National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Davis, 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 - 1:30 pm
Location: Near Central Park -- Davis Farmers Market on 4th Between C & D
444 4th St
Davis, CA 95616
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2017.

Event Report

NDEW EVent at Davis Farmers Market

On Saturday, September 16th, SacEV and Cool Davis hosted a National Drive Electric EVent at the Davis Farmers Market from 9 AM to 1:30 PM, with impressive results.

Several dealerships (DuPratt, Hanlees, Niello and University) brought a total of 10 EVs to the EVent, and dealership staff gave more than 119 test drives. These test drives have already generated follow-up visits for the local dealers, who have expressed interest in participating in future EVents with SMUD/Charge Across Town. Also, several EV test drivers agreed to be contacted after the EVent to discuss their reactions.

Thirty SacEV and Cool Davis members brought 21 personal EVs to the EVent. In 759 separate conversations with community members, these EV owners shared their families’ EV experiences. For the first time in our region, a Chrysler Pacifica Minivan EV was on public display. Victoria Hall brought her 2012 Nissan LEAF to be a canvas for kids to express themselves (with dry erase pens), and Matt Chan brought his mini-Tesla for kids.

The event featured several workshops, which were repeated twice during the EVent. Each hosted from 3 to 10 participants, getting fuller later in the morning. Neighbors at Parkview Place, the first LEED Platinum Net Zero Energy residential building in Davis, welcomed the workshops on their driveway and displayed a Chevy Bolt and home charging station in their garage.

PG&E sponsored the test drives by providing Farmers Market Bucks or Davis Downtown gift cards to the first 100 drivers who took test drives. We have survey data from 64 of those drivers. Sacramento Clean Cities provided lunch for the EVent volunteers.

Support from the City of Davis was key to having a great venue, blocking off the street next to the Farmers Market . A locally owned 500e was displayed with event information inside the Farmers Market next to the City Booth. Three City council members were on site to greet and thank participants!

Event Description


(EV Show & Tell at Varsity Theatre August 4, 2017)

What are you driving during Drive Electric Week!

The Davis Electric Vehicle Association (DEVA ), Cool Davis and Sacramento Electric Vehicle Association are hosting
EV's at the Market! (The event is on 4th St between C&D)

Come see the latest vehicles and test drive some of the newest EV's .
Talk to owners about their vehicles!

•    Show and Tell of local owners and their vehicles
•    Ride & Drive Dealer vehicles
•    Mini Workshops on special EV topics -
o    EV & PV (Solar)
o    Charging 101
o    EV Basics

Farmers Market Bucks or Downtown Davis Cards for first 100 Drivers!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 32 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 4
Chevrolet Bolt 2
Tesla Model X 2
Chevrolet Volt 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
EV Conversion 1
Fiat 500e 1
Tesla Model S 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (1997-2003) 1
9 Models 14

Registered attendees report 356,429 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America logo
Electric Vehicle Association logo
Sierra Club logo
EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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Green Level Sponsor

All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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