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Whether you already own an electric car, truck, bike, or motorcycle — or are curious about electric vehicles, joining Drive Electric Dayton is the right move for you.

You’ll be invited to special, members-only events, including EV test drives. You’ll gain access to the unique insights about mobility electrification in Dayton and the surrounding Miami Valley in southwest Ohio. 


You automatically become a member of the Electric Vehicle Association.

It’s North America’s leading nonprofit group focused on accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles. 

EVA supports more than 100 chapters, such as Drive Electric Dayton, whose volunteers help educate their communities about the many benefits of driving an EV and the electrification of public and private fleets. 

Discover all of the advantages of your membership in Drive Electric Dayton combined with the Electric Vehicle Association.


$55 a year

Includes an individual membership in Drive Electric Dayton and the Electric Vehicle Association:

  • Members can advertise their personal EV for sale on our website,

  • Reserve a time to test ride or test drive new EVs at DED events when available from manufacturers and/or dealers (Must be a licensed driver with proof of insurance for test drives).

  • Bonus: Drive Electric Dayton membership sticker for your EV. 


$100 a year

Includes all benefits of the Regular (individual) membership plus:

  • 1 additional family member


$200 a year

Includes all benefits in Regular (individual) and Charged Up (2 people) levels plus:

  • Membership includes 3 people (you plus two additional family members).

  • Bonus: Electric Vehicle Association polo shirt.


$350 a year

Includes all benefits of the Regular, Charged Up and Supercharged levels for you plus:

  • Membership includes 4 people (you plus three additional family members).

  • Bonus: Electric Vehicle Association polo shirt.


$25 a year

Includes all benefits of the Regular (individual) membership for young adults ages 18-21:

  • Must be a licensed driver with proof of insurance for test drives.
  • Bonus: Drive Electric Dayton membership sticker for your EV.



Not ready to become a paid member? No problem. Become a friend of Drive Electric Dayton.

  • We’ll add you to our email list so you’ll be notified about upcoming events in Dayton and nearby communities in southwest Ohio.
  • You’re more than welcome to visit with us around town at festivals and parades; you’ll be able to go for a ride when our members’ EVs are available.

Your benefits and Perks

Join Drive Electric Dayton and the Electric Vehicle Association and you also receive:

Special Offers from Our Partners

A paid membership in Drive Electric Dayton enables you to take advantage of special offers and discounts available from our partners such as:

    • 10% discount on electric car and truck rentals from EVentures Rentals in Dayton – plus free charging during your rental period.
    • 25% discount on car detailing services from TK Auto Detailers in Centerville – plus $200 off a ceramic coating of your EV.
    • $200 discount on a monthly electric car subscription from Motor, now located in downtown Dayton. 
    • 10% discount on all photography services from Butterfly Effect Photography such as weddings, senior and family portraits, corporate events and business headshots.

Note: Paid members receive a Drive Electric Dayton membership card needed to redeem these offers from our partners.

Low-interest loans

EVA has partnered with a credit union to offer members low-interest loans on electric vehicles, solar power systems, and electric bikes.

Test drives

Our events offer the chance to test drive EVs, and for many people, it’s their first time behind the wheel. Members will get special access for test drives or rides before we make the EVs available to the public.

Funding for Drive Electric Dayton

Your membership fees help Drive Electric Dayton by taking the administrative burden off of our volunteer organizers — like test drive insurance and non-profit, tax-deductible status.

Your support as a paid member enables Drive Electric Dayton to continue to do what we do best — educate people like you about the benefits of driving on clean and efficient electrical energy!

Volunteer opportunities

Networking with EV enthusiasts at events is just one of the many benefits of becoming a member. Join one of the EVA committees to use your skills to make an impact.

Training and resources

EVA offers ongoing virtual meetings, resources and more, including an EV Educate Certificate Program and EV blog.

Business partnerships

Business members of the Electric Vehicle Association are featured in the EVA blog and newsletter that is sent to more than 25,000 EVA members each month, as well as shared by EVA chapters to each of their local networks. 

Drive Electric Dayton offers a separate local business partnership program.

Your Membership Matters

We’ll bring you the latest information to help local businesses and governments build out charging infrastructure for their fleets, customers and the public. 

Through our affiliation with Drive Electric Ohio and the Electric Vehicle Association, we connect you to everything you need to know about EVs.

Your contribution as a paid member makes Drive Electric Dayton go. 

The membership fee you pay funds the consumer information and marketing materials (including this website) that enable our volunteers to contact and communicate with people interested in learning more about electric vehicles.

We can’t do this without your financial support.