National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Solvang, 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 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: City Parking Lot 1
470 Alisal Drive
Solvang, CA 93463
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

On a sunny day in Solvang, California, the Danish-themed town in California's Santa Ynez Valley, over 100 interested members of the general public came and learned about Electric Vehicles and Plug-In Hybrids from private owner EV enthusiasts and EV-knowledgeable dealers who had their cars on display. We had a wide variety of manufacturers and models.
The following elected officials came to demonstrate their support for the environmental benefits of EV use and adoption: United States Congressman Salud Carbajal (24th Congressional District of California) and Third District Santa Barbara County Supervisor Joan Hartmann. Supervisor Hartmann put her daily driver Tesla Model S on display at the event.
Alex Economou, Air Quality Specialist for the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, came with an informational booth about SBCAPCD incentive programs for EV ownership and other SBCAPCD programs.
James Reach, Captain
Los Padres Chapter Sierra Club

photo by: Mike Pace, Volunteer
NDEW Electric Vehicle Show in Solvang, California. Solvang has a Danish theme to its architecture. Multiple EVs and PHEVs were on display at our venue, a municipal parking lot in the center of town near bakeries, restaurants and shops. Over 100 interested members of the public came to learn.

Event Description


Local Electric Vehicle (EV) owners will be available with their cars to tell you their experiences of EV ownership and operation. Join us and bring your questions about the EV world to our knowledgeable owners. It's a real, one-to-one, hands on opportunity for you to learn the benefits of EV ownership and see the vehicles inside and out. 

EVs have fast acceleration, silent, smooth running, immediate pedal response, and improved braking. EVs run virtually maintenance-free and have good to excellent safety ratings. Good for you, good for the environment, and beneficial to your bottom line. Consider never having to pay for gasoline, oil or major repairs again! 

National Drive Electric Week is a collaboration between Plug In America, Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association. Presented locally by the Los Padres Chapter Sierra Club and Community Environmental Council. 


Registered Attendees

There are currently 52 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 6
Tesla Model S 4
Chevrolet Bolt 3
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 3
Chevrolet Volt 2
BMW i3 1
Chevy Spark EV 1
EV Conversion 1
Ford Focus Electric 1
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 1
Tesla Model X 1
Toyota Prius Prime 1
Volkswagen e-Golf 1
13 Models 26

Registered attendees report 534,769 electric miles driven.

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Presented By

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EVHybridNoire logo
Drive Electric USA logo

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

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