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.
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
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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.

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