National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
New Britain, CT
Sep 13, 2017

Day: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 5pm to 7pm
Location: Central Connecticut State University (CCSU)
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06053
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

This is our SIXTH consecutive EVent at the CCSU campus and it was Connecticut's first site in 2012! Working with Prof Button of CCSU, we reserved parking spots near the two level 2 chargers behind the student center. The afternoon of the event, we set up the signs, information table, tent, and then EVs/ PHEVs started arriving! Timing was perfect as some students were finishing classes while others were heading off to class. Lots of inquisitive minds asking good questions about what it's like to own a plug-in.

photo by: Dave Oliveria
This is a view from the road to the campus where we had the tent set up and plug-ins at the charger stations and along the left row of parking spaces. Great location for our NDEW event!

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Join us in New Britain to celebrate Drive Electric Week

Please note the date has changed for this event. Mark your calendars!

Come join us at the CCSU charging stations (parking lot behind Student Center) on Wednesday, September 13, for our fifth gathering and reunion!

Have an Electric Vehicle (or Plug-in)?  Bring your EV/Plug-In to the event to show it off and answer questions.  The charging station will be available to recharge while you're there!

Want to learn more about owning an EV/Plug-In?  Come visit and ask real owners about their experiences.  

In all cases, we encourage you to register to attend to help us better plan the event.

We plan to meet from 5pm to 7pm

Directions to CCSU; On Route 9 North, take exit 29 and through the light at end of ramp.  Drive approx. 1/4 mile and take 2nd traffic light left onto Ella Grasso Blvd.  Continue to back entrance to Student Center and Charging Stations and follow signs.

On Route 9 South, take exit 29 and right at end of ramp onto Ella Grasso Blvd.  Continue to back entrance to Student Center and Charging Stations and follow signs.  Two Level 2 chargers, one Level 3 (may be working).


NEEAA is involved with other sites across New England. 

Plug In America Public Service Announcements - Here are some fun videos promoting EVs, brought to you as a public service by Plug In America. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 40 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 4
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Tesla Model S 2
BMW i3 REx 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
8 Models 13

Registered attendees report 342,805 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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