National Drive Electric Week is presented by Plug In America Sierra Club Electric Auto Association

National Drive Electric Week Event - Monterey Bay - Santa Cruz

Day: Sunday, September 29, 2013 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 12 Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Staff of Life Natural Food Market
1266 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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the organizers for this event, which took place in 2013.

Event Report

Santa Cruz County Supervisor John Leopold spoke at a brief program and shared his experience with his family's Nissan Leaf, the County's commitment to expanding EV charging stations, and the importance of plug in vehicles to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. He also awarded 30 Recognition Certificates to people and organizations for their contributions to the region's plug-in vehicle readiness. Also attending were: Richard Stedman, head of the Monterey Bay Region Air Pollution Control District, general managers of Salinas Toyota and Chevrolet of Watsonville dealerships, 3 local solar companies and a solar array to provide power. We also had a NTS Works' Electric Cargo Bike for test drives - a new product from Neal and Lisa Saiki. Staff of Life Natural Food Market hosted the event in their parking lot.


photo by: Jack Brown, Electric Auto Association Central coast
Chevrolet display sponsored by Chevrolet of Watsonville; Rick Chace, fleet manager, (blue shirt)in background. Nissan Leaf on the right displayed by Bill Meade, owner.

Event Description

 

Plug In Day - Monterey Bay
Our event will be on Sunday, September 29th from Noon to 4 PM at the Staff of Life Market in Santa Cruz, CA (Morrissey Blvd, exit off Hwy 1, head south to 1266 Soquel Ave)
Learn about EVs from actual owners as well as local auto retailers such as Chevrolet of Watsonville, Santa Cruz Toyota, Santa Cruz Nissan, Cardinale Nissan.
 
Santa Cruz County Supervisor & Nissan Leaf EV owner John Leopold will speak, and Special Recognition Awards will be presented at 2 p.m.
Raffle drawing at 3:00 p.m. - donated prizes include $50 Visa gift card from ChargePoint,  2 Segway Tour gift certificates, two 1-day use of an EV through Enterprise Rental, and Tesla merchandise.
 
Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint immediately!

A big thank you to our sponsors:  Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District; solar companies: Allterra Solar, Sandbar Solar and Solar Technologies, as well as our in-kind sponsors: Staff of Life Natural Food Market,  Santa Cruz Sentinel & Monterey Herald, KUSP,  and the Santa Cruz Weekly. From the local organizers: Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance, Electric Auto Association Central Coast, and Ecology Action.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 25 attendees registered.

Expected Plug-In Vehicles

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 5
Nissan LEAF 2
BMW ActiveE 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Other 1
Think City 1
6 Models 11

Registered attendees report electric miles driven.

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