A Selection of NDEW Events in CT
National Drive Electric Week is soon to be in full swing with a range of events throughout the state. This is in marked contrast to last year when the pre-vaccination pandemic had a chilling effect. To be sure, pandemic restrictions are in place, but with events being out of doors, a relatively high vaccination rate in CT, and masking and social distancing requirements in place, it looks to be an active, but safe, time to resume (semi) in-person EVangelizing.
EV owners requested to showcase their vehicles at all of these shows. All events are free unless otherwise noted.
The home page for National Drive Electric Week is https://driveelectricweek.org/index
You can enter a city or zip code to find events near you. Most organizers are glad to welcome more EV owners.
Westport/Fairfield – Green Wheels EV Parade and Showcase
Oct 2, 2021 10 AM – 2 PM
There will be an EV parade beginning at the Westport Metro North Train Station and ending at the Bob’s Plaza Lot 889 Post Road, Fairfield, CT. This is similar to the parade that was held last year. However, unlike last year, there will be an EV showcase at the terminus.
This event is produced by the Sustainable Fairfield Task Force and the EV Club of CT.
This is where to register.
East Hampton – Portland EV Showcase
September 25, 2021 12 PM – 3 PM
Rain Date September 26, 2021
East Hampton High School
15 North Maple Street East Hampton, CT
The East Hampton and Portland Clean Energy Task Forces are organizing the Third Annual “Electric Car Show 2021” on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the East Hampton High School at 15 North Maple St. from 12 noon to 3 pm (Rain Date is Sunday, September 26th). The show is part of the National Drive Electric Week program. Come join them as they showcase electric, hybrid, and alternative fuel cars from private owners and various dealerships.
Willimantic EV Ride and Drive
The New England Electric Auto Association will be hosting an electric car ride and drive event at Jillson Square Park in Willimantic Connecticut on Sunday, September 26th from 12:30 to 5 pm. Several dealers along with actual EV owners will be present for test drives. A solar installer will also be present. This is a great opportunity to test out an electric vehicle in a friendly, no-pressure environment. Please go to www.neeaa.org for more information. Dinner at a nearby restaurant after the event.
Event Page: https://driveelectricweek.org/event?eventid=2877
Middletown EV Ride and Drive
The New England Electric Auto Association is hosting an electric car show and ride and drive event on Sunday, October 3rd from 1-5 pm at Harbor Park in Middletown Connecticut. Several dealers will be present for test drives. A solar installer will also be present. This is a great opportunity to see an electric vehicle in a friendly, non-sales environment. Dinner afterward at a nearby restaurant.
Harbor Park – Harbor Dr, Middletown, CT 06457
Event Page: https://driveelectricweek.org/event?eventid=2904