National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Issaquah, WA
Sep 17, 2017

Day: Sunday, September 17, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9am - 3pm
Location: Triple X Root Beer Drive-In
98 NE Gilman Blvd
Issaquah, WA 98027
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

The State of Washington was represented in two ways the Govenor signed a proclimation and the project director for the electric highway partnerships attended and also displayed one of the nearly 100 Chevy Bolts that the state has ordered for their fleet use.

The weather was threatening to rain and it did at 2pm or so. This location is known for car shows and does a Sunday car show from early spring until late in the fall. Here is their link

Washington State hels 11 NDEW events this year nearly three times last year as I recall. The Govenor also wants to double the number of EVS in the next few years and is looking for inovative ways to do so like a dealer sales training and bonus program for their EV product specialists.

We did not do onsite test drives or rides howeve did sign up folks who will be called by the dealer for test drives. This is a measure of "conversion" as they say in marketing terms.

Converstion measures The efficacy of marketing, It is measured by the conversion rate, i.e. the number of customers who have completed a transaction divided by the total number of website or marketing event visitors.

photo by: Tom Saxton, Plug In America
The Issaquah National Drive Electric Week event at XXX Root Beer was another big success, attracting over 60 vehicles and 200 attendees.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Washington State is one of the top markets for Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the country! Not only are EVs becoming more popular, but increasingly stylish models are appearing on the market, including, Nissan, Ford, Tesla, Smart, Chevrolet, Toyota, Fiat, Porsche, Honda, Mercedes, Kia, VW, Mitsubishi, BMW, and many others. RSVP to our complimentary registration below and get one FREE raffle ticket with prizes such as manufacturers test drives, Triple X Rootbeer burgers, EV merchandise, local vendor gifts, and more! Have your own Electric Vehicle?  Our Spring Show hosted by the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association will again take place in the Electric Vehicle friendly city of Issaquah, a short drive east of Seattle right off I-90. The location is the historic Triple X Root Beer Drive-In: a monument to the history of motoring and a regional destination famous for its weekly car shows.

Registration is FREE If you want to show your plug-in electric vehicle register now. Space is filling up!

See production and vintage conversion vehicles on display. Talk to owners about their experiences driving electric vehicles. Enjoy music, prizes and our special guests. Come see what is new in the world of electric driving.

Last May we had 59+ electric vehicles on display representing more than 1.5 million oil-free miles! The event also included lots of fun activities such as a scavenger hunt with prizes, three student robotics teams and some great exhibits by Puget Sound Solar, Torklift Central and several other vendors.

Our Special guests represent the breadth of enthusiasts and leaders of the community of drivers, business, and government.

Prior years our VIP guests included Issaquah Mayor Fred Butler, state Representative Chad Magendanz, King County Council Chair Larry Phillips, and Charles Knutson Senior Policy Advisor  Washington State Transportation & Economic Development.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 187 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 12
Tesla Model S 10
EV Conversion 5
Chevrolet Bolt 4
Chevrolet Volt 4
Kia Soul EV 4
Tesla Model X 4
Fiat 500e 3
Other Plug-In Vehicle 3
Tesla Roadster 3
BMW i3 REx 2
Ford Focus Electric 2
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 2
AC Propulsion tzero 1
Brammo 1
CODA Sedan 1
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
21 Models 66

Registered attendees report 1,580,663 electric miles driven.

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