North Texas National Drive Electric Week
From Saturday, September 25 to Sunday, October 3, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)/Dallas Fort Worth Clean Cities (DFWCC) held a full slate of virtual and in-person events in celebration of National Drive Electric Week (NDEW)! The weeklong celebrations included webinars on fleet electrification, adopting EV-charging to make your community a destination point, and the benefits of EV charging at workplaces. Recordings and slide decks from the virtual presentations may be found at DFW Clean Cities Events.
Main Public Event:
October 3: National Drive Electric Week at The REC of Grapevine | 4:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. (CT)
Imagery provided by: Rick Bollar, North Texas Tesla Owners Group
On Sunday, October 3, DFWCC hosted the outdoor public NDEW gathering at the REC of Grapevine! This year’s NDEW event was one of the largest to date, with 771 attendees and 229 EVs registered. This was the first year to have a food truck, as well as an electric school bus to view and walk-through. The North Texas NDEW kicked off at 4 p.m. with a showcase of various models and price points of EVs, including a Lion Electric school bus, and opportunities to visit with EV owners and related technology vendors. DFWCC staff handed out over 300 “rEVolution" NDEW shirts to the over 320 pre-registered attendees who checked-in and 42 attendees who signed up on-site. EV owners were also given a token for free sliders from the food truck thanks to the sponsorships of North Texas Tesla Owners Group and ONCOR. Talented high schoolers from The Winston School came with their solar-powered car. SparkCharge provided free mobile EV charging to vehicles; and ride and drive sponsors, eCarra and iDrive1 Motorcars, gave an estimated 80 test drives or rides. The full list of industry-leading exhibitors is Delivery One, eCarra, Good Faith Energy, iDrive1, Lion Electric, North Texas Electric Auto Association, North Texas Tesla Owners Group, ONCOR, SANAVA LLC, SparkCharge, Wells Fargo, and Winston Solar.
Imagery provided by: NCTCOG
At 6 p.m., raffle prize winners were drawn, and Oncor Electric announced their road rally winners for the drivers who came closest to the designated time. Finally, after 7 p.m. and the sun had faded, DFWCC hosted an outdoor film screening of “Revenge of the Electric Car” for participants on the REC’s turf football field, thanks to sponsorships by the Energy Foundation and North Texas Electric Auto Association (NTEAA). Thank you to eCarra, the Energy Foundation, iDrive1 Motorcars, the North Texas Tesla Owners Group, ONCOR, North Texas Electric Auto Association, and SparkCharge for sponsoring this event!
Imagery provided by: NCTCOG