National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Poughkeepsie, NY
Sep 17, 2017

Day: Sunday, September 17, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: Noon - 3pm
Location: Marist College, Sheahan Parking Lot in front of McCann Center
Champagnat Way
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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Event Report

Poughkeepsie NY's Drive Electric Event was a great time! We held it at Marist college along the Hudson River and since we weren't allowed to give test drives we compensated by having lots of great scheduled talks. Seth Weintraub from led us off with a talk about how to talk to the public about EVs. This was followed by an hour of talks by government officials from the towns of Red Hook and Rhinebeck about rebates available to New York communities for installing charging stations. The last hour was jam packed - an introduction to EVs course, a recap of a tour of the Tesla factory and a panel discussion talking about the future of electric cars.

Throughout the talks over 25 owners showed off their cars to the many students and visitors that came by. The Model X was a big hit with the college kids, some of whom had come on assignment from their classes. So, all in all a beautiful day in the hudson valley and hopefully lots of future EV drivers as well!

photo by: Hudson Valley Electric Vehicle Owners Group
Nobody is discernible. There are a few Tesla Model X & Model S's, as well as a few Bolts, a handful of Volts, a gaggle of LEAFs and two Prius plugins.

Event Description


All attendees and volunteers are required to wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all National Drive Electric Week 2021 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.

4th Annual Drive Electric Poughkeepsie

Sunday September 17th, Noon - 3pm


Our 2017 Drive Electric Week event will be held at MARIST COLLEGE in Poughkeepsie, in the Sheahan parking lot, in front of the McCann Arena.
Enter Marist via the South entrance, closest to the Mid-Hudson Bridge and make your first left into the parking lot.

Come learn about how exciting and convenient it is to drive electric at this free event. Sign up today!  More details after the image below:

Schedule of Events for Sunday September 17th:
Noon:       Start of EV Showcase. See every Electric Car on the market in one place! Continues thru 3pm
12:30pm: How to be an EVangelist with Seth Weintraub, founder of
1:00pm:   Government Incentives for Local Communities with Red Hook Supervisor Robert McKeon
2:00pm:   Into to EVs Presentation.  Learn about charging, driving and cost of ownership from a current EV driver
2:15pm:  Inside the Tesla Factory - Ed Olulenu talks about his inside tour of Tesla's Fremont factory
2:30pm:   Panel Discussion: The future of Electric Vehicles & Batteries. Speakers TBD

Come find out why this is the perfect time to stop paying attention to rising gas prices and drive on 100% American energy.
You'll also find more details about:
  • How to receive tax credits that can push the price of a brand new EV under $20,000
  • What it's like to charge at home and on the road
  • The number one worry of potential buyers - An honest look into "range anxiety"
  • Real information from local drivers.. no dealers will be at the event

Please also join our Hudson Valley EV Facebook Group.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 137 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 8
Tesla Model S 6
Chevrolet Bolt 5
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 5
Toyota Prius Prime 3
Honda Fit EV 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Tesla Model X 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
9 Models 31

Registered attendees report 424,159 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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All NDEW 2021 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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