National Drive Electric Week
Sep 17, 2017
|Sunday, September 17, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
|Noon to 4 pm
|City Parking Lot
2115 Central Street
at Stewart Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
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.
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
There are currently 148 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)
|Tesla Model S
|Smart fortwo electric drive
|Tesla Model X
|BMW i3 REx
|Ford C-MAX Energi
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)
|Toyota Prius Prime
Registered attendees report 550,415 electric miles driven.