National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Little Rock, AR
Sep 16, 2016

Day: Friday, September 16, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Whole Foods Market
500 Bowman Road
Little Rock, AR 72202
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

We held the event in front of the Whole Foods Market in Little Rock. We wanted to take advantage of the foot traffic. We had 3 dealerships participate: Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt and Volvo XC90. In addition we had 16 current EV drivers show up with their vehicles to talk to the public about their experience driving electric. There were 6 Tesla, 1 Chevrolet Volt, 1 Ford Focus, and 8 Nissan Leaf owners present.

We consider the event a success as we were able to talk to the dealerships about bidding to get their vehicles on the state contract for state government fleets.

photo by: Patti Springs, Arkansas Clean Cities Coalition
Mitchell Simpson, director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission - Energy Office.

Event Description


The Arkansas Clean Cities Coalition, in partnership with Whole Foods Market, will hold a ride and drive event in the Whole Foods Market parking lot on Friday, September 16, 2016, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.  Local dealerships that offer all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will be available for information and test drives.  Also, local EV drivers will be on hand to talk about their experience driving electric! 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 25 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 3
Tesla Model S 3
Chevrolet Volt 1
3 Models 7

Registered attendees report 152,000 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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