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

National Drive Electric Week Event - San Diego

Day: Saturday, September 28, 2013 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.
Time: 10am -3pm
Location: Liberty Station
2401 Truxtun Road
San Diego, CA 92106
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Event Report

San Diego’s National Plug In Day was a huge success with more than 750 people gathered at the largest electric vehicle celebration in San Diego history. Some 175 EV owners brought their vehicles and attendees took more than 650 ride and drives.
The event had huge support from the Plug In 2013 Conference and Exposition held in San Diego, Nissan North America, Chevrolet, San Diego Gas & Electric and the California Center for Sustainable Energy.
People lined up to test drive 22 different EVs including the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Chevy Spark, Toyota Prius Plug-In, Toyota RAV4 EV, Ford Fusion Energi, Ford CMax Energi, Ford Focus Electric, Fiat 500e GEM E2 and GEM E4. Attendees also rode along in two luxury models, the BMW i3 and Tesla Model S. There were 21 companies and organizations with display booths as well.
The event opened with a proclamation from City Councilmember Mark Kersey, naming it National Plug In Day in San Diego.

photo by: Vanessa Minei
Various plug-in vehicles!

Event Description


Charge Up & Take the Wheel
Presented by the Plug-In 2013 Conference & Exposition and National Plug In Day 

Saturday, September 28, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Liberty Station
2401 Truxtun Road
San Diego, CA 92106


Charged up about electric vehicles (EVs)? Bring your family and friends for this one-day-only opportunity to get “plugged into” the future of transportation.

And, if you already own an EV, come to the event, park it on display along with other cars belonging to EV drivers, and network with your local community as part of the National Plug In Day celebration. (Please note that this opportunity is on a first-come, first-served basis as parking spaces are limited.)

Attendees at ELECTRIC VEHICLE DAY can:

•  Get behind the wheel and test-drive a variety of EVs, including (subject to change):
  • Chevy Spark EV
  • Chevy Volt
  • Fiat 500e
  • Ford C-Max Energi
  • Ford Focus EV
  • Ford Fusion Energi
  • GEM
  • Nissan LEAF
  • Toyota Plug-In Prius
  • Toyota RAV4 EV
  • VIA Motors Extended Cab Pick-up Truck
  • BMW i3 (passenger rides only)
  • Tesla Model S (passenger rides only)
•  Check out EV chargers and find out more about other plug-in technologies.  Learn how easy it is to charge an EV at home or throughout the San Diego region, with more than 500 public charging stations available.

•  Get your questions answered from San Diego Gas & Electric about special EV rates that can help drivers pay the lowest price for EV fuel when charging from midnight to 5 a.m.

• Learn about state and federal incentives available for zero-emission and plug-in electric vehicles from the EV experts from the California Center for Sustainable Energy.

• Find out about life as an EV owner from your neighbors who already have made the switch to this cleaner, more energy-independent vehicle option.

Mark your calendars!  Don’t miss out. Plan on joining us at San Diego’s ELECTRIC VEHICLE DAY on September 28!


ELECTRIC VEHICLE DAY is presented by:

Regional Sponsors:  California Center for Sustainable Energy, San Diego Gas & Electric and San Diego Regional Clean Cities Coalition

National Plug In Day Sponsors:  Plug In America, Sierra Club and Electric Vehicle Association

Electric Vehicle Day Organizer:  Electric Power Research Institute

Registered Attendees

There are currently 486 attendees registered.

Expected Plug-In Vehicles

Vehicle Registered
Nissan LEAF 38
Chevrolet Volt 10
Other 9
BMW ActiveE 7
Tesla Model S 7
Fiat 500e 6
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 6
Ford Focus Electric 5
Ford C-MAX Energi 4
Honda Fit EV 4
Chevy Spark EV 2
Fisker Karma 2
Ford Fusion Energi 2
Tesla Roadster 2
Brammo 1
Ford Ranger EV (1997-2003) 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Vectrix 1
19 Models 109

Registered attendees report electric miles driven.