National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
West Des Moines, IA
Sep 14, 2017

Day: Thursday, September 14, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 4:00 - 8:00
Location: Valley Junction Farmer's Market
300 5th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

Leading up to the event we were able to arrange for 2 radio interviews for promotion. Everything else was done via social media (mostly Facebook).
We were able to get the West Des Moines mayor to sign a watered down proclamation, but no one from city government attended.
We visited every dealership in town. In the end 2 dealerships brought 1 car each. (BMW 5 series hybrid and a Bolt)
One solar installer attended. BTW there is a conflict with NDEW and the solar industry. An international solar installers convention was in Vegas from Sunday through Wednesday.

photo by: Michael Arkwright - City Captain - Weswt Des Moines
Leaf, Tesla Model S, Volt, i3, Tesla Model X, Audi eTron, Chevy Spark, Ford CMax, Zero motorcycle

Event Description


Last year, we had owner cars and dealer cars. Two dealers gave rides.  MidAmerican Energy brought one of their plug-in service trucks and ISU brought their PrISUm solar car.  We hope to have them all again and add anyone else we can think of.
Last year we had an entire city block at our disposal (Elm to Walnut) and we are requesting the same arrangements this year.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 48 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 6
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 4
Chevrolet Volt 3
Ford C-MAX Energi 2
Audi A3 e-tron 1
BMW i3 1
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Tesla Model X 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
10 Models 21

Registered attendees report 486,877 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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