National Drive Electric Week - Marin County
|Day:||Saturday, September 10, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||10:00 AM to 3:30 PM|
Vintage Oaks Shopping Center
208 Vintage Way
Novato, CA 94945
We considered the event to be successful. Most of the attendees were seriously interested in leasing/buying an electric car. The event was held in a very busy shopping center so a considerable number of passersby stopped to look at the cars and take test drives. The Nissan LEAF, BMW i3, smart electric drive, Mercedes B-Class, and Kia dealers were most helpful in offering test drives. VW and Ford only came reluctantly for a short time. The Fiat dealer refused to bring the Fiat 500e. The Chevy dealer was asked to bring a Chevy Spark EV, but brought a Volt instead and ran the gas engine to charge the car. We usually do not allow any cars with gas engines at our events, even if they are plug in hybrids.
The event was sponsored by the Transportation Authority of Marin using license plate fees earmarked to promote alternate fuel vehicles, PG&E (local electric utility), and MCE Clean Energy (local Community Choice Aggregation electricity provider). Dealers did not have to pay.
photo by: Roberta Miller
Photo of general area of the NDEW event.
There are currently 116 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Nissan Leaf (2011-2017)||8|
|Tesla Model S||4|
|Chevy Spark EV||3|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||2|
|Ford Focus Electric||1|
|Kia Soul EV||1|
|Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive||1|
|Smart fortwo electric drive||1|
|Toyota RAV4 EV (1997-2003)||1|
|Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later)||1|
Registered attendees report 460,378 electric miles driven.