National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) is in less than two weeks! This year, many NDEW events have shifted to an online format. Some events will have special guests like TV personalities Bill Nye and Jay Leno, race car driver and environmental activist Leilani Münter, and NPR host Peter Sagal. Below are some of the most noteworthy events, but you can view all of the 100+ online events on DriveElectricWeek.org
National Drive Electric Week Kick-off Event
September 24, 2020
Please join the National Drive Electric Week national organizers, Plug In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association as we celebrate the 10th year of this national EV campaign. Special guests include TV personality Bill Nye, race car driver and environmental activist Leilani Münter, and NPR host Peter Sagal.
National Drive Electric Week – Fairfield, CT
September 26-October 02, 2020
This event will include a showcase of new EV models, informational articles and videos, and testimonials from EV owners. Comedian and former Tonight Show host Jay Leno will make a special guest appearance, in an extended conversation about EVs with Fairfield-based automotive writer and SFTF member Jim Motavalli.
National Drive Electric Week – Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
September 26-October 04, 2020
In part one, you will hear from a few of Plug In America founders, race car driver Leilani Münter, Dr. Shelley Francis of EVHybridNoire, and others. In addition, see an artistic Tesla Cybertruck created out of recycled plastic! In part two, there will be a historic, first-time discussion, “Birth of the EV Movement–And Where We Must Go Now,” reuniting Chris Paine, director of “Who Killed the Electric Car?”; Chelsea Sexton, the documentary’s main figure and one of the world’s top EV experts; and other early activists. Dan Neil, the Wall Street Journal’s Pulitzer Prize-winning auto columnist, will moderate.
Find Your Perfect Match: EV Speed Dating
September 27, 2020
Looking for your perfect EV match? During the registration process, you will select 3 EVs you want to learn more about. Then during the event, you’ll then be paired with EV owners who can answer your specific questions!
National Drive Electric Week – EV Battery Recycling/Reuse
October 02, 2020
Learn how EV batteries are recycled and reused at the end of their life. We’ll be joined by lithium-ion battery recycling company American Manganese Inc. and ReCell Center, a national collaboration of industry, academia, and national laboratories working together to advance recycling technologies.
National Drive Electric Week – Santa Cruz County, CA Central Coast
October 03, 2020
This event will focus on the integration of EVs with solar, batteries and the grid for home, and local grid resilience. There will be a live demo of how to power the home with Vehicle 2 Home (V2H) technology using his Chevy Bolt by long time EV expert and advocate Will Beckett.
These are a small sample of the dozens of NDEW events. Check out all of the other amazing events on DriveElectricWeek.org!