National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Hilo, HI
Sep 17, 2016

Day: Saturday, September 17, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10AM-12NOON
Location: Parking lot north of WikiFresh and KWXX Broadcasting
1145 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

On September 17, 2016, our association held a 2-hour event at the WikiFresh in Hilo. We had about 50 people attend the event.

We had participation from many of our members, representatives from several companies, and (importantly) people who were genuinely interested in electric car ownership, charging stations, and features and functions of various EVs. Our guests had many questions addressed and walked away with many informational brochures.

We even had the pleasure of meeting a Plug In America founder, Mike Kane! He was accompanied by Cathy Lam (a founder of, an international organization that promotes sustainability). 

We had a good showing of EVs at our event.
▪ 4 Nissan LEAF
▪ 4 Chevy Volt
▪ 2 Tesla Model S
▪ 1 Tesla Model X
▪ 1 Kia Soul
▪ 1 electric motorcycle

Among the companies that joined us:
▪ Kama’aina Nissan (with a Nissan LEAF)
▪ Aloha Kia (with a Soul EV)
▪ Provision Solar
▪ Rising Sun Solar
▪ 5th Dimension Designs, LLC

photo by: Noel Morin
Chevy Volt, Nissan LEAF, Kia Soul, Tesla Model S

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Join the Big Island EV Association for Drive Electric Week in Hilo!

This event will offer the opportunity to learn about EVs from actual owners. You'll hear about the benefits of EV ownership, and even experience the smooth and quiet rides that can only be had in these next-generation vehicles.

We'll have the Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model X and Model S, Chevy Volt, and Kia Soul on display and have invited dealer representatives to participate.

Drive Electric Week is organized nationally by Plug In America, Sierra Club, and Electric Auto Association.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 12 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 3
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Tesla Model X 1
3 Models 5

Registered attendees report 69,939 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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