National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Asheville, NC
Sep 11, 2016

Day: Sunday, September 11, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: Noon to 4pm
Location: Asheville Outlets Mall
800 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

We had a lot of models of evs including a Roadster, a Mercedes EV, an electric bicycle and the BMW I8. Other models present were Leafs, Volts, Model S's, I3s, BMW X5 e-hybrid, Audi E-tron, Ford focus EV, Ford CMax Energi, Ford Fusion Energi and a solar electric golf cart!
Special guest Leilani Munter attended with her model S. She gave a beautiful talk about driving electric and other sustainable habits. Also present were several solar companies, and organic apparel company, a solar powered race car from Appalachian State university and a test EV from University of North Carolina Asheville.

photo by: Rudy Beharrysingh
I do not know all of the people, but Leilani Munter is the person speaking on the left. Also from the left after Leilani is Melba Cantu, Robbie Hendry, Steve O'Neal (with Hat), skip a person and then Bob Harris (with cap). The little girl playing on the cell phone is my daughter. From right we have Mike Hoffman at the edge, then Austin Morgan with head bowed, skip a person, and then Tom Craig standing straight with cap (yellow tip) and pony tail.

More photos from this event.

Event Description



Asheville's 3rd annual Drive Electric Week will occur on Sunday September 11th from noon to 4pm (RAIN DATE: September 18 noon to 4 pm).   This FREE show is hosted by by the Asheville Outlets Mall, Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and the Blue Ridge EV club. Have a fun filled electrifying afternoon.  Last year we gave over 400 rides at the mall!  

Talk with owners & dealers about the pleasure of driving electric cars and see these plug-ins up close

Ride in zero-emission vehicles between 1 and 4 pm

     Hear race driver, Tesla S owner and environmental activist Leilani M√ľnter at 12:30 pm (

Get answers to all your questions on cost of operation, savings, available cars, area charging locations, home-charging options, rebates and tax incentives

See some specialty electric vehicles

Charge your electric vehicle at
Four, Level 2 charging stations owned by Asheville Outlets (free with a Chargepoint network card)
CHAdeMO/CCS DC Fast Charger (NRG eVgo session fee applies)
Tesla Supercharger (8 stations)

Meet members of the Blue Ridge EV Club & join up for free

Explore the new Asheville Outlets and one of more than 75 stores. Enjoy a meal in the food court or area restaurants and spend the afternoon.

2015 Asheville Show

Come out and see for yourself why Electric Vehicle sales have been skyrocketing. 
Please click "Register" to take a ride in the transportation of tomorrow and if you can spare the time, volunteer.

During the week before and after the event (September 3 - September 18), see the latest models* of electric vehicles on display at the mall.  * based on dealer inventory


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Thanks so much

Rudy Singh

These events are organized by the Blue Ridge EV Club (, Asheville Outlets ( and Land Of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition ( Proceeds from rental displays by dealers and for-profit businesses benefit ongoing efforts of the non-profit organizations: Blue Ridge EV Club and Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (


Registered Attendees

There are currently 72 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 4
Tesla Model S 4
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 3
Audi A3 e-tron 1
BMW X5 iPerformance 1
BMW i3 REx 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 1
Tesla Roadster 1
10 Models 18

Registered attendees report 238,062 electric miles driven.

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