National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Riverside, CA
Sep 10, 2017

Day: Sunday, September 10, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 11am - 3pm
Location: CE-CERT at University of California, Riverside
1084 Columbia Ave
Riverside, CA 92507
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

This was the first NDEW event hosted by CE-CERT. The event was held in the parking lot under the solar canopies. It was a very hot day, so we were all thankful for the shade. We had 10 booths that included, CE-CERT, Plug In America, City of Colton Public Utilities, City of Riverside Public Utilities, American Solar Advantage, KIGT , Inland Empire Biking Alliance, American Lung Association, Southern California AQMD, and our local EV club, EVAOSC. Riverside BMW provide 2 i3's for test drives and Riverside Chevrolet provided a Bolt and a Volt. We had over 25 EV owners show up to show and talk about their cars. We had almost every available EV represented. The star of the show was Ned and his Model X, when he had his car provide a musical show. Everyone was enthralled. We were honored to have as speakers: Matt Barth, Director of CE-CERT; Joel Levin, Executive Director of PIA, and Assembly Member Eloise Gomez Reyes.

photo by: Jessica Sutorus
Joel Levin speaking to the crowd

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Event Description


Join Inland Southern California NDEW organizers for a fun event to learn about electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, available rebates and programs, and solar installations.  There will also be a ride n drive event. We will be set up under the east side of parking lot under the solar canopy. 

CE_CERT is located at 1084 Columbia, near the intersection of Iowa and Columbia. It is not on the UCR main campus. There is lots of free parking.

CE-CERT at the University of California, Riverside hosts the Inland Empire's 2017 National Drive Electric Week Event

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 11am to 3pm

Join the National Drive Electric Week event in the Inland Empire being held on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at CE-CERT, University of California at Riverside, 1084 Columbia Ave, Riverside, CA. Information booths for electric vehicles and renewable energy will be under the solar canopy in the parking lot along with ride-and-drives for plug-in electric vehicles. There will also be food trucks and games for the kids.


 11:00am-3:00pm         Drive Electric Week open for the public

11:30am-2:30 pm         Ride-and-drives conducted by local car dealers

1:00pm-1:30pm            Guest speakers: Matt Barth, Director CE-CERT;

                                            Joel Levin, Executive Director Plug In America; and 

                                            Assembly member Eloise Gómez Reyes, representing California’s 47th Assembly District

2:00pm-3:00pm            EV drivers tailgate party

3:00pm                          Close event


Registered Attendees

There are currently 91 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 6
Tesla Model S 6
Chevrolet Volt 3
Fiat 500e 3
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Chevy Spark EV 2
Ford Fusion Energi 2
BMW i3 1
Ioniq Electric 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Tesla Model X 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
12 Models 29

Registered attendees report 616,648 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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