National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Long Beach, CA
Sep 17, 2016

Day: Saturday, September 17, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10-1
Location: Houghton Park
6301 Myrtle Ave
Long Beach, CA 90805
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2016.

Event Report

I didn't count how many cars signed up, both Tesla Clubs I belong to showed up, but many hadn't signed up. As Marta can tell you we were way too busy to count cars or rides.

We started on time, finished on time, had good attendance despite a regional huge music event and ComicCon happening downtown - those hurt us.

The politicians said good things about EVs, and as if to illustrate my point about clean/quiet electric commercial lawncare some jagoff fired up a leaf blower way down the block and it was loud enough to make it difficult to hear Janice Hahn even with a PA system. Elected officials tweeted their pix on the electric bus or my electric motorcycle. Volunteers and drivers posted their pix in our Tshirt on social media.

When I dropped by the little EV-ent in Watts the next day people were talking about the electric mower I gave away. Maybe that stuff'll inspire them to find my EV-ent wherever it is next year. Lots of people asked for it to be in OC or Cerritos.

photo by: wayne marchyshyn
Joni Ricks and Gabrielle Weeks

Event Description


2016 National Drive Electric Week event is Saturday  September 17,  10:00-1:00.  Food trucks, shady park, lots of owners you can ask about their experiences with their EVs.  We also display electric buses and 18 wheelers.  Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave, Long Beach, CA 90805

This event is co-sponsored by Representative Alan Lowenthal, Congresswoman Janice Hahn, Senator Ricardo Lara, and Long Beach Councilmember Rex Richardson as well as the Sierra Club Long Beach Group,

Tesla Club LA, OC Tesla Club, BYD, Southern California Association of Electric Vehicles, AQMD, CARB, Audubon Society, Children’s Day, Pedego, Evergreene, AGZA, many neighborhood associations, the Long Beach Coalition for a Safe Environment and Long Beach Surfriders.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 205 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 14
Tesla Model S 13
Tesla Model X 4
Chevrolet Volt 3
Chevy Spark EV 3
Fiat 500e 3
Honda Fit EV 3
Tesla Roadster 3
BMW i3 REx 2
Zero Motorcycle 2
Audi A3 e-tron 1
CODA Sedan 1
EV Conversion 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Hyundai Sonata Plug-In 1
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
18 Models 58

Registered attendees report 1,010,845 electric miles driven.

Presented By

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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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