National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Sep 09, 2018

Day: Sunday, September 9, 2018 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Location: Park and Ride, Tesla Supercharger Lot
Old Mammoth Road/Tavern Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
Contact the event organizers, which took place in 2018.

Event Report

Mayor Cleland Hoff spoke on stage after we read the Town of Mammoth Lake's Proclamation of Sept 9th as EV Day Mammoth Lakes. The Mayor spoke very positively about the Town's plan to support EV promotion. She stayed about 3 hours, enjoying a test ride in a Tesla Roadster as well as rides in a couple of our Evs.
Also attending was councilman and Chair of Mono County's LocalTransportation Commission, John Wentworth, Councilman Kurt and Cal Trans Brent ...

Guests enjoyed snacks and read materials on incentives and charging in our Education Tent--a 20 X 30 tent with 10 tables with 4 chairs around each. On our main stage in the tent, we held a free raffle, giving away hundreds of dollars of gift certs from local restaurants and retail shops as well as free ticket to next year's Gran Fondo cycling race. Each winner was called up to the microphone to introduce themselves, if they owned an EV, and what triggered their interest in Electric Vehicles.

A highly unique aspect of our event was its location in this remote Mountain community, literally hundreds of miles from the nearest EV CAR dealer. Due to the generosity of local residents offered lodging to out of town EV owners, we were able to showcase 9 EVs, with rides in 5 EVs. Our EV owner/educators drove 400 miles from San Diego and Sacramento! Their cars were steadily busy--making 4 - 5 trips per hour on a 6 minute, 4 mile route.
The guests were highly appreciative of our 20 dedicated, knowledgeable volunteers. Later, guests were overheard bubbling over about their "Experience Electric" event in a local restaurant.
While the total number of guests was not a huge number, the quality of conversations was high. The guests who came were highly focused on getting their rides in an EV--often riding in 2 or 3.

We also collected signatures on a petition to demand non-Tesla charging in Mammoth Lakes. We received over 300 signatures in under a week. We are still collecting . . .on line at

photo by: Kyle Spiewak, Treasurer, Eastern Sierra Electric Vehicle Association
EV Owner/Educators traveled from San Diego and Sacramento to volunteer.

More photos from this event.

Event Description


Experience Electric! 

FREE  rides in electric cars . . .including Teslas Model S, Model X
AWD's and SUV's. 

SAVE OUR SNOW. . . and our forests 
Reduce your consumption of fossil fuels
and have more fun driving.

Presentations on the Main Stage of our Education Tent
Pull up a seat and relax while you listen and chat with EV owners
 All your questions answered.

Free drawings for prizes on the hour for registered attendees!
Ticket to 2019 Gran Fondo
Electric Car Insider Buying Guide
Gift Certificates to your favorite restaurants and shops.

Guaranteed--you can ride in this car!
Mitsubishi Outlander SUV PHEV - MSRP $35,915
After incentives $28,165*
78 MPGe
Lightly used Outlanders available too.

Learn how to: 
  • Drive more efficiently on cleaner energy
  • Save money on the initial cost of the car by taking advantage of incentives
  • Save money on the operating and lifetime cost of a car.
  • Learn how to charge your car at home and on the go.
  • Business Specialists tell how to install chargers to attract customers

Get your "Ticket to Ride" in an EV....or try out several. 

Save Time at Check-In--Register now!

Bring the family!

Take the trolley for a free gift.

Presented by Eastern Sierra Electric Vehicle Association
Questions? email us at:

* Includes CVRP rebate of $1500, this cash incentive is income qualifying and may not apply to all.

This event made possible by a grant from Southern California Edison. Our sincere thanks for having the vision that rural communities need an extra "charge"!

Registered Attendees

There are currently 45 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Chevrolet Volt 3
Nissan Leaf (2011-2017) 2
Tesla Model S 2
Tesla Model X 2
Chevrolet Bolt 1
Ford Ranger EV (1997-2003) 1
Other Plug-In Vehicle 1
Tesla Roadster 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
9 Models 14

Registered attendees report 337,553 electric miles driven.

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