Sep 17, 2016

Day: Saturday, September 17, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10 AM - 2 PM
Location: Lowries Marketplace
30299 SW Boones Ferry Rd
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.


Portland Area National Drive Electric Week Event

Come celebrate with us on Saturday, September 17th!


Lowries Marketplace - Next to the Sonic Drive In


Almost every EV available in Oregon 

Compare all the current offerings side-by-side without running all over town

Test drive the model(s) you're most interested in (see list below)

The OSU Solar Trailer will be in the parking lot charging EV's from sunshine and providing power to the event

Tesla's thru time -  See the Roadster, Model S and Model X side-by-side

The White Zombie will be in the house!

538 hp 1972 Datsun 1200. Record holder NEDRA Pro Street class - 10.2 @ 123 mph 1/4 mile ET, 100 miles street range. First street EV to run a 10 second 1/4 mile set in 2010.


The many benefits of EV's that owners enjoy

    • FUN
    • Quiet
    • Convenient
    • Easy to maintain
    • Economical
    • Environmentally "Green"

Talk to owners with hundreds of thousands of miles of real world driving experience



All about charging. Members of the Oregon Electric Vehicle Association (OEVA) will have handouts explaining how EV's are charged and lots of first hand experience to share.

    • home charging options (refuel while you sleep - no more gas station lines)
    • public charging
    • what terms like L2, L3, CCS and "Quick Charge" mean


How affordable EV's can be.

    • Leases allow the Federal Tax Credit to be used to effectively reduce the sticker price of the car. There are options below $100 per month!
    • Pre-owned EV's are becoming readily available. Learn what to look for from owners, OEVA members and dealers that specialize in pre-owned EV's.

How you can power your EV (or house) on sunshine.

Solar Power is a great way to power your EV.

SUNSHINE is the new Gasoline!


Already own an EV? Bring it to the event!

Chat and compare notes with other EV owners. Share your enthusiasm and help those exploring EV's understand why we're so passionate about driving them.

Please register so we can allocate space for you. If you are arriving late or need to leave early that's OK. Just let us know and we will accommodate your needs.


Driving an EV  is the best way to appreciate many of the benefits of driving electric.

Add a comment when you register indicating the vehicle(s) you'd like to test. This will help us get everyone behind the wheel of their favorite EV.

 Vehicles Available for Test Drives
(check back for updates)

Nissan LEAF

BMW i3

BMW of  Portland

A3 e-tron

Spark EVChevrolet
Spark EV

Wilsonville Chevrolet

Chevy Volt Chevrolet

Wilsonville Chevrolet

  Kia Soul EVKia
Soul EVWeston Kia

Sonata Plug-in

Volkswagon e-GolfVolkswagon

Herzog-Meier Volkswagon




 Feeling LUCKY? (and just plain free stuff!)

Wilsonville Chevrolet will be giving away a Bosch Power Max L2 EVSE. Stop by and see them to enter and while you're there, test drive a Spark EV or the new 2017 Volt.

Vote for you favorite EV at the KINK FM booth and you could win a gift card from Sonic Drive In, a fantastic gift basket from Starbucks, OEVA hats and T-shirts, and ???

Find "Coney", the Sonic mascot, wandering around and score a coupon for a free limeade!



To the dealers & manufacturers listed above that are providing vehicles to test.

To the other companies and organizations that are taking time to be here and share information.

A special word of thanks to the following local sponsors who are providing financial or other support:


I-5 Exit 283 (SW Wilsonville Road)

West for 1 block then Left on SW Boones Ferry Rd

We'll be on your right between the Sonic Drive In and Starbucks

Highlighted Test Drives:

Nissan LEAF
With available 30 kWh battery, the LEAF can now take you 107 miles (EPA rating). Drive one and you'll understand why you see so many on the road!

BMW i3
the 2017's are available with a 50% bigger battery upping the EPA range to 114 miles! Everything you'd expect from BMW, with loads of tech including carbon fiber to reduce weight.


With inherent BMW performance and undeniable agility, this is an electric vehicle that will change the way you think about driving. The unprecedented use of strong yet lightweight Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) makes the BMW i3 one of BMW’s lightest vehicles, contributing to both performance and efficiency. The BMW i3 is truly as innovative as the technology and renewable materials it contains.

Include a comment to Test Drive the i3 when you register and we'll save you a spot!

Audi A3 e-tron!
Quickly becoming one of the most popular PHEV's. An all electric mode will take you around town, and it functions like a hybrid for great economy on longer trips. And they call it the sportback for a reason

Include a comment to Test Drive the A3 e-tron when you register and we'll save you a spot!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 170 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 17
Tesla Model S 5
Chevy Spark EV 4
Chevrolet Volt 3
EV Conversion 3
Ford Focus Electric 3
Tesla Model X 3
Fiat 500e 2
Audi A3 e-tron 1
BMW i3 1
BMW i3 REx 1
Corbin Sparrow 1
Honda Fit EV 1
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Think City 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (1997-2003) 1
17 Models 49

Registered attendees report 1,250,501 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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