National Drive Electric Week Event - Los Angeles
|Day:||Sunday, September 11, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
Exposition Park South Lawn
700 Exposition Drive
South Lawn behind Natural History Museum
Los Angeles, CA 90037
922 people registered, and we reached 1,101 followers on our event FaceBook page, estimate that over 1,500 people attended. The crowd flow was consistent all day, with the busy areas being the test drives and food trucks.Speakers
Nancy Sutley introduces Mary Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board; Michelle Kinman, Clean Energy Advocate, Environment California; and Susana M. Reyes Sustainability Team - Office of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Sierra Club Board Member.
Link to video of VIP remarks:
Link to photos of the event
Test Drive Results:
527 Behind the Wheel test drives.
BMW (4) 111
KIA (4) 106
VW (2) 60
Chevy (2) 76
Nissan (2) 74
Fiat (3) 100
In addition, Green Commuter offered rides to over 60 people in their Tesla Model X, and we gave out 1,040 vouchers worth $5.00 each to people that rode along on the test drives from the OEMs.
photo by: Joe Galliani
Chelsea Sexton, Chris Paine, and Dean Devlin.
Sunday, September 11th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
on the South Lawn of Exposition Park
FREE vouchers for the food trucks for the first 750 people to take a test drive.
All-day entertainment including yoga, KCRW D.J. Anthony Valadez,
and social work musician Miles Bonny.
Pre-register by 9/10 at 5:00 pm for a chance to win an e-bike or EV charger.
Must be present to claim prize.
What Are Plug-in Vehicles?
They let you charge up and drive on electricity. They can be fully electric, or plug-in hybrids which let you use a traditional fuel as well. Electricity..
- gives you more power instantly,
- is cheaper, and
- can be made at your home, using solar
Why This Event?
You could drive all over town visiting auto dealers to see just a few models, but why? Plug In To Excitement!..
- is free for all to attend,
- has all the models in one place, and
- is run by drivers for drivers
There are currently 922 attendees registered.
Expected Plug-In Vehicles
|BMW i3 REx||9|
|Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later)||7|
|Tesla Model S||5|
|Chevy Spark EV||4|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||3|
|Ford Fusion Energi||3|
|Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive||3|
|Other Plug-In Vehicle||3|
|Tesla Model X||3|
|Toyota Plug-in Prius||3|
|Ford Focus Electric||2|
|Kia Soul EV||2|
|Audi A3 e-tron||1|
|Honda Fit EV||1|
|Hyundai Sonata Plug-In||1|
|Toyota RAV4 EV (1997-2003)||1|
Registered attendees report 1,676,470 electric miles driven.
In the News…
- Electric-Vehicle Mileage Record Set In California Thanks To The Convenience Of True Zero Hydrogen-Fuel Network
- Electric Cars Are More And More At Home In California
- National Drive Electric Week
- Following Extensive Trial, LAPD Signs Deal To Electrify Non-Emergency Police Fleet With 100 BMW i3 Electric Cars