National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week Event - Los Angeles

Day: Sunday, September 11, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Exposition Park South Lawn
700 Exposition Drive
South Lawn behind Natural History Museum
Los Angeles, CA 90037
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Event Report

922 people registered, and we reached 1,101 followers on our event FaceBook page, estimate that over 1,500 people attended. The crowd flow was consistent all day, with the busy areas being the test drives and food trucks.Speakers

Nancy Sutley introduces Mary Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board; Michelle Kinman, Clean Energy Advocate, Environment California; and Susana M. Reyes Sustainability Team - Office of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Sierra Club Board Member.

Link to video of VIP remarks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zctEiP7nCy8

Link to photos of the event

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c703gxdz3lnn84f/AAArKNlO_yvWEhpNKMvITSMRa?dl=0

Test Drive Results:

527 Behind the Wheel test drives.

BMW (4) 111
KIA (4) 106
VW (2) 60
Chevy (2) 76
Nissan (2) 74
Fiat (3) 100

In addition, Green Commuter offered rides to over 60 people in their Tesla Model X, and we gave out 1,040 vouchers worth $5.00 each to people that rode along on the test drives from the OEMs.


photo by: Joe Galliani
Chelsea Sexton, Chris Paine, and Dean Devlin.

More photos from this event.

Event Description

 

Event Description

Sunday, September 11th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
on the South Lawn of Exposition Park

FREE vouchers for the food trucks for the first 750 people to take a test drive.

All-day entertainment including yoga, KCRW D.J. Anthony Valadez,
and social work musician Miles Bonny.

Pre-register by 9/10 at 5:00 pm for a chance to win an e-bike or EV charger.
Must be present to claim prize.


Event Program

9:00 am Yoga class led by the Art of Living
10:00 am Nancy Sutley LADWP Chief Sustainability and Economic Development Officer. Mary Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board; Michelle Kinman, Clean Energy Advocate, Environment California; and Susana Reyes, Sustainability Team - Office of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Sierra Club Board Member.
11:00 am Panel discussion with Chris Paine: "Electric Storytelling: Hollywood, City Government, and the Future of EV."
12:00 pm Set by KCRW D.J. Anthony Valadez
1:00 pm Performance by Social Work Musician Miles Bonny
2:00 pm Performance by Gavin Turek
3:00 pm Performance by Michael Franti (Solo set)

Sponsors



What Are Plug-in Vehicles?

They let you charge up and drive on electricity. They can be fully electric, or plug-in hybrids which let you use a traditional fuel as well. Electricity..

  • gives you more power instantly,
  • is cheaper, and
  • can be made at your home, using solar

Why This Event?

You could drive all over town visiting auto dealers to see just a few models, but why? Plug In To Excitement!..

  • is free for all to attend,
  • has all the models in one place, and
  • is run by drivers for drivers

Registered Attendees

There are currently 922 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan LEAF 25
Chevrolet Volt 11
Fiat 500e 10
BMW i3 REx 9
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 7
Volkswagen e-Golf 7
BMW i3 6
Tesla Model S 5
Chevy Spark EV 4
Tesla Roadster 4
Ford C-MAX Energi 3
Ford Fusion Energi 3
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 3
Other Plug-In Vehicle 3
Tesla Model X 3
Toyota Plug-in Prius 3
CODA Sedan 2
Ford Focus Electric 2
Kia Soul EV 2
Audi A3 e-tron 1
Brammo 1
Cadillac ELR 1
Honda Fit EV 1
Hyundai Sonata Plug-In 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (1997-2003) 1
25 Models 118

Registered attendees report 1,676,470 electric miles driven.

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Presented By

PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR

Nissan LEAF® is the exclusive automotive sponsor of National Drive Electric Week™

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