National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Grass Valley, CA
Sep 08-09, 2018

Days: September 8-9, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 9-5 Saturday; 9-1 Sunday
Location: Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Rd
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

This event was part of Nevada County's largest classic car and hot rod show, which typically draws 600 cars to the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, California, an hour north of Sacramento in the Sierra foothills. Approximately 5000 people attended, and the Nevada County Climate Change Coalition (NCCCC) presented an indoor display of a total of 14 plug-in vehicles (+10 electric bikes in an adjacent display) along with a display of climate-related materials. We had enthusiastic crowds--and some climate deniers--who saw the display, talked to volunteers, engaged dealer representatives and participated in a ride-and-drive all weekend. Hundreds of people enthusiastically wanted more information on plug-in vehicles. A representative from the California Center for Sustainable Energy presented on Sunday. NCCCC has done this event for three years now, in an attempt to reach those who wouldn't normally be exposed to EVs, and we see it as a successful outreach to those who don't often experience such viewpoints.

Event Description


Cruisin' the Pines--the largest car show in Nevada County, with 5000 attendees and 700+ classic cars--will host a National Drive Electric Week event this year, displaying electric cars in the main exhibit building at the Nevada County Fairgrounds September 8-9, 2018.

Registered Attendees

There are currently 10 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model X 1
Tesla Roadster 1
5 Models 5

Registered attendees report 221,050 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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