Join National Grid to Celebrate National Drive Electric Week

The company is supporting events in New England and New York
Sep 8, 2016 8:05 AM ET
Press Release

WALTHAM, MA., September 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Do you own an electric vehicle, or are you considering the benefits of driving an environmentally-friendly vehicle with overall lower fuel costs and fewer maintenance requirements? If so, consider joining National Grid to celebrate National Drive Electric Week.

National Grid will be supporting events in Worcester, MA, Albany, NY, Syracuse, NY, and Cranston, RI, as part of a nationwide celebration of plug-in vehicles from Sept. 10-18th. The events will also offer the company a chance to introduce customers to members of the New Energy Solutions (NES) team, National Grid’s new group focused on delivering our Connect21 vision of better serving the innovation and customer demands of the 21st century.

“These events are great opportunities to get the scoop on the latest the electric vehicle market has to offer,” said Karsten Barde, leader of NES’s electric transportation strategy. “Customers will not only have the opportunity to further educate themselves with EV’s in an-up-close-and-personal way, but also learn more about the sustainability advantages, potential cost savings, and incentives available at both the state and federal level.”

National Grid has installed 160 public charging stations across our footprint in New England and New York. The stations can be found on and other mobile charging apps. To date, more than 3,000 drivers have used these stations at convenient locations including restaurants, shopping centers, in municipalities, and on university campuses. 

We’ll bring one of our  plug-in hybrid-electric fleet cars – the  Ford Fusion Energi – to the events, which will feature EVs from top automakers. Whether you’re already an EV driver, or just curious to find out more, stop by and say hello!

Dates and Locations:

National Drive Electric Week is presented by Plug In America, Sierra Club, and Electric Auto Association. Advance registration is requested. A full list of events is here:


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