National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Folsom, CA
Sep 12, 2015

Day: Saturday, September 12, 2015 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Historic Folsom Powerhouse State Park
9980 Greenback Lane
Folsom, CA 95630
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2015.

Event Report

Our Drive Electric event was a part of the Folsom Powerhouse Electricity Fair. This event is geared towards families with lots of activities for children.

Event Description


Spend a day by the river learning about Electric Vehicles and electricity.
  • See a variety of Electric Vehicles and talk with their owners
  • Check out about using Sunshine for Fuel
  • Join in one of the tours of the 
  • Children's Activities
  • Interactive Museum Exhibits
  • Tour of the Historic Powerhouse
  • Prizes

Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park

The Folsom Powerhouse is part of a colorful chapter of Sacramento history and is also an example of the tremendous advance in the commercial application of electricity. H.P. Livermore realized that the water of the American River could turn generators for electricity in Sacramento, 22 miles downstream. With his partners, Livermore built the powerhouse, which still looks much as it did in 1895. 

Vintage generators are still in place at the powerhouse, as is the control switchboard, faced with Tennessee marble. You'll be able to tour the powerhouse and see the massive General Electric transformers, each capable of conducting from 800 to 11,000 volts of electricity, in addition to the forebays and canal system that brought the water from the dam. 

Registered Attendees

There are currently 27 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Chevrolet Volt 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Tesla Model S 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
5 Models 6

Registered attendees report 79,730 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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

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

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