National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Sechelt, BC
Sep 16, 2017

Day: Saturday, September 16, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11:00 to 3:00 pm
Location: Trail Bay Centre, adjacent to the DC Charger
5755 Cowrie Street
Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

Here on the west coast of Canada, the 3rd Annual Sechelt EV Festival was another big success.

While circumstances forced us to abandon our previous waterfront site, the weather was perfect and the new venue (adjacent to our local Farmers Market, a Wood Expo and a local shopping mall, not to mention 4 Level 2 chargers and a DC charger, within a few feet) made this the biggest event ever. All 3 Tesla models attended (the Model 3 doesn't count since they're not in Canada, yet!) We also had the usual strong contingent of Nissan Leafs and SmartEVs with many other new models joining for the first time - 4 Bolts, 2 Fiat 500Es, 2 Kia Souls, e-bikes plus not-for-profit groups promoting EV's.

There are some fun pictures and a short video (thank you, Duane Burnett) available at:

photo by: Duane Burnett
Buddy Boyd, Gibsons Recycling, who with his partner, Barb Hetherington, recently completed a cross Canada trip (and back!) Not only did they do the trip in an EV, they also complted it as a Zero Waste endeavour!) More details on this impressive achievement are available at

Event Description


A new venue for our third annual EV Festival!   Learn about EV's, enjoy the adjacent shopping mall, wander through the very popular Farmers Market and enjoy the late summer in Sechelt!   

EV owners are welcome to drop by - but it would be great if you could let us know in advance that you'll be joining us to display your car and talk to visitors!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 7 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model X 1
Tesla Roadster 1
4 Models 5

Registered attendees report 141,758 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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