National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week Event - Los Angeles

Day: Saturday, September 16, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 10AM - 3PM
Location: Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 N Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Event Report


photo by: Chris Corsmeier/LADWP
More than 500 EV ride and drives introduced Los Angelenos to the joys of driving electric.

Event Description

 

2017 National Drive Electric Week Event, L.A.

Join us Saturday, September 16th at
Los Angeles' beautiful new State Historic Park

Get Behind the Wheel of a Plug-In Electric Vehicle!


Electric vehicles (EVs) 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 petroleum.

Don’t miss out on our 2017 event!

• Experience the excitement of driving a range of EVs

Get an up-close look at the next-generation Nissan LEAF
® at one of its first public appearances

• Talk to EV owners who already have made the switch

• Learn about the "Charge Up L.A." rebate program for home and workplace charging infrastructure

• Discover BlueLA, an all-electric car sharing service coming to Los Angeles

• Find out more about EV federal and state incentives and solar power

• Bring the family to enjoy kids' activities, food trucks, vendors, EV displays and lots of fun!

For additional information, download our FAQ sheet here.


First 600 test drivers get FREE coupons for food from participating food trucks

Valid drivers license required to test drive vehicles





Test Drive Vehicles (subject to change)
• BMW i3, BMW X5 xDrive40e iPerformance & BMW 530e xDrive iPerformance
• Chevrolet Bolt and Chevrolet Volt
• Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
• Ford 2017 Fusion Energi, Ford 2017 CMAX Energi, and Ford 2017 Focus Electric
• VW 2017 e-Golf
• Bluecar Phase 3 model (from BlueLA)
• Tesla Model S and Model X (ride-alongs)

 

Vehicles on Display (subject to change)
• Audi 2017 A3 e-tron
• BMW i8


Already own an electric vehicle?

Come put your car on display in our EV Tailgate Community! Enjoy talking to other EV owners and drivers who want to find out about what it's like to own an EV. To be a part of the EV Tailgate Community, register here.

See the map below to see where the EV Community is located. Be sure to enter through the northern-most driveway and volunteers will guide you to a parking spot.

For additional information, download our FAQ sheet here.


2017 Sponsors

Lead Sponsor





                                                





Check out some photos from our event last year, and join us on September 16th!

           



           




Speakers

Speaker program scheduled for noon to 12:30 PM. Current scheduled speakers (subject to change)


Sheila Kuehl, LA County Supervisor


Lauren Faber O'Connor, City of Los Angeles Chief Sustainability Officer


Joel Levin, Executive Director, Plug In America


Marvin Moon, Director of Power Engineering, LADWP



Registered Attendees

There are currently 822 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan LEAF 17
Chevrolet Volt 14
Chevrolet Bolt 11
BMW i3 REx 8
Fiat 500e 8
Tesla Model S 6
Volkswagen e-Golf 6
Chevy Spark EV 5
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 5
Tesla Roadster 4
Toyota Prius Prime 4
Zero Motorcycle 4
Honda Fit EV 3
Kia Soul EV 3
Tesla Model X 3
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 2
Other Plug-In Vehicle 2
BMW 530e 1
BMW i3 1
CODA Sedan 1
EV Conversion 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Ioniq Electric 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Volvo XC90 Plug-In 1
28 Models 116

Registered attendees report 3,519,341 electric miles driven.

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Presented By

PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR

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

SILVER LEVEL SPONSOR

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSOR

BRASS LEVEL SPONSOR

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