National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Overland Park, KS
Sep 12, 2016

Day: Monday, September 12, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9am - 5pm
Location: Black & Veatch
11401 Lamar Ave
Overland Park, KS 66211
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Event Report

This was a workplace charging event that was promoted heavily to employees of Black & Veatch, which has 41 charging ports on its Overland Park campus, but it was also made available to visitors and to employees of other area businesses. It was supported by Kansas City Regional Clean Cities and KCP&Ls Clean Charge Network. The prime attraction was ride & drives in BMW's i8, as well as the also popular i3 BEV, 5-series PHEV SUV and the brand-new 7-series and 3-series PHEV sedans. Participating dealerships from Nissan and Chevrolet offered rides in the new Leaf and Volt models, while Ford and Tesla BEV models were also on display. Prior to event kick-off more than 60 people had pre-registered for the opportunity to drive a BMW, and final tallies of all the ride & drives have not yet come in.

photo by: Peter Loftspring
Kelly Gilbert, Clean Cities coordinator, talks with BMW associates while a line of people wait to drive their EV of choice. Visible are the BMW i8, BMW x5 PHEV and the brand-new BMW 3-series PHEV. The BMW 7-series PHEV and i3 BEV are out on test drives, along with the Nissan Leaf.

Event Description


Join Black & Veatch for an EV ride and drive, featuring the BMW PEV series and other EV models. Visit with Kansas City Regional Clean Cities to learn about all available PEV models, installing a home charging unit, where to charge your new EV using KCP&L's public Clean Charge Network, and have fun!

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Vehicle Association
Sierra Club

Bronze Level Sponsor

All NDEW 2023 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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