National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Austin, TX
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 - 3 pm
Location: Northwest Austin Recreation Center
2913 Northland Dr
Austin, TX 78757
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

Councilmember Leslie Pool (District 7) began the morning with remarks on the importance of EVs to Austin's community climate protection goal of net-zero carbon by 2050. We had sliders and grilled cheese prepared by a former Austin Assistant City Manager for City utilities, who is also a chef and owner of a green biker bar called Rolling thunder Roadhouse. The mini-solar electric racers were especially a hit with the kids who migrated over after their soccer practice ended. Both feature presentations by Smart Charge Residential and Austin Energy EV programs were well-attended by more than 30 people with lots of questions for our presenters. We even had an electric drone taking some aerial photos of our event! We look forward to putting on 2017's NDEW Austin event downtown on Electric Drive!

photo by: Lone Star Chapter of The Sierra Club
Drew Obryan (Texas Sierra Club Clean Energy Coordinator) Tesla Model S

Event Description


Join us for a ride-&-drive, party in a parking lot!


10 am – 3 pm Ride & Drive, exhibitor booths & family activities*

10:30 am Welcome & Opening Remarks - Austin City Councilmember Leslie Pool (District 7)

10 am – 1 pm Live Music: Kathy & the Kilowatts Duo

11 am – 2 pm      Food: Rolling Thunder Roadhouse sliders & gourmet grilled cheese

11 am – 2 pm     Presentations (Classroom 1 - See schedule below.)

* Family activities:

– Mini-solar electric racers for kids of all ages provided by Austin Energy

-Pokemon Go ~ The gym at Northwest Austin Rec is a Pokestop, so you never know what you might catch while attending this event.


* Smart Charge Residential * Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance * AustinEV * Austin Energy EV programs * Austin Energy Solar & Energy Efficiency * Native Inc * Second Energy


11:00 am - EV Industry Update by Smart Charge Residential

12:00 pm - Austin Energy EV programs update

1:00 pm - EV video documentaries presented by Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance

Registered Attendees

There are currently 190 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 19
Tesla Model S 18
Chevrolet Volt 7
Tesla Model X 5
Other Plug-In Vehicle 4
BMW i3 REx 3
Cadillac ELR 2
Ford C-MAX Energi 2
Ford Fusion Energi 2
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 2
Zero Motorcycle 2
BMW i3 1
EV Conversion 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
17 Models 72

Registered attendees report 1,139,064 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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