National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Wallingford, CT
Sep 17, 2016

Day: Saturday, September 17, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: Noon-3pm
Location: Stop & Shop
930 N Colony Rd
Wallingford, CT 06492
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

Weather was great at our Stop & Shop grocery store gathering this Saturday afternoon. The store graciously provided apple cider and apple / pumpkin donut holes to celebrate the season's changing to fall. We had several plug-ins on display including a Ford Focus Electric, two Leafs, a new Model S, Ford C-Max Energi and a E-Golf. Special mention to Lindsey and his Gen 1 Prius, the first one sold in Connecticut! Several shoppers stopped by to learn about plug-ins and State Representative Mary Mushinsky joined us to discuss EVs/ PHEVs.

photo by: Dave Oliveria
Andy's Ford Focus Electric is in the forefront and he is talking with State Rep Mary Mashinsky. Dave's Leaf, Ron's Tesla Model S, and Scott's EVs are next in the line up.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Come join us at Stop & Shop in Wallingford on Saturday, September 17th, for an afternoon Electric Vehicle (EV) Tailgate Party!


Stop & Shop  has graciously let us use their parking lot near their two new EV Charging stations.  And they are also hosting the event with afternoon refreshments 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 count for food on hand for you!). 

Directions to Stop & Shop, Wallingford; From I-91 in Meridan, S to US-5 S/N Colony Rd in Wallingford. Take exit 66 from CT-15 S/Wilbur Cross Pkwy.  Turn Left at light and continue under overpass.  Stop & Shop is on the left.  Follow white NDEW lawn signs to our event!  Reserved parking for EV/Plug-in EV owners.  Look for our green and white NDEW sign!


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 29 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model S 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
7 Models 8

Registered attendees report 80,488 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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All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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