Register a National Drive Electric Week Event You Are Organizing
Use this form to offer to plan and organize a 2018 National Drive Electric Week event.
To offer to help the event organizers for an existing event, use the Help With An Existing Event form.
Purpose The purpose of National Drive Electric Week is to promote the
widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles by organizing events where owners
interact with the public to explain the many advantages of driving electric. All
participating events must have three critical elements:
1. owners of plug-in vehicles interested in sharing their experience
2. a variety of plug-in vehicles on display with no restrictions on automaker
3. open to the public.
Dates To be considered a part of National Drive Electric Week, an event must be held on
one or more days between September 8th and 16th, 2018. We appreciate and encourage
events held other times of the year but those events will not be supported as part of
National Drive Electric Week.
Title The event title used in promotional materials must include Drive Electric Week, National Drive Electric
Week, or International Drive Electric Week.
Promotion All promotional materials (press releases, posters, flyers, etc.) must note that
"National Drive Electric Week is presented by
Plug In America,
and Electric Auto Association"
and recognize Platinum Sponsors
e.g. "Nissan LEAF® is the Exclusive Automotive Sponsor" as in the
NDEW Group Logo. Web links and organization logos
should be included when appropriate, following the
logo usage requirements.
Sponsors All local event sponsors must meet the above promotion requirements.
It is the organizer’s responsibility to ensure that sponsors and partners also meet
these requirements with their communications and promotion of the event. Information
for sponsors is available on the sponsorship page.
Ride & Drives The most effective way to convince people that plug-in vehicles
are a viable alternative to gas cars is to let them experience driving electric.
Events should make every effort to provide test rides/drives. We prefer this be done
by owners, but dealer-operated test drives are also acceptable.
Eligible Vehicles Only plug-in electric vehicles may be featured at National
Drive Electric Week events. Emphasis should be given to freeway-capable production vehicles
although others may be included. Other alternative fuel vehicles may play an important role
in our future, but they are not part of National Drive Electric Week. Excluded vehicle
types include conventional, hybrid, natural gas (CNG), propane, and hydrogen vehicles,
which have no capability for charging a traction battery from grid electricity.
Event Funding Local organizers are solely responsible for any costs arising from
their local event. The national organizers are not responsible for funding local events.
Attendee Registration The driveelectricweek.org event site provides for attendee
registration. No other registration method can be required or promoted on the
driveelectricweek.org web site. Organizers are allowed to ask registered attendees for
more information and can use other methods for promoting their event, e.g., Facebook
events, Meetup.com, EventBrite, etc, but should still encourage all attendees to register
via the driveelectricweek.org site.
Services Provided Events which meet the requirements get an event page on the
driveelectricweek.org web site, which includes tools for promoting the event, registering
attendees, and collecting information from owners offering to show their vehicles and
answer questions. The national organizers provide training and information on event
planning, and promote attendance and awareness at the national level through traditional
and social media.
See the Resources page for more information on
what we provide.
Event and city captain selection is at the sole discretion of the the National Drive Electric Week organizing committee.
For questions about this agreement, contact:
[events-2018 at driveelectricweek dot org].
Use this form to offer to volunter for an event to help either with the
plannning prior to the event or helping on the day of.
If you are an EV owner and just want to help answer questions at the event,
you can simply use the Register button on the event page and don't have to set
up an account.