Tap into the plug-in experiences of electric vehicle (EV) owners and check out their cars at more than 300 locations in coast-to-coast events during National Drive Electric Week from September 14-22.

To find an event in the U.S. and Canada, search Drive Electric Week using your city or zip code to locate the closest event. Most events are free.

Last year, Plug In America launched the PlugStar EV Shopping Assistant to help consumers learn more about driving electric, find the best EV for their needs and connect with a local dealer in their area.

In the Kansas City area, Evergy (formerly KCP&L) is offering a $3,500 discount off a 2019 Nissan Leaf and a $1,000 discount off a 2019 Chevy Bolt.

There are five Electric Drive Week events in the Kansas City/Lawrence area during the week of September 14-22.

Saturday, September 14

10 – 2 p.m.

HyVee

3504 Clinton Parkway
Lawrence, KS

The Lawrence event is sponsored by Sustainable Action Network and Sierra Club/Wakarusa. Participants include owners of Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, Tesla Model 3, Ford C-MAX Energi, Toyota Prius Prime, electric bicycles and scooters. Learn more at EV.

Sunday, September 15

1 – 6 p.m.

Hyvee Parking Lot

625 W. U.S. Highway 40
Blue Springs, MO

Participants include owners of Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model 3. Learn more at EV.

Tuesday, September 17

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Black & Veatch World Headquarters

11410 Lamar Avenue
Overland Park, KS

Participants include owners of Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Volt, Ford Fusion Energi, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, BMW i3 REx, Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid  and Zero Motorcycle. Learn more at EV.

Wednesday, September 18

4 – 7:30 p.m.

Village Presbyterian Church
6641 Mission Rd
Prairie Village, KS

Participants include owners of Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model S, BMW i3 REx, Ford C-MAX Energi, Ford Fusion Energi, Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid, Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid, Toyota Prius Prime and an EV conversion. A classroom presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Learn more at EV.

Sunday, September 22

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Kansas City’s River Market
20 E. 5th St.
Kansas City, MO

Participants include owners of Chevrolet Volt, and Tesla Model 3. Learn more at EV.

 

Photo: Paul LeBlond