National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Palo Alto, CA
Sep 18, 2016

Day: Sunday, September 18, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet
3921 East Bayshore Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303
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Event Report

On Sunday, September 18, Acterra and hosted a festive gathering of electric vehicles, exhibitors, EV enthusiasts, and prospective owners in celebration of National Drive Electric Week.

Attendees had the opportunity to view popular brands in a fun, no-pressure environment, talk to EV experts, and discover the “delightful driving experience” first-hand by test driving various models. Palo Alto Mayor Pat Burt and Assemblymember Rich Gordon joined in the fun by demonstrating how to “cut the gasoline cord.” By the end of the day, a total of 210 demo rides were provided, and all participants went home with an EV grin.

Electric vehicle adoption is integral to shifting from fossil fuels to a renewable energy economy. Through hands-on events such as these, more individuals can visualize an electric vehicle in their future. Thanks to all the EV trailblazers who are helping make this future possible!

photo by: Acterra
Palo Alto mayor Pat Burt, Assemblymember Rich Gordon, and EVangelist Sven Thesen "cut the gasoline cord" in front of Assemblymember Gordon's Tesla S.

Event Description


All attendees and volunteers are required to wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all National Drive Electric Week 2022 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 249 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 16
Tesla Model S 7
Ford Focus Electric 5
Kia Soul EV 4
BMW i3 3
BMW i3 REx 2
Chevy Spark EV 2
Volkswagen e-Golf 2
Zero Motorcycle 2
Chevrolet Volt 1
Fiat 500e 1
Fisker Karma 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Honda Fit EV 1
Lightning Motorcycle 1
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 1
Tesla Model X 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
20 Models 54

Registered attendees report 832,338 electric miles driven.

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Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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All NDEW 2022 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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