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2018 National Drive Electric Week Recap

NDEW 2018 was a great success! We kicked off the event at 10 am with City Councilwoman Mindy Gibson reading the proclamation signed by the Mayor Frank Cantino. Over 50 EVs of 14 unique models were on display, including electric conversions, plug-in hybrids, and all-electric vehicles. We had the NASA Lunar Rover on display to remind everyone that it was also an electric vehicle. Everyone appreciated the food trucks and the raffle prizes donated by the exhibitors. The weather was perfect if not a tad hot. We had plenty of pop up tents for everyone to hide from the sun while talking about EVs.

Special thanks to the City of Satellite Beach for hosting the event with us at the Schechter Center and of course the national sponsors Plug In America, Sierra Club, Electric Auto Association, and Nissan.

We would like to recognize and thank Boy Scouts Troop 772 who helped with the set-up and also our student volunteers who ran the registration tent.

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This year’s exhibitors included: (in alphabetical order)
BMW of Melbourne
Brevard Solar
Citizens Climate Lobby
Coastal Mitsubishi
Dusty Joe’s Smokin Eats
League of Women Voters
Nissan of Melbourne
Pipistrel Electric
Porsche of Melbourne
Rethink Energy
Satellite Beach Sustainability Department
Solar Energy Systems
Speedie Weenie
Tesla Orlando
Udder Delights

April Monthly Meetup Recap


This month’s meet up took place at Squid Lips, next door to the Eau Gallie Public library, where there are 2 charging spaces.  We had a great turnout! A new member joined the group with his Zero motorcycle and an existing member brought her new Tesla Model 3. We had a wonderful time discussing topics like the Green Grand Prixbattery-powered airplanes,  workplace charging, and current events related to self-driving vehicles.

April will be a busy month. Checkout the Upcoming Events page for more details on the following events.

  • April 14: Cape Canaveral Founders’ Day
  • April 17-18: Kennedy Space Center Earth Day
  • April 20: Satellite Beach Earth Day
  • April 21: Earth Day at the Enchanted Forest

Stay tuned as we add more events to the calendar and provide more information on this year’s National Drive Electric Week.