National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Benicia, CA
Sep 14, 2017

Day: Thursday, September 14, 2017 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 4p - 8pm
Location: Benecia Farmer's Market, Between 1st and H
90 1st St
Benicia, CA 94510
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Event Report

This event was at the Farmers' Market. We have it there in order to expose people who may know nothing about an electric vehicle. We had three cars and drivers there. Many people walked by the exhibit and we were talking to interested people throughout the 3 hours of the event. We also had a front page article in our local paper and a letter to the editor. We could not give test drives.
The week before the mayor issued a proclamation for Drive Electric week and we had a banner displayed at our City Park on 1St Street about the event.

photo by: Kathy Kerridge
Craig Synder has his face to the camera. There is a Chevy Volt, a Nissan Leaf, and a Chevy Bolt.

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 2021 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.

This will be an exhibition of electric vehicles with owners to talk to and cars to check out.  This event is aimed at people who would like to learn more about electric cars.

Register to attend above and bring your own EV, and you'll be entered to win a chance at a $250 gift card.

We are also sponsoring an EV tailgate party on September 16.  Clean the air and the beach.  We will be joining the California Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the 9th Street Park.  Come at 9, or anytime before noon,  to help clean the beach and then we will have a tailgate party from 12 to 1:30 where we can show off our cars to participants of Coastal Cleanup and explain why we drive electric.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 5 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model S 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
3 Models 4

Registered attendees report 101,400 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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All NDEW 2021 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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