National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
San Luis Obispo, CA
Sep 14, 2019

Day: Saturday, September 14, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: San Luis Obispo
100 Madonna Rd
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2019.

Event Report

Our second Ride & Drive at Madonna Inn had a good turnout, with lots of folks test driving and riding a variety of electric cars and bikes. Nissan, Honda, Chevy and Ford dealers were on hand with cars to drive, while enthusiastic EV owners showed and offered rides in several models of Tesla, a Kia Niro, a Nissan Leaf, and a Chevy Volt. Two local bicycle shops displayed the latest in e-bike technology, from lightweight road cycles to workhorse cargo bikes. The highlight of the day was e-bike dealer Boltabout's presentation of a custom electric-assist cargo bike to Mayor Heidi Harmon. Mayor Harmon then spoke to the crowd about the City's goal of carbon neutrality by 2035 and the key role that vehicle electrification, in all its forms, needs to play in achieving that goal. The event was co-sponsored by the San Luis Obispo Climate Coalition and the local chapter of the Sierra Club with support from the City of San Luis Obispo, PG&E, ECOSLO, Wally's Bike Shop, Boltabout, Sunset Honda, Alfano Motors, Coast Nissan, and Mullahey Ford.

photo by: Justin Bradshaw
Above: San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon was presented with a custom built electric assist cargo bike at our event by Boltabout, a local e-bike dealer. Later in the day she spoke to attendees about the City's carbon-neutral goal and the key role that electrification of transportation, in all its forms, needs to play in reaching that goal. With Mayor Harmon: (from left) Barry Rands, NDEW city captain and Kia Niro EV owner; Justin Bradshaw, event volunteer and Tesla Model 3 owner; Eric Veium, Chairperson, SLO Climate Coalition and Nissan Leaf owner. The SLO Climate Coalition organized the Ride & Drive Event in San Luis Obispo. Below: Ride & Drive event attendees mix with EV owners and dealers near the Tesla Supercharger at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo.

Event Description


San Luis Obispo's 2nd annual Ride & Drive will be held again at Madonna Inn.

EV owners are invited to show their vehicle. All attendees will have a chance to test drive or ride in a number of vehicle makes and models, including Tesla, Nissan LEAF, Chevy Bolt, BMW and the brand new Kia Niro EV. And for those who prefer two-wheeled EVs, you'll be able to test ride a few e-bikes, too! Come hungry and empty-handed... there will be food to eat and prizes to take home!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 47 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 6
Tesla Model S 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Ford Fusion Energi 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
11 Models 17

Registered attendees report 370,051 electric miles driven.

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