National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Gardena, CA
Sep 16, 2017

Day: Saturday, September 16, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9am - 3pm
Location: Harbor Gateway Transit Center
731 W 182nd Street
Gardena, CA 90248
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

The event went well.  We had approximately 95 attendees that heard awesome speakers, met surprise guests, and enjoyed music and entertainment.
The CEO from E-Bus Inc, Anders (Andy) Eklov, Mayor Pat Furey, City of Torrance and Mayor Justin Massey, City of Hermosa Beach joined us.  The students from LA Harbor College displayed their robot and spoke about their STEM academia.   The hosted information booths had representatives from: Southern, California Edison, South Bay Environmental Service Center, Center for Sustainable Energy, Los Angeles Harbor College - featuring engineering students, KC Price III Christian Schools, Optima Energy, Sunrun, the League of Women Voters of Torrance Area, and the Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council. Our local City of Los Angeles Fire Dept. - Station #79, John Jones- Office of Joe Buscaino - CD 15, Octaviano Rios - City of LA, Dept of Neighborhood Empowerment and LA County Sheriff - Deputy Malveaux were on the scene to celebrate and learn about EV's.

We included three educational forums on the program:
“Let’s Talk Technology”
Speaker: Anders B. (Andy) Eklov, Chief Executive Officer, E-Bus

“The EV Driver / Owner Experience”
A Driver Testimonial

“Incentives and Rebates”
Speaker: Vallerie Gonzalez, Center for Sustainable Energy

“Education, Electrification and Employment”
Speaker: Van Benford, Los Angeles Harbor College
Office of Workforce & Economic Development

EV Showcase:
We had the honor of having Scott Robinson Honda display two of their Honda Clarity vehicles.  Ride and Drives were offered by Pacific Volkswagen, featuring the E-Golf and Martin Chevrolet had their Volt, Bolt and a hybrid Monte Carlo.  The EV showcase also included a Tesla Model S and  Model X.

M.C.- Clipper Darrell
Music by DJ Emery
Photographer: Mechelle Samuel, Sapphire Photography
Lunch provided by: Yo-Way Sandwich Shop

photo by: Victor Ibarra - Field Deputy, Office of Assemblyman Mike Gibson
Optima Energy, Inc Pictured Young C. Top Right: EV Showcase Right: Pamela Thornton NDEW Team Captain Board Chair - Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council Bottom Right: Saira Cooper Vice Chair - Harbor Gateway North Neighborhood Council

Event Description



**A special thank you to our community partner Gardena Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Register by clicking the blue button at the top of the page and you'll be entered to win a chance at a $250 gift card.

Please note: the event date changed, and is set for September 16 only.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 158 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 6
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 4
Fiat 500e 3
BMW i3 REx 2
Chevrolet Volt 2
Volkswagen e-Golf 2
Chevy Spark EV 1
EV Conversion 1
Ford C-MAX Energi 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model X 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
15 Models 28

Registered attendees report 490,946 electric miles driven.

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