National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Long Beach, CA
Sep 28, 2013

Day: Saturday, September 28, 2013 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: California State University Office of the Chancellor
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach, CA 90802
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2013.

Event Report

THe day started with a skype chat with the NPID crowd in Amsterdam, followed by a press conference and dedication of the new Adopt a Charger at the CSU Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach. Present at ribbon cutting were; Ed Begley, Jr., Paul Scott from Plug in America, Kitty Adams from Adopt a Charger, EV Advocate Chelsea Sexton, and Paul Polizzotto from CBS EcoMedia, and Chancellor Tim White from Cal State University. Vice-Mayor Robert Garcia presented a proclamation naming 9/28 National Plug in Day in the City of Long Beach in honor of long time EV Advocate, Doug Korthof. Lisa Rosen and William Korthof accepted the award in Doug’s honor.

Our event had 692 attendees, and close to 500 people took a test drive in a plug in car, electric motorcycle, or electric bicycle. The CSU Chancellor’s Office lot was filled with 242 plug in cars of all makes and models.

photo by: Mark Neumann
Ed Begley, Maggie Connaghan, and Mark Neumann.

Event Description


Los Angeles/Orange County National Plug in Day

When: Saturday, September 28th 9:00am - 2:00 pm

Where:  California State University Office of the Chancellor 

            401 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA  90802

Please RSVP so we know your t shirt size, and have a chance to win a Clipper Creek residential charger or an all day electric bike rental for two from Pedego of Long Beach.  In addition to test driving plug in cars from smart for two Electric Drive, Nissan, Honda, and Chevy, attendees can test drive Brammo Electric Motorcycles and Pedego electric bicycles.  Pedego is setting up a bike valet and there is a great bike path along the water.  The Queen Mary is hosting the Vintage Japanese Car Show, and all attendees will receive a t shirt an a voucher for discounted admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific.   


We are also cutting the ribbon on the smart sponsored Adopt a Charger at the Office of the Chancellor.  The equipment was donated by Google with maintenance & electrical sponsored by smart, so the charge can be offered fee free to EV drivers.  See you there!!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 510 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 93
Tesla Model S 26
Chevrolet Volt 24
BMW ActiveE 9
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 9
Other 8
Ford C-MAX Energi 7
Honda Fit EV 6
Tesla Roadster 6
Fiat 500e 5
Toyota Plug-in Prius 5
Chevy Spark EV 3
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 3
Toyota RAV4 EV (1997-2003) 3
Fisker Karma 2
Ford Focus Electric 2
Zero Motorcycle 2
Ford Ranger EV (1997-2003) 1
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
20 Models 216

Registered attendees report electric miles driven.

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