National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Columbus State Community College
Columbus State Community College, OH
Sep 17, 2017

Day: Sunday, September 17, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11 AM - 3 PM
Location: Columbus State Community College
440 E Long St
CSCC, Lot 12-S
Columbus State Community College, OH 43215
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

In Columbus 2017, a four hour long Drive & Ride event was held on the campus of Columbus State Community College, lead by Clean Fuels Ohio, and assisted by these five Columbus organizations and EV advocates:

September 17 Highlights:
Informative tours by the Columbus State AUTO Technology Lab and educational program. The school offers certificates in Automotive Vehicles repairs, including EVs.

The Electrical Trades Center of Central Ohio & IBEW, installed on site an Alternative Demonstrator (G-PAD), at no cost. It allowed solar energy to provide power for a DJ, and to educate the public, drivers and spectators about their training and employment programs.

Orbit City Electric Bikes provided many unusual and electric assist bikes for test rides. Orbit owner Tom Bennett shared that he conducted over 40 test rides - more than any other event!

The Ohio Sustainability Business Council and Design Energy talked about solar, charging stations and other EV and sustainability issues.

EV Owners were pleased that the folks that visited came specifically to learn and chat about EV vehicles. They also appreciated having music, a food truck, with plenty of chairs and tables, as the festive atmosphere led people to hang around for hours.

photo by: Lynn Stan
A wide view of the parking lot filled with EV vehicles.

Event Description


Join us for a ride and drive of electric cars at Columbus State Community College. Register by clicking the blue button at the top of this page, and be entered to win a chance at a $250 gift card.

Clean Fuels Ohio, Ohio Sustainable Business Council, and Columbus State Community College are partnering for a Midwest EVOLVE ride and drive event at CSCC on Sunday September 17th. This event will also highlight the new Alternative Energy Automotive Technicians Pathway degree program at Columbus State. Come learn more about alternative fuels, take a test drive in an electric vehicle, and take a tour of the CSCC automotive lab!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 89 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 5
Tesla Model S 5
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
BMW i3 1
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Tesla Model X 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
10 Models 19

Registered attendees report 392,137 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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