National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Palo Alto, CA
Sep 16, 2018

Day: Sunday, September 16, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Peninsula Conservation Center
3921 E. Bayshore Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

On Sunday, September 16, 2018, Acterra gave over 520 EV test drives at its third annual National Drive Electric Week event: Ride, Drive, and Be Green! Over 360 potential adopters, EV owners, and volunteers converged to share and receive information about electric vehicles, charging, leasing/buying, and living the “EV lifestyle.” EV Ambassadors and local dealers provided 70 vehicles, representing 17 makes and models, for viewing and test driving. Post-survey results indicate that attendees increased their willingness to consider an electric vehicle for their next car purchase as a result of participating in the event. After providing this positive, hands-on, up close experience for potential adopters, we expect to see many new EVs on Bay Area roads in the coming months!

After the test drives, Acterra hosted a launch party for it's newly renamed Karl Knapp GoEV Program, honoring longtime EV advocate, educator, and Earth champion, Karl Knapp. Attendees learned about the exciting activities in store for the coming year while photographing and videotaping congratulatory messages to Karl, who has ALS and was not able to attend.

Photos from the ride & drive and Karl Knapp reception can be viewed at:

photo by: Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet
Staff from BMW Group's USA Technology Office pose in front of a sporty red i3, one of four vehicles BMW provided for this event.

Event Description


Registered Attendees

There are currently 202 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 10
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 9
Chevrolet Bolt 8
Tesla Model S 6
Chevrolet Volt 3
Kia Soul EV 2
Mitsubishi i-MiEV 2
Nissan Leaf (2018+) 2
Tesla Model X 2
BMW i3 1
BMW i3 REx 1
Cadillac ELR 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid 1
Fiat 500e 1
Fisker Karma 1
Honda Fit EV 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
19 Models 54

Registered attendees report 1,389,291 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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All NDEW 2024 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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