Test Drive an Electric Vehicle

September 17-18 in Minneapolis or Denver

By: | August 19, 2019

Wondered what driving an electric vehicle feels like? Sign up for a free EV test drive. To support National Drive Electric Week, we are teaming up with auto dealers to give the EV curious a chance to get behind the wheel of a variety of EV models in Denver and Minneapolis.

You can book a test-drive for Tuesday, Sept. 17 or Wednesday, Sept. 18. As part of the celebration, we’re offering test drive attendees a chance to win a $250 VISA® gift card for entering our sweepstakes.*

We are accepting bookings on a first-come, first-served basis. Schedule your test drive today. 

Minneapolis EV test drive

LOCATION           Xcel Energy headquarters, 401 Nicollet Mall alley (no parking available)

DATES                  Tuesday, Sept. 17 or Wednesday, Sept. 18

TIMES                  20-minute test drives between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.


Denver EV test drive

LOCATION           Pepsi Center parking lot at 1000 Chopper Circle

DATES                   Tuesday, Sept. 17 or Wednesday, Sept. 18

TIMES                   20-minute test drives between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.


Not able to make the ride and drive event?

You can visit participating dealerships for a test drive any time through Oct. 31, 2019, and can also enter into our $250 VISA gift card sweepstakes for test driving. Visit these dealerships in your area and ask about the “Xcel Energy Test Drive”.

Minnesota Dealers

Colorado Dealers

Eden Prairie Nissan

Ed Bozarth Chevrolet

White Bear Mitsubishi

Stevinson Imports

Kline Nissan

Boulder Nissan

Eden Prairie Tesla Showroom

Tyan’s Nissan

Audi Minneapolis

AutoNation Chevrolet North

Motorwerks BMW

Jaguar Land Rover Flatirons

Rosedale Chevrolet

Audi Denver

GS Motors


Jaguar Minneapolis


*The winners of four $250 VISA® gift cards will be randomly selected, two in Colorado and two in Minnesota. Click here for full sweepstakes rules.

 Not sure which EV to try?

Our EV Advisor tool can help. Answer a few questions and see which model would be a good fit for you. Visit and click the red button that says “Which EV is right for me?”



A self-professed energy nerd, Paul loves to explore how technology trends are bringing convenience and surprising benefits to our lives.