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National Drive Electric Week 2020

September 26, 2020 - October 4, 2020

National Drive Electric Week, Sep 26-Oct 4, 2020, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Are you considering going electric? Come talk to owners who have successfully done so.

The free, virtual events run throughout National Drive Electric Week (September 26-October 4).

Registration is required and the line up includes:

Have You Tried an E-Bike Yet?
Monday, September 28
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon, e-bike retailers and local e-bike riders to hear about their experience with e-bikes and the benefits of biking electric. Hosted by San Luis Obispo Climate Coalition with support from the Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition and San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District. Learn more and register.

Evie McWheelie Photo Shoot 
Monday, September 28 – October 4
Print, color, and cut out a picture of cartoon EV Evie McWheelie and take a picture of you and your drawing alongside an EV or charging station. Post photos during National Drive Electric Week to Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance’s (VCREA) Facebook page and tag #EvieMcWheelie for a chance to win one of seven giveaways. Hosted by VCREA. Learn more.

Chevy Bolt Virtual Test Drive
Tuesday, September 29
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Bilingual Event
Take a virtual test drive with Alfano Motor Cars salesperson Jonathan Crabtree, who specializes in EVs by Chevrolet and Mercedes Benz. The second half hour will be a Spanish language version of the test drive. Hosted by San Luis Obispo Climate Coalition with support from the Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition and San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District. Learn more and register.

Policies, Incentives and Technology to Promote EV Adoption
Wednesday, September 30
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Learn how government and industry are adopting policies, providing financial incentives, and rolling out new technology to make it easier and more convenient to own and operate an EV. Hosted by San Luis Obispo Climate Coalition with support from the Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition and San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District. Learn more and register.

EV Driver and Dealership Meet & Greet
Wednesday, September 30
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Join local EV owners and Ventura County dealership staff to learn about available EVs, chargers, driving experiences, and more. Virtually test drive and tour a new or used plug-in electric vehicle (PHEV). Hosted by EV Advocates of Ventura County and VCREA. Learn more and register.

EV Users Speak Out
Thursday, October 1
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hear from San Luis Obispo County EV users about the joys and challenges of driving electric. Open to current and future EV users. Hosted by San Luis Obispo Climate Coalition with support from the Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition and San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District. Learn more and register.

EV Incentives and Funding Lunch and Learn
Thursday, October 1
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Learn what available incentives and funding exist for new and used EVs and charging stations. Hosted by Ventura County Air Pollution Control District and VCREA. Learn more and register.

CEC Webinar Series: National Drive Electric Week – Electric Vehicles 101
Friday, October 2
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
CEC’s Director of Energy and Climate Programs, Michael Chiacos, and SLO Climate Coalition’s Green Transportation Specialist Barry Rands – both EV owners and industry experts – will share information about the latest plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs), cash rebates, down payment grants, special financing, tax credits and other incentives as well as charging, driving range, and how to pair home solar with your EV for maximum savings. Hosted by CEC. Learn more and register.

Virtual Test Drives
Saturday, October 3
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Experience a virtual test drive of the 2020 Nissan Leaf, 2020 Honda Clarity PHEV, 2019 Kia Niro EV, 2017 Chevy Volt, 2019 Tesla Model S, and 2015 Nissan Leaf. A different test drive is offered every hour at the top of the hour. Hosted by San Luis Obispo Climate Coalition with support from the Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition and San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District. Learn more and register.

EV Movie Streaming
Schedule an EV streaming event at home with family and watch a featured EV film any day of the week. Hosted by Plug In America. Learn more.

Details

Start:
September 26, 2020
End:
October 4, 2020
Event Categories:
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https://driveelectricweek.org/

Organizers

Plug In America
Sierra Club
Electric Auto Association
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