National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
SLO EV Ride & Drive
San Luis Obispo, CA
Sep 30, 2023

Day: Saturday, September 30, 2023 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
Location: Prefumo Creek Commons (behind Dick's Sporting Goods)
11970 Los Osos Valley Road
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2023.

Event Report

San Luis Obispo's Ride & Drive Event boasted the largest variety of test drive vehicles in the event's history, with six dealerships (CB Chevrolet, Mercedes of SLO, Perry Ford, Coast Nissan, Hyundai SLO, and Kia Paso Robles) represented offering test drives in eight different models including:
  • Chevy Bolt and Bolt EUV
  • Mercedes EQS
  • Ford Mach-e
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5 & 6
  • Kia Niro EV
  • Kia EV6 GT
Display vehicles included:
  • Fisker Ocean
  • Nissan Ariya
  • Ford Mach-e
  • Toyota RV4 EV
  • Nissan Leaf
City Councilmember Michelle Shoresman spoke of both her joys and challenges of driving electric. She was at first dismayed that her Chevy Bolt had limited range due to battery issues, but when the local dealer helped facilitate her getting a new battery with a 25% boost in range, her dismay turned to joy! Meteorologist John Lindsey shared his love for driving electric, but was powerless to make the rain go away during our event (though it did stop raining while he and Michelle were speaking!) The foul weather kept many at home, but those who did attend the event and got behind the wheel of one of the EVs are very likely going to soon be driving one of their own!

Volunteers and everyone who took a test drive were treated to a delicious breakfast burrito made to order by the Wicked Garden mobile caterer. Tableware Share provided hot coffee and tasty cookies for all attendees.

photo by: SLO Climate Coalition
City Councilmember Michelle Shoresman shares her personal joys and challenges of driving electric. The cloudy skies and intermittent drizzle kept many people at home. Meteorologist John Lindsey, standing behind Michelle and the Fisker Ocean, predicted the foul weather, but was able to use his magic to keep everyone dry while he and Michelle were speaking!

More photos from this event.

Event Description



Highlights from our 2022 event

Check out a wide variety of electric cars, trucks, and bikes, many of which will be available for a test drive or ride. Featured EVs include the Ford's F-150 Lightning & Mach-e, Hyundai's Ioniq 5 & 6, Chevy Bolts and hopefully, a new Chevy Blazer EV. EV owners of these and other models will be on hand to answer your questions and talk about the joys of driving and riding electric. And be sure to stop in at one of the information booths to find out how you can get over $10,000 in rebates and tax credits to buy or lease an EV.

The SLO EV Ride & Drive event is hosted locally by the SLO Climate Coalition with support from many others whose logos appear below.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 62 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 4
Tesla Model Y 3
Other Plug-In Vehicle 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 1
Fiat 500e 1
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Hyundai Ioniq 5 1
Hyundai Ioniq 6 1
Kia EV6 1
Kia Niro Electric 1
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 1
Tesla Model S 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
15 Models 21

Registered attendees report 724,435 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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

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

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