National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Evanston, IL
Sep 17, 2017

Day: Sunday, September 17, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Location: City Parking Lot
2115 Central Street
at Stewart Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

The City of Evanston participated and the mayor stopped by to issue a proclamation that this was "Drive Electric Week" in Evanston. Compared to last year the number of EV participants more than doubled with more than triple the number of oil-free miles driven. 12 different EV models showed up. Our event parking lot was full - we had to cut off EV registration. We'll look for a bigger venue for 2018. I think we can double and triple participation again next year. In that regard it's VERY important that the Nissan LEAF is no longer given the exclusive auto sponsorship of NDEW. There are too many makers of EV's now - they all deserve equal footing in sponsorship opportunities. Make this a big tent event. NDEW banners should be hanging in Chevy, Ford, BMW, Hyundai, etc... dealerships next summer and they won't if they say the Nissan LEAF is the exclusive auto sponsor. Grow this event and keep the momentum going. FYI: I owned a LEAF for 4 years and 42,000 miles and loved it.

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Event Description


ATTENDEE Registration is OPEN - EV Registration is CLOSED (full lot)   

Curious about electric vehicles (EVs) and want to learn more? Register to attend this FREE and informative event. EV owners will show you their vehicles, share personal driving experience and answer your questions. BMW, Chevy, Ford, Nissan and Tesla owners will take you for a ride-and-drive. Great Harvest Bread (across the street) has a FREE cookie for everyone that takes a test drive. 

 Mayor Hagerty will join us at 12:30 to proclaim September 17 is "Drive Electric Day" in Evanston

EV charging and solar power company reps will answer your questions so you'll be ready to power up your electric car at home or work. EV Owners: register to attend and bring your vehicle. The lot has two free Chargepoint charging stations.

The Autobarn Nissan of Evanston is bringing a new LEAF, Fields BMW is bringing a new i3 and Jennings Chevrolet is bringing a new Bolt 

Electric Car Buyers Guide

We appreciate the support from the City of Evanston and all participating organizations  

Registered Attendees

There are currently 148 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 7
Chevrolet Volt 5
Chevrolet Bolt 3
Tesla Model S 3
BMW i3 2
Smart fortwo electric drive 2
Tesla Model X 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Fiat 500e 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
12 Models 29

Registered attendees report 550,415 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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