National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Somers, CT
Sep 17, 2016

Day: Saturday, September 17, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9am - 2pm
Location: Somers Four Fair Parade and Rally
265 Field Road
Somers, CT 06071
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

We had a blast participating in the Somers Four Town Fair Parade and electric vehicle rally. Participating in this multi-town event enabled us raise awareness of electric vehicles to large number of people from Somers, Enfield, East Windsor, Stafford and surrounding areas in Connecticut as well as people from East Longmeadow and surrounding areas in Massachusetts. The First Selectman (or mayor) from Somers signed and presented us with her proclamation declaring September 10th - 18th as National Drive Week in Somers. After the parade we met up at our rally site where drivers of the following cars were present and gave ride and drives: Chevy Volt (3), Tesla Model S (1), Volkswagen e-Golf (1), Kia Soul Electric (1), Mitsubishi i-MiEV (2), BMW i3 (1).

photo by: Sean Kennedy
Participants of the Somers Drive Electric Event prior to the parade.

Event Description


About Our Event

We so so excited! After our successful dedication of Somers’ first public electric vehicle charging stations, we are pleased to host the National Drive Electric Week in Somers. This year’s showcase has two ways to participate. An electric car showcase in the Four Town Fair Parade and a Electric Vehicle Rally along the parade route, near the Four Town Fairgrounds.

We encourage everyone to sign up regardless if you are bringing a plug-in vehicle, participating the parade or simply interested in electric vehicles. Don’t miss this opportunity to get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle from Chevrolet, Ford, Nissan, and Volkswagen to see just how fun, fast, and quiet they really are. Before you shop for a new or used car talk to the owners of plug-in vehicles.

Event Schedule

There are two ways to participate in this year's National Drive Electric event in Somers:

Somers Four Town Fair Parade

We will be showcasing our EV’s in the Somers Four Town Fair Parade which attracts more than one-thousand spectators from Somers, Ellington, East Windsor, Enfield and surrounding areas. We will have parade marchers who will be passing out goodies with QR codes that direct folks to resources on Electric Vehicles. If you wish to have your vehicle present in the parade, please contact us by clicking this link and indicate you would like to participate in the parade portion of our event. All parade participants will receive free admission into the Four Town Fair. Be sure to get your hand stamped by a parade offical prior to the start of the parade. Click on the map below for route information.   

Electric Vehicle Rally

We will also feature an Electric Vehicle Rally featuring a number of electric vehicles to test drive from dealers such as Central Chevrolet of Springfield, MA, Decormier as well as private owners. Representatives from Solar City will also be available where you can find out more about clean ways to charge your vehicle and power your home or business.

parade route

Fair Parade 3 Hours

  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am - Parade Load-In

    As of Sunday, September 11th, parade officials indicate that  EV parade participants should meet in the rear parking lot of the Somers Congregational Church located at: 599 Main St, Somers, CT no later then 9:00AM

  • 10:00 am - Parade Launch

    The parade starts at the intersection of Main St. (Rt. 190) and South Rd proceeds down Field Road to the Four Town Fairgrounds.

  • 11:00 am - EV Rally Load-In

    EV Rally participants split from the parade and join the EV rally located at 265 Field Road in Somers, CT which is located a short distance from the fairgrounds.

Electric Vehicle Rally 4 Hours

  • 8:00 am - 9:30 am - EV Rally Setup

    Those EV drivers not particpating in the Four Town Parade portion of the event are welcome to join those directly at our the Rally in the Conval parking lot at 265 Field Road Somers, CT.

  • 11:00 am - EV Rally Begins

    Parade participants arrive at the rally site.Ride and drives will be offered during this time.

  • 2:00 pm - EV Rally Concludes

    .Participants are welcome to stay and enjoy the Four Town Fair. Remember parade participants receive free admission to the fair.

To RSVP use the "Register" button above.

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Registered Attendees

There are currently 34 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 4
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 2
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Tesla Model S 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
7 Models 11

Registered attendees report 131,275 electric miles driven.

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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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