National Drive Electric Week

October 17, 2022

What a week it has been! Our team here at Dri­ve Elec­tric Col­orado cel­e­brat­ed Nation­al Dri­ve Elec­tric week (NDEW) from Sep­tem­ber 23 through Octo­ber 2 with some awe­some local events, and we were all so excit­ed to be a part of some­thing big­ger with sim­i­lar events across the country!

NDEW was a great oppor­tu­ni­ty to raise aware­ness of the many ben­e­fits of dri­ving elec­tric and hybrid cars, trucks, motor­cy­cles, and bikes.

We start­ed off the week on 9/24 with an EV show­case and Ride and Dri­ve at the Ener­gy Day STEM event at East High School in Den­ver, CO. There were over 500 peo­ple at this event, and we got to chat with around 130 of them! We gave ride and dri­ves to over twen­ty peo­ple in a Kia EV6 and a Volk­swa­gen ID.4 from our Fea­tured Deal­ers. We even had a crew of high school stu­dents from the event come by and try one out!

An EV show­case at the Ned­er­land Farm­ers mar­ket took place on 9/25 in Ned­er­land, CO, where our awe­some vol­un­teer coach­es assist­ed with anoth­er EV show­case, engag­ing in con­ver­sa­tion, and enjoy­ing the fes­tiv­i­ties and good food of the market.

On Sat­ur­day 10/1, we joined the Cool Sci­ence Fes­ti­val at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Col­orado, Col­orado Springs CO, for fes­tiv­i­ties and an EV show­case. Our coach­es got to talk with many fam­i­lies, and engage kids on con­ver­sa­tions around EVs, how they work, and why they are impor­tant. One of our awe­some coach­es had a sam­ple bat­tery to show the kids what his Tes­la ran on! We also had some trick-or-treat­ing out of the "frunk." Get­ting to see this younger gen­er­a­tion engage with elec­tric vehi­cles, and how excit­ed they were to learn about them was so excit­ing for us too! We engaged with around 200 peo­ple through­out the day.

On Sun­day 10/2, we host­ed Eco­To­ber at Cen­tau­rus High School in Lafayette, CO, which fea­tured over 50 exhibitors, a per­for­mance by local musi­cians Jeff and Paige, hands-on work­shops, and count­less oth­er inter­ac­tive activ­i­ties for the whole fam­i­ly. Along with a Ford F150 Light­ning, Kia EV6, VW ID.4, Tes­la Mod­el X and a Mus­tang Mach‑E, there was 1 of only 3 Riv­ian SUVs on the road! We are so grate­ful to our incred­i­ble vol­un­teers and the deal­er­ships and part­ners who made all of this pos­si­ble. We had over 250 peo­ple stop by our show­case, and loved engag­ing with par­ents, kids, and every­one in between about why switch­ing to an EV is ben­e­fi­cial. This audi­ence was very per­cep­tive to EVs and had a lot of inter­est in the cars, charg­ing, and in e‑bikes as well.

Thanks for com­ing along for the ride this Nation­al Dri­ve Elec­tric week! Check out our oth­er upcom­ing events on our web­site here and pass us along as a resource for all things EV to your friends and fam­i­ly. We are excit­ed for all that is to come and hope that you'll be there with us!

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