National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Palm Desert, CA
Sep 21, 2019

Day: Saturday, September 21, 2019 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: College of the Desert
43-500 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2019.

Event Report

To a great group of people!

"I can't begin to thank you for coming, and hanging out with us, so early on a Saturday morning. It was a pleasure meeting you at National Drive Electric Week - Palm Desert. This event could not have been a success without your participation, and the help of our volunteers, who donated their time. Some of you drove over 100 miles to attend this event. Thank you!"

We thank The College of the Desert (COD), and their Alumni Associations Street Fair, for accommodating us at their facility. The college solar covered parking structure kept the sun at bay!

Our participants made the day fun! People came by and were pleased with the opportunity to get closer to these Electric Vehicles, hear the updates in technology, and converse with electric vehicle owners on their experiences driving an electric vehicle. People were thrilled to be able to test drive the vehicles.

The feedback was amazing. Comments like "I didn't realize how affordable some of these vehicles are now-a-days", and " I did not know some of these car manufacturers had electric vehicles in their fleet" and many more comments. 

We had beautiful background music played by Tristan featuring the Bolivian Charanguitar, at the perfect volume. Tristan plays live music every week-end at the fair. Thank you Tristan, the music was lovely!  We had available refreshment throughout the event for everyone!

Vehicles on demo and /or ride-and-drive: Audi e-tron, 2 Nissan Leaf, Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, BMW i3, e-golf VW, 2 Jaguar i-PACE, Fiat 500E, 2 Tesla Model 3, 2 Tesla model S, Hyundai Ioniq Electric, and a Toyota Prius Prime. 

Pedego Electric Bikes demonstrated various bikes, and had them available to the public to ride. A demo display of a portable solar charging station, charging multiple vehicles simultaneously was a big interest! South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), was there to answer questions, share available incentives and their resources. Clean Cities Coachella Valley Region, shared information and resources available through the National Clean Cities Program and local coalitions throughout the United States, including their local coalition in the Coachella Valley Region. Take-aways were available to people who stopped by!

Thank you to the National Drive Electric Week sponsors and our local sponsor Electrify America!

We look forward to seeing you again, at the next event!

Presented by,

Clean Cities Coachella Valley region


Drive Electric Coachella Valley!

photo by: Clean Cities Coachella valley Region
Picture showing demo of 2019 red Jaguar I-PACE and a blue 2019 Nissan Leaf

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Drive Electic Coachella Valley

This Event is FREE and open to the public and held in conjunction with the Street Fair at College of the Desert.

Presented by:  Clean Cities Coachella Valley Region.

National Drive Electric Week, is a nationwide celebration to raise awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles. Electric vehicles (EVs) are not something out of the Jetsons. They are here today, fun to drive and affordable. They also save money because they are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles. If you think that EVs are timid cars, you're wrong. EV motors have so much power that they require software to limit the maximum mph. A typical EV can go from 0 to 60 in under 6 seconds. Besides, they are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce dependence on foreign oil. 

Drive Electric Coachella Valley will feature a wide range of exhibitors, such as:
  • Electric vehicle dealerships
    • Cars
    • Bicycle dealers
    • Motorcycle dealers
    • Scooter dealers
    • Solar companies
    • Home charging station manufacturers
    • Charging station network providers
  • Seminars and Educational Sessions Open to the Public

We want to thank Electrify America for sponsoring our Ride and/or Drive and local event activities.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 69 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
BMW i3 REx 3
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 3
Tesla Model S 3
Arcimoto SRK 1
Audi e-tron 1
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Ioniq Electric 1
Tesla Model 3 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
9 Models 15

Registered attendees report 391,493 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

Platinum Level Sponsors

Silver Level Sponsor

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Green Level Sponsor

All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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