National Drive Electric Week
Sep 09, 2018
|Day:||Sunday, September 9, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.|
For the third consecutive year the National Drive Electric Week event in Oxnard was held at the Channel Islands Harbor on a beautiful Sunday morning. The EV Showcase and Ride and Drive were held adjacent to a renowned Farmers Market resulting in lots of cross traffic.
Over 1600 interested people came to the EV Event and learned about electric vehicle use and adoption from 61 EV private owners and 6 EV-knowledgeable dealers who brought 28 vehicles.
Besides viewing the countless static displays, 147 interested members of the public learned first-hand about EV use by taking test rides or drives. The EVs and PHEVs available for the test drive included the Tesla Model 3, the new Nissan Leaf, both a Chevrolet Bolt and Volt and the Chrysler Pacifica PHEV minivan. Also available for test drives were electric bicycles and NEVs. In addition, there was a 22’ Duffy Electric Boat on display.
A regional pizza restaurant chain, Pizza Man Dan's, displayed its Spira4U electric delivery vehicles which it uses to deliver pizza to its customers. Later owner Dan delivered pizzas for our volunteers working our event in the Spira4U.
In support of the environmental benefits of zero emission transportation the following elected officials attended and learned how they may affect policy in support of EVs: Ventura County Supervisor John Zaragoza, Oxnard Mayor Pro Tem Carmen Ramirez, Oxnard City Council Member Bert Perello, Port Hueneme City Council Member Jon Sharkey, Field Representative Samantha Omana for California State Assembly Member Monique Limón and Executive Assistant Brian Brennan for Ventura County Supervisor Steve Bennett
EV-focused groups set up informational booths including The California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, Plug In America, Los Padres Chapter Sierra Club and EV Advocates of Ventura County.
James Reach, Los Padres Chapter Sierra Club (Co-Captain)
Kent Bullard (Co-Captain)
Cathy Bullard (Ride and Drive organizer)
EV Advocates of Ventura County
photo by: Mike Pace, volunteer
Over 1600 people came to learn about plug-in vehicles. Here is a photo of some of the guests viewing the 89 different all-electric or plug-in hybrid models that were on display or available for test rides and drives at our event venue in the beautiful Channel Islands Harbor area of Oxnard, California In addition to the multiple private owners and EV-knowledgeable dealers, guests could get more details from several informational booths such as information about cash rebate and incentive programs.
The event is pending. Please visit the Attend page to find other National Drive Electric Week events.
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