National Drive Electric Week

September 9 - 17, 2017

Fellow enthusiasts and interested parties, 

Northern Nevada is in a unique position to be at the forefront of the Electric Vehicle revolution. As EV enthusiasts we can make a difference in accelerating public education, encouraging sensible legislation, and providing feedback for proper deployment of a multilayered charger network.

It's once again time to get out and show our support for an electric transportation system that can work for everybody.

National Drive Electric Week, September 9-17, 2017, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Are you considering going electric? Come talk to owners who have successfully done so.

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1980 Lakeside Drive, Reno, NV

The Pavillion  (On the west side of the lake) offers tables, BBQs, with nearby kids playground and restroom. Bring drinks and a picnic lunch.



The Reno chapter of the Electric Auto Association (EAA), in association with Plug In America and the Toiyabe Chapter of the Sierra Club will be hosting an event on Sunday, September 17th, at the Pavillion on the west side of Virginia Lake Park, 1980 Lakeside Drive, Reno, Nevada. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. and wrapping at 2:00 p.m., we will have a diverse collection of electric vehicles on display. The public will be able to engage with EV owner/drivers, and find out how an electric vehicle can work for the average person to keep our air cleaner, reduce carbon emissions and mitigate global climate change, and reduce the overall costs of family transportation.

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NDEW 2016

Plenty of electric vehicles to drool over


The public will also be able to find out more about how rooftop solar can help charge their EVs, while keeping family utility costs down. We also expect members of the Reno City Council to attend.

As the event is being held at Virginia Lake Park, we encourage attendees to bring a picnic lunch, and stay awhile to visit, get a little exercise and enjoy the last days of summer. Public BBQ grills are available.


Cynthia Ryan, Committee Chair