National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Old Saybrook, CT
Sep 14, 2016

Day: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 5pm to 7pm
Location: Big Y World Class Market
22 Spencer Plain Rd
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

Big Y World Class Market offered grilled hot dogs & Hamburgers along with chips and drinks! Here's the link to our NEEAA Facebook photo album.

A light rain ended the event a few minutes early. Thanks to all who came out to participate!

photo by: Dave Oliveria
Overall view of the parking lot reserved for Plug-In vehicles and the grill master.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Come join us at the new Big Y World Class Market on Wednesday, September 14, for an after work Electric Vehicle (EV) Tailgate Party! 

Big Y has graciously let us use their parking lot with their new dual use EV Charging station.  And they are also hosting the event with hot dogs, water, soda, chips and more for the tailgate party!

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

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

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!). 

Directions to Big Y Old Saybrook; On Interstate 95, take exit 66 and turn South onto Route 166.  Continue to first traffic light and turn left into the new Big Y shopping center.  Follow white NDEW lawn signs to our event!  Reserved parking for EV/Plug-in EV owners.  Look for our green and white NDEW signs!


NEEAA (  is involved with more sites in New England.   Check out the full list here.

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 17 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 3
BMW i3 REx 2
BMW i3 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
9 Models 12

Registered attendees report 186,422 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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