National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Richmond, CA
Sep 08, 2018

Day: Saturday, September 8, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Location: Civic Center Plaza
450 Civic Center Plaza
Parking Lot across from the Library
Richmond, CA 94804
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Event Report

The Richmond National Drive Event was held on Saturday September 8th and was a well attended free family event with private vehicle owners eager to share their EV ownership experience, auto manufacturers, Richmond Police Activities League provided a jump house for the kids, gave away free espresso and gelato for downloading a commuter app. Several local non-profit groups, solar energy companies, and MCE Clean Energy shared financing and energy rebate programs. Also in attendance were Richmond City Council Member Ben Choi and Contra Costa County District Supervisor John Gioia-both gentlemen drive EVs.

photo by: John Hill, City of Richmond KCRT
A little espresso, gelato, and donuts go well with learning about EVs from private owners (shown Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model 3 and other EVs).

More photos from this event.

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 2022 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.

City of Richmond CA National Drive Electric Week

Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public to test drive and learn more about electric vehicles, electric bikes, EV chargers, ownership, purchasing rebates and financing. Solar vehicle and alternative powered vehicle owners are also encouraged to show and tell! 

Bring the whole family!  There will be music, food and fun give aways for attendees.

For additional information, please use the blue "Contact" button at the top of this page to contact the organizer.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 44 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 3
BMW i3 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Chevrolet Volt 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid 1
Kia Soul EV 1
Smart fortwo electric drive 1
Tesla Model 3 1
Toyota RAV4 EV (2012 and later) 1
10 Models 13

Registered attendees report 234,506 electric miles driven.

Presented By

Plugin America
Electric Auto Association
Sierra Club

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All NDEW 2022 sponsors support Plug In America's coordination of National Drive Electric Week.

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